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Trucker Charity proud to partner with DAT

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Charity Updates 

 
 Truckers: Make More Money in a Tough Economy
While the economic slump has driven many small carriers and owner-operators out of business, others have seen surprising success in their business – simply by using all the features in their load boards.
A load board is a web-based search engine where drivers post trucks and find freight. Like an internet dating service, carriers meet shippers and brokers online. Some carriers use a load board to book every trip and others use it for back hauls. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Rain Tree Inn, Open to truckers and helping Trucker Charity with their mission.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Saturday, December 15, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Announcing our newest help center. RainTree Inn in Newcastle Indiana.   

 A 5 star hotel that's owned by an American who says "We need each other, we need the American Trucker".

Raintree Inn is located 2 miles north on Indiana 3 at the 123 mm on I-70. They are across the street from the Walmart. The Rain Tree Inn has a heated indoor pool, suites, restaurant, lounge AND, wait for it... LAUNDRY facilities. How cool is that? 

Rain Tree Inn contacted us and asked how they could help in our mission. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Belleville Chili Cook Off

Posted by Truckers Helping on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Charity Updates 


For the past 29 years the community of Belleville, IL has come together to support Charity. The town of Belleville has been hosting the Chili Cook Off since 1983. It started with just a few vendors celebrating their love for chili and has grown to over 70 vendors that serve not only chili of all kinds, but also the usual “fair food” you will find at these sort of events, also there are several beer tents located throughout the Chili Cook Off. The event is hosted each year by the Bell...


Continue reading ...
 

Introducing James Krener

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Charity Updates 

We at Trucker Charity would like to introduce you to James Krener, our accountant.



I'm writing to introduce myself to all the Trucker Charity friends and followers!  Trucker Charity and I met because of my location: Mascoutah, Illinois.  I'm located about 15 minutes away from the Trucker Charity, Inc. headquarters in Summerfield, Illinois.  

I began my accounting career in 2000 after graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  For the next 10 years, I worked for a few local CPA ...


Continue reading ...
 

Trucker Charity Inc. hits the open road!!

Posted by K Mullins on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Charity Updates 

Trucker Charity Inc is pleased to announce that, right now, President Lance Wood is on his way to collect a truck which has been donated to the charity by a benefactor. Trucker Charity has now become a Motor Carrier for the purpose of funding the charitable actions performed by the charity and the education and mentoring of drivers.

Many of Trucker Charity's sponsors are kindly helping to decal the unit and make it ready for the road.

On the road, it will be listed as a Disaster Relief Vehicle,...


Continue reading ...
 

Did anyone know we have a blog?

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Yep, we try and update it as much as we can, you can also leave comments, tips, questions or what ever in the comment section. 

Thumb through a few of them to see what your charity has been doing as of late, then make sure to check back from time to time.
Continue reading ...
 

Triple T Tire and Lube

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
We'd like to thank Triple T Tire and Lube in Black River Falls Wisconsin. Trucker Charity had a case today and needed their services. They were the only business in town willing to lend a helping hand to a couple who have had some really hard times.  

The wife of the family woke up this morning and got ready to head to her Chemo treatment only to find out that she had a flat tire on her car. Trucker Charity got the call at 11am. She had already missed the treatment today but wanted to make sur...
Continue reading ...
 

MD Alignment raffle EVERY MONTH

Posted by K Mullins on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Trucker Charity is holding an online raffle for an MD Alignment technique alignment every month. This is being graciously offered by Chad Hohn from Kansas as his way of lending a hand to the trucking community. Chad is one of MD Alignment's best technicians.

Click here to enter   http://www.truckercharity.org/alignment-raffle.php 

With an MD Alignment you will save on tire wear which puts money in your pocket. You'll be straight as an arrow going down the road and the shimmy's will be gone  (Gi...
Continue reading ...
 

bureaucratic red tape is going to strangle this industry, but we're cutting through it when we can.

