|The national highway safety program Share the Road, in partnership with Operation Interdependence, is once again on the road to deliver leftover nonperishable items to make care packages for American armed forces serving overseas.The donated items were transported by Share the Road drivers last weekend from a convention in Las Vegas, Nev., to OI’s distribution center in Grand Junction, Colo. Volunteers from the Grand Junction community — including members of the Navy, Marines and Air Force — were on site to unload the tractor-trailer’s worth of items so they can be made into care packages.
“The trucking industry is proud to give back to our soldiers overseas,” says Elisabeth Barna, American Trucking Associations vice president of strategic planning and outreach. “ATA is honored to partner with Operation Interdependence to deliver these items that will support our troops.”
This is the fourth transport that ATA and Operation Interdependence have teamed up to deliver. ATA drivers also have delivered packages for troops to OI’s distribution centers in Bayonne, N.J., and Houston.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.