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AmCoach Gets Drivers Home
Trucker Charity has introduced a new tool to assist with their quest to help truck drivers who find themselves in need while on the road. The AmCoach is a motor coach designed to transport drivers home after they have suffered an injury or illness.
The AmCoach is more than just a free ride. It features a kitchenette, living quarters, lounge and plenty of space for luggage. When a driver needs transportation home or to a treatment facility closer to home, the AmCoach is available to get them there in comfort. A friend or family member must travel with the driver to provide any necessary transit, and medical care is the responsibility of the family, but the ride and the accommodations are completely taken care of. Truckers who travel with a pet can bring them along too.
“We don’t ask the families for a dime,” said Trucker Charity President Lance Wood in an interview with Land Line. “When we get the calls, we start figuring out how we can help.”
The organization operates on donations, and its active volunteers cover most of the costs. It is currently seeking donors to help maintain the AmCoach services.
The AmCoach can also function as a disaster relief center in the event of a natural disaster. When not on duty, the vehicle will be on display at shows and truck stops. One of the first stops will be the Mid-America Trucking Show next month.
“We encourage everyone to come check out the AmCoach and see what we are about and what we hope to do in the future,” Wood told Land Line.
Source: Land Line