Posted by KMullins on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Back at the end of Feb. We had a driver referred to us by another charity, he was out in California who had a medical issue with his CDL which caused him to be stranded since he couldn't drive his truck. We worked on it with him for 3 weeks and we're happy to report we got his license back today. 

I'm pulling this all from memory so indulge me here.

What we did isn't normally what we do but now that we know how to "Get'r Done" we'll be able to help the next driver with this kind of issue.

This g...

Continue reading ...
 

It's like the twilight zone, really.

Posted by Kerry on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Charity Updates 
The situations that we're dealing with this week with drivers needing help are really getting crazy. I'm sitting there listening to their stories and my mouth is literally hanging jaw dropped.  We've been contacted by Landline and they gave us the number of one driver that's caught up in this. He's driving a truck totally illegal, we advised him to find a truck dealership, take pictures of the entire truck and we'll get him home and out of that situation.    http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_...
Continue reading ...
 

We're still plugging along, even in this slow economy.

Posted by K Mullins Secretary on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Charity Updates 
Sometimes I really don't know how we do it, someone's watching over us. We're still plugging along helping truck drivers when they find themselves in bad situations and need a leg up.

 6 drivers stranded today, working on the last 2 right now. 50% of them were from CRST. Seems their recruiters are bringing in drivers without checking them out fully that they meet their requirements. Driver had a felony almost 10 years ago, no jail time, told the recruiter but the recruiter claims he didn't tel...

Continue reading ...
 

Joplin Relief Drive

Posted by K Mullins on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

Of interest to those wanting to get involved in the relief effort for Joplin Mo. and news organizations covering the disaster in Joplin Mo.



WHO: Trucker Charity Inc, Menlo Logistics, Con-Way Freight, Walmart



WHAT: Supply and aid donation drive for victims of Joplin Mo. tornado



WHEN: Friday May 27 through Sunday May 28th 8 AM till 8 PM

Donations will be sent out Monday by Con-Way Freight directly to Joplin Mo.



WHERE: Walmart Shopping Center

2608 Green Mount Commons Dr

...
Continue reading ...
 

We need you to send some emails and make some calls.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

 Trucker Charity Inc, would like to thank all our loyal supporters. We really can not do what we do with out you. While we appreciate your support. We need more of it. Financial, volunteer and networking.


   We work very hard to make a pennie do the work of a dime. We need alot of dimes. A few months ago we sent suggestions in the form of slide shows to some of the larger truck stops. Suggesting how they can help. One of the ways we suggested was to offer letting drivers donate via the...


Continue reading ...
 

Chrismas Group 2011 We want your help.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Sunday, April 24, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

Trucker Charity Inc will be working with those interested to formalize the 2011 Christmas Group.  Eldon Mcfarling  is the director of the Christmas Group. He was nominated and accepted the position at MATS. Now Eldon needs a top notch team to work with. All the current folks that were envolved with the past successfull years are wanted to be on the committee. We also seek more to join in on the help. While we have had a few minor glitch...


Continue reading ...
 

The week so far.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, June 3, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  This week so far has hit the heart of many of the Trucker Charity Inc family. Ralph Acocella Jr an active Trucker Charity Inc volunteer. Transported a dear friend's ashes back to his mother. Rick Rogers Jr passed away May 19th. Rick had a passion about Trucker Charity Inc assiting in this exact type of service. Rick, gave us the chance to roll it out. Our prayers are with his family and friends.

 A very special Thank You, to Ralph and his carrier Cargo Transporters, Inc . Cargo Transporters ...
Continue reading ...
 

Thank you all for your support at MATS!

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, March 29, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  Its was great to meet so many that support what we are doing! I was really shocked at how many knew what we do already. We will have a blog about our time at the show soon. Right now I am recovering from the event, so this will be short! I plan to do a much more in depth write up soon. We had so many great folks to talk to and meet. We did get a lot of awareness out to the folks of who we are and what we do.

 I want to thank Ralph Arcola, Kenny Madis, Terry Wooley, Kacie Wood, Ben Pernell, ...
Continue reading ...
 

New product being released at MATS and Charge Air Cooler testers available!

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Charity Updates 

  With MATS just a few days away. Folks that stop by our booth 62216 will get to see a new product that Trucker Charity Inc. "Truckers Helping Truckers" will be supporting and for its public release! We think its one of the best safety items to help the trucking industry since the cell phone. Stop by and be one of the first to see it, to know about it and to purchase it! We are very excited about this and will have very great pricing to get this out to the folks that need it mo...


Continue reading ...
 

Trying to help folks get jobs.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Saturday, January 30, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  The short time Trucker Charity Inc. has been around has been a very busy time. We had our plans to roll out in 2010. Yet, the Arrow Trucking situation called for our service to be announced very early.

 We get many applications and calls a day. This is great as it means we have a need. I really did not think we would have the influx of need and request that we get on a daily basis. We are working hard to make it all work. We work off donations.

 One thing that has been a huge needed service ...
Continue reading ...
 

We have some items listed on E bay!

Posted by Lance on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
 We have some great item listed on E Bay for those interested. We have 4 used 22.5 Centramatics and 4 used Stainless steel braided Cat's Eyes Tire monitoring systems. Both of these items were donated to Trucker Charity Inc to sell for funds. So if you are needing these items or know someone that may. Please pass on the auction link to them.

 The Cat's Eyes are item 280432325250 on e bay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280432325250

The 4 Centramatics are item 280432...
Continue reading ...
 

Featured Sponsor!

Posted by Lance Wood on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
Wow, we have our first featured sponsor. The spot was sold at auction. I could not think of a better company to have as a featured sponsor! The winning bidder was Big Ol' Trucker Energy Juice. http://www.bigoltrucker.com/main  In the next coming days we will have there page available on our web site for all to check out! I have drank the energy Juice and have to say. Its very refreshing and taste great. Until we can get our featured Sponsors page up and going. Please stop in and visit them at...

Continue reading ...
 

Health Trucking Association of America

Posted by Lance Wood on Friday, November 13, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
The next few months should look to be very good. We are getting ready to get a large letter writing campaign under way for the end of the year. This will assist with locking down donations for next year. We want to make sure we are one of the first charity's in line with the major corporations to get donations lined up for 2010. We will also be soliciting for some large sponsors. This time of year its very difficult to get Corporations on board as they have already expenses their donation cap...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing category "Charity Updates" (Show all posts)

Trucker Charity proud to partner with DAT

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Charity Updates 

 
 Truckers: Make More Money in a Tough Economy
While the economic slump has driven many small carriers and owner-operators out of business, others have seen surprising success in their business – simply by using all the features in their load boards.
A load board is a web-based search engine where drivers post trucks and find freight. Like an internet dating service, carriers meet shippers and brokers online. Some carriers use a load board to book every trip and others use it for back hauls. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Rain Tree Inn, Open to truckers and helping Trucker Charity with their mission.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Saturday, December 15, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Announcing our newest help center. RainTree Inn in Newcastle Indiana.   

 A 5 star hotel that's owned by an American who says "We need each other, we need the American Trucker".

Raintree Inn is located 2 miles north on Indiana 3 at the 123 mm on I-70. They are across the street from the Walmart. The Rain Tree Inn has a heated indoor pool, suites, restaurant, lounge AND, wait for it... LAUNDRY facilities. How cool is that? 

Rain Tree Inn contacted us and asked how they could help in our mission. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Belleville Chili Cook Off

Posted by Truckers Helping on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Charity Updates 


For the past 29 years the community of Belleville, IL has come together to support Charity. The town of Belleville has been hosting the Chili Cook Off since 1983. It started with just a few vendors celebrating their love for chili and has grown to over 70 vendors that serve not only chili of all kinds, but also the usual “fair food” you will find at these sort of events, also there are several beer tents located throughout the Chili Cook Off. The event is hosted each year by the Bell...


Continue reading ...
 

Introducing James Krener

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Charity Updates 

We at Trucker Charity would like to introduce you to James Krener, our accountant.



I'm writing to introduce myself to all the Trucker Charity friends and followers!  Trucker Charity and I met because of my location: Mascoutah, Illinois.  I'm located about 15 minutes away from the Trucker Charity, Inc. headquarters in Summerfield, Illinois.  

I began my accounting career in 2000 after graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  For the next 10 years, I worked for a few local CPA ...


Continue reading ...
 

Trucker Charity Inc. hits the open road!!

Posted by K Mullins on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Charity Updates 

Trucker Charity Inc is pleased to announce that, right now, President Lance Wood is on his way to collect a truck which has been donated to the charity by a benefactor. Trucker Charity has now become a Motor Carrier for the purpose of funding the charitable actions performed by the charity and the education and mentoring of drivers.

Many of Trucker Charity's sponsors are kindly helping to decal the unit and make it ready for the road.

On the road, it will be listed as a Disaster Relief Vehicle,...


Continue reading ...
 

Did anyone know we have a blog?

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Yep, we try and update it as much as we can, you can also leave comments, tips, questions or what ever in the comment section. 

Thumb through a few of them to see what your charity has been doing as of late, then make sure to check back from time to time.
Continue reading ...
 

Triple T Tire and Lube

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
We'd like to thank Triple T Tire and Lube in Black River Falls Wisconsin. Trucker Charity had a case today and needed their services. They were the only business in town willing to lend a helping hand to a couple who have had some really hard times.  

The wife of the family woke up this morning and got ready to head to her Chemo treatment only to find out that she had a flat tire on her car. Trucker Charity got the call at 11am. She had already missed the treatment today but wanted to make sur...
Continue reading ...
 

MD Alignment raffle EVERY MONTH

Posted by K Mullins on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Trucker Charity is holding an online raffle for an MD Alignment technique alignment every month. This is being graciously offered by Chad Hohn from Kansas as his way of lending a hand to the trucking community. Chad is one of MD Alignment's best technicians.

Click here to enter   http://www.truckercharity.org/alignment-raffle.php 

With an MD Alignment you will save on tire wear which puts money in your pocket. You'll be straight as an arrow going down the road and the shimmy's will be gone  (Gi...
Continue reading ...
 

bureaucratic red tape is going to strangle this industry, but we're cutting through it when we can.

Posted by KMullins on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Back at the end of Feb. We had a driver referred to us by another charity, he was out in California who had a medical issue with his CDL which caused him to be stranded since he couldn't drive his truck. We worked on it with him for 3 weeks and we're happy to report we got his license back today. 

I'm pulling this all from memory so indulge me here.

What we did isn't normally what we do but now that we know how to "Get'r Done" we'll be able to help the next driver with this kind of issue.

This g...

Continue reading ...
 

It's like the twilight zone, really.

Posted by Kerry on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Charity Updates 
The situations that we're dealing with this week with drivers needing help are really getting crazy. I'm sitting there listening to their stories and my mouth is literally hanging jaw dropped.  We've been contacted by Landline and they gave us the number of one driver that's caught up in this. He's driving a truck totally illegal, we advised him to find a truck dealership, take pictures of the entire truck and we'll get him home and out of that situation.    http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_...
Continue reading ...
 

We're still plugging along, even in this slow economy.

Posted by K Mullins Secretary on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Charity Updates 
Sometimes I really don't know how we do it, someone's watching over us. We're still plugging along helping truck drivers when they find themselves in bad situations and need a leg up.

 6 drivers stranded today, working on the last 2 right now. 50% of them were from CRST. Seems their recruiters are bringing in drivers without checking them out fully that they meet their requirements. Driver had a felony almost 10 years ago, no jail time, told the recruiter but the recruiter claims he didn't tel...

Continue reading ...
 

Joplin Relief Drive

Posted by K Mullins on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

Of interest to those wanting to get involved in the relief effort for Joplin Mo. and news organizations covering the disaster in Joplin Mo.



WHO: Trucker Charity Inc, Menlo Logistics, Con-Way Freight, Walmart



WHAT: Supply and aid donation drive for victims of Joplin Mo. tornado



WHEN: Friday May 27 through Sunday May 28th 8 AM till 8 PM

Donations will be sent out Monday by Con-Way Freight directly to Joplin Mo.



WHERE: Walmart Shopping Center

2608 Green Mount Commons Dr

...
Continue reading ...
 

We need you to send some emails and make some calls.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

 Trucker Charity Inc, would like to thank all our loyal supporters. We really can not do what we do with out you. While we appreciate your support. We need more of it. Financial, volunteer and networking.


   We work very hard to make a pennie do the work of a dime. We need alot of dimes. A few months ago we sent suggestions in the form of slide shows to some of the larger truck stops. Suggesting how they can help. One of the ways we suggested was to offer letting drivers donate via the...


Continue reading ...
 

Chrismas Group 2011 We want your help.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Sunday, April 24, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

Trucker Charity Inc will be working with those interested to formalize the 2011 Christmas Group.  Eldon Mcfarling  is the director of the Christmas Group. He was nominated and accepted the position at MATS. Now Eldon needs a top notch team to work with. All the current folks that were envolved with the past successfull years are wanted to be on the committee. We also seek more to join in on the help. While we have had a few minor glitch...


Continue reading ...
 

The week so far.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, June 3, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  This week so far has hit the heart of many of the Trucker Charity Inc family. Ralph Acocella Jr an active Trucker Charity Inc volunteer. Transported a dear friend's ashes back to his mother. Rick Rogers Jr passed away May 19th. Rick had a passion about Trucker Charity Inc assiting in this exact type of service. Rick, gave us the chance to roll it out. Our prayers are with his family and friends.

 A very special Thank You, to Ralph and his carrier Cargo Transporters, Inc . Cargo Transporters ...
Continue reading ...
 

Thank you all for your support at MATS!

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, March 29, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  Its was great to meet so many that support what we are doing! I was really shocked at how many knew what we do already. We will have a blog about our time at the show soon. Right now I am recovering from the event, so this will be short! I plan to do a much more in depth write up soon. We had so many great folks to talk to and meet. We did get a lot of awareness out to the folks of who we are and what we do.

 I want to thank Ralph Arcola, Kenny Madis, Terry Wooley, Kacie Wood, Ben Pernell, ...
Continue reading ...
 

New product being released at MATS and Charge Air Cooler testers available!

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Charity Updates 

  With MATS just a few days away. Folks that stop by our booth 62216 will get to see a new product that Trucker Charity Inc. "Truckers Helping Truckers" will be supporting and for its public release! We think its one of the best safety items to help the trucking industry since the cell phone. Stop by and be one of the first to see it, to know about it and to purchase it! We are very excited about this and will have very great pricing to get this out to the folks that need it mo...


Continue reading ...
 

Trying to help folks get jobs.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Saturday, January 30, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  The short time Trucker Charity Inc. has been around has been a very busy time. We had our plans to roll out in 2010. Yet, the Arrow Trucking situation called for our service to be announced very early.

 We get many applications and calls a day. This is great as it means we have a need. I really did not think we would have the influx of need and request that we get on a daily basis. We are working hard to make it all work. We work off donations.

 One thing that has been a huge needed service ...
Continue reading ...
 

We have some items listed on E bay!

Posted by Lance on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
 We have some great item listed on E Bay for those interested. We have 4 used 22.5 Centramatics and 4 used Stainless steel braided Cat's Eyes Tire monitoring systems. Both of these items were donated to Trucker Charity Inc to sell for funds. So if you are needing these items or know someone that may. Please pass on the auction link to them.

 The Cat's Eyes are item 280432325250 on e bay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280432325250

The 4 Centramatics are item 280432...
Continue reading ...
 

Featured Sponsor!

Posted by Lance Wood on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
Wow, we have our first featured sponsor. The spot was sold at auction. I could not think of a better company to have as a featured sponsor! The winning bidder was Big Ol' Trucker Energy Juice. http://www.bigoltrucker.com/main  In the next coming days we will have there page available on our web site for all to check out! I have drank the energy Juice and have to say. Its very refreshing and taste great. Until we can get our featured Sponsors page up and going. Please stop in and visit them at...

Continue reading ...
 

Health Trucking Association of America

Posted by Lance Wood on Friday, November 13, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
The next few months should look to be very good. We are getting ready to get a large letter writing campaign under way for the end of the year. This will assist with locking down donations for next year. We want to make sure we are one of the first charity's in line with the major corporations to get donations lined up for 2010. We will also be soliciting for some large sponsors. This time of year its very difficult to get Corporations on board as they have already expenses their donation cap...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing category "Charity Updates" (Show all posts)

Trucker Charity proud to partner with DAT

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Charity Updates 

 
 Truckers: Make More Money in a Tough Economy
While the economic slump has driven many small carriers and owner-operators out of business, others have seen surprising success in their business – simply by using all the features in their load boards.
A load board is a web-based search engine where drivers post trucks and find freight. Like an internet dating service, carriers meet shippers and brokers online. Some carriers use a load board to book every trip and others use it for back hauls. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Rain Tree Inn, Open to truckers and helping Trucker Charity with their mission.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Saturday, December 15, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Announcing our newest help center. RainTree Inn in Newcastle Indiana.   

 A 5 star hotel that's owned by an American who says "We need each other, we need the American Trucker".

Raintree Inn is located 2 miles north on Indiana 3 at the 123 mm on I-70. They are across the street from the Walmart. The Rain Tree Inn has a heated indoor pool, suites, restaurant, lounge AND, wait for it... LAUNDRY facilities. How cool is that? 

Rain Tree Inn contacted us and asked how they could help in our mission. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Belleville Chili Cook Off

Posted by Truckers Helping on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Charity Updates 


For the past 29 years the community of Belleville, IL has come together to support Charity. The town of Belleville has been hosting the Chili Cook Off since 1983. It started with just a few vendors celebrating their love for chili and has grown to over 70 vendors that serve not only chili of all kinds, but also the usual “fair food” you will find at these sort of events, also there are several beer tents located throughout the Chili Cook Off. The event is hosted each year by the Bell...


Continue reading ...
 

Introducing James Krener

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Charity Updates 

We at Trucker Charity would like to introduce you to James Krener, our accountant.



I'm writing to introduce myself to all the Trucker Charity friends and followers!  Trucker Charity and I met because of my location: Mascoutah, Illinois.  I'm located about 15 minutes away from the Trucker Charity, Inc. headquarters in Summerfield, Illinois.  

I began my accounting career in 2000 after graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  For the next 10 years, I worked for a few local CPA ...


Continue reading ...
 

Trucker Charity Inc. hits the open road!!

Posted by K Mullins on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Charity Updates 

Trucker Charity Inc is pleased to announce that, right now, President Lance Wood is on his way to collect a truck which has been donated to the charity by a benefactor. Trucker Charity has now become a Motor Carrier for the purpose of funding the charitable actions performed by the charity and the education and mentoring of drivers.

Many of Trucker Charity's sponsors are kindly helping to decal the unit and make it ready for the road.

On the road, it will be listed as a Disaster Relief Vehicle,...


Continue reading ...
 

Did anyone know we have a blog?

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Yep, we try and update it as much as we can, you can also leave comments, tips, questions or what ever in the comment section. 

Thumb through a few of them to see what your charity has been doing as of late, then make sure to check back from time to time.
Continue reading ...
 

Triple T Tire and Lube

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
We'd like to thank Triple T Tire and Lube in Black River Falls Wisconsin. Trucker Charity had a case today and needed their services. They were the only business in town willing to lend a helping hand to a couple who have had some really hard times.  

The wife of the family woke up this morning and got ready to head to her Chemo treatment only to find out that she had a flat tire on her car. Trucker Charity got the call at 11am. She had already missed the treatment today but wanted to make sur...
Continue reading ...
 

MD Alignment raffle EVERY MONTH

Posted by K Mullins on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Trucker Charity is holding an online raffle for an MD Alignment technique alignment every month. This is being graciously offered by Chad Hohn from Kansas as his way of lending a hand to the trucking community. Chad is one of MD Alignment's best technicians.

Click here to enter   http://www.truckercharity.org/alignment-raffle.php 

With an MD Alignment you will save on tire wear which puts money in your pocket. You'll be straight as an arrow going down the road and the shimmy's will be gone  (Gi...
Continue reading ...
 

bureaucratic red tape is going to strangle this industry, but we're cutting through it when we can.

Posted by KMullins on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Back at the end of Feb. We had a driver referred to us by another charity, he was out in California who had a medical issue with his CDL which caused him to be stranded since he couldn't drive his truck. We worked on it with him for 3 weeks and we're happy to report we got his license back today. 

I'm pulling this all from memory so indulge me here.

What we did isn't normally what we do but now that we know how to "Get'r Done" we'll be able to help the next driver with this kind of issue.

This g...

Continue reading ...
 

It's like the twilight zone, really.

Posted by Kerry on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Charity Updates 
The situations that we're dealing with this week with drivers needing help are really getting crazy. I'm sitting there listening to their stories and my mouth is literally hanging jaw dropped.  We've been contacted by Landline and they gave us the number of one driver that's caught up in this. He's driving a truck totally illegal, we advised him to find a truck dealership, take pictures of the entire truck and we'll get him home and out of that situation.    http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_...
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We're still plugging along, even in this slow economy.

Posted by K Mullins Secretary on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Charity Updates 
Sometimes I really don't know how we do it, someone's watching over us. We're still plugging along helping truck drivers when they find themselves in bad situations and need a leg up.

 6 drivers stranded today, working on the last 2 right now. 50% of them were from CRST. Seems their recruiters are bringing in drivers without checking them out fully that they meet their requirements. Driver had a felony almost 10 years ago, no jail time, told the recruiter but the recruiter claims he didn't tel...

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Joplin Relief Drive

Posted by K Mullins on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

Of interest to those wanting to get involved in the relief effort for Joplin Mo. and news organizations covering the disaster in Joplin Mo.



WHO: Trucker Charity Inc, Menlo Logistics, Con-Way Freight, Walmart



WHAT: Supply and aid donation drive for victims of Joplin Mo. tornado



WHEN: Friday May 27 through Sunday May 28th 8 AM till 8 PM

Donations will be sent out Monday by Con-Way Freight directly to Joplin Mo.



WHERE: Walmart Shopping Center

2608 Green Mount Commons Dr

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We need you to send some emails and make some calls.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

 Trucker Charity Inc, would like to thank all our loyal supporters. We really can not do what we do with out you. While we appreciate your support. We need more of it. Financial, volunteer and networking.


   We work very hard to make a pennie do the work of a dime. We need alot of dimes. A few months ago we sent suggestions in the form of slide shows to some of the larger truck stops. Suggesting how they can help. One of the ways we suggested was to offer letting drivers donate via the...


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Chrismas Group 2011 We want your help.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Sunday, April 24, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

Trucker Charity Inc will be working with those interested to formalize the 2011 Christmas Group.  Eldon Mcfarling  is the director of the Christmas Group. He was nominated and accepted the position at MATS. Now Eldon needs a top notch team to work with. All the current folks that were envolved with the past successfull years are wanted to be on the committee. We also seek more to join in on the help. While we have had a few minor glitch...


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The week so far.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, June 3, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  This week so far has hit the heart of many of the Trucker Charity Inc family. Ralph Acocella Jr an active Trucker Charity Inc volunteer. Transported a dear friend's ashes back to his mother. Rick Rogers Jr passed away May 19th. Rick had a passion about Trucker Charity Inc assiting in this exact type of service. Rick, gave us the chance to roll it out. Our prayers are with his family and friends.

 A very special Thank You, to Ralph and his carrier Cargo Transporters, Inc . Cargo Transporters ...
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Thank you all for your support at MATS!

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, March 29, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  Its was great to meet so many that support what we are doing! I was really shocked at how many knew what we do already. We will have a blog about our time at the show soon. Right now I am recovering from the event, so this will be short! I plan to do a much more in depth write up soon. We had so many great folks to talk to and meet. We did get a lot of awareness out to the folks of who we are and what we do.

 I want to thank Ralph Arcola, Kenny Madis, Terry Wooley, Kacie Wood, Ben Pernell, ...
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New product being released at MATS and Charge Air Cooler testers available!

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Charity Updates 

  With MATS just a few days away. Folks that stop by our booth 62216 will get to see a new product that Trucker Charity Inc. "Truckers Helping Truckers" will be supporting and for its public release! We think its one of the best safety items to help the trucking industry since the cell phone. Stop by and be one of the first to see it, to know about it and to purchase it! We are very excited about this and will have very great pricing to get this out to the folks that need it mo...


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Trying to help folks get jobs.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Saturday, January 30, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  The short time Trucker Charity Inc. has been around has been a very busy time. We had our plans to roll out in 2010. Yet, the Arrow Trucking situation called for our service to be announced very early.

 We get many applications and calls a day. This is great as it means we have a need. I really did not think we would have the influx of need and request that we get on a daily basis. We are working hard to make it all work. We work off donations.

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We have some items listed on E bay!

Posted by Lance on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
 We have some great item listed on E Bay for those interested. We have 4 used 22.5 Centramatics and 4 used Stainless steel braided Cat's Eyes Tire monitoring systems. Both of these items were donated to Trucker Charity Inc to sell for funds. So if you are needing these items or know someone that may. Please pass on the auction link to them.

 The Cat's Eyes are item 280432325250 on e bay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280432325250

The 4 Centramatics are item 280432...
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Featured Sponsor!

Posted by Lance Wood on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
Wow, we have our first featured sponsor. The spot was sold at auction. I could not think of a better company to have as a featured sponsor! The winning bidder was Big Ol' Trucker Energy Juice. http://www.bigoltrucker.com/main  In the next coming days we will have there page available on our web site for all to check out! I have drank the energy Juice and have to say. Its very refreshing and taste great. Until we can get our featured Sponsors page up and going. Please stop in and visit them at...

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Health Trucking Association of America

Posted by Lance Wood on Friday, November 13, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
The next few months should look to be very good. We are getting ready to get a large letter writing campaign under way for the end of the year. This will assist with locking down donations for next year. We want to make sure we are one of the first charity's in line with the major corporations to get donations lined up for 2010. We will also be soliciting for some large sponsors. This time of year its very difficult to get Corporations on board as they have already expenses their donation cap...

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Volume VI - Edition II - February 5, 2014 

Scripture describes America today!

Historical background:  In the book of Genesis, Joseph, the son of Jacob who had been sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers, interpreted the dreams of the Pharaoh in Egypt.  Joseph predicted seven y­­ears of rain and seven years of drought.  He recommended that Pharaoh plan for the drought.

In the seven years of drought, Canaan, the home of Jacob, was affected as well.  Jacob sent his sons to Egypt to purchase grain.  The brothers were surprised to find Joseph, their brother, in charge of the grain.

Joseph brought his family to Egypt and provided food for them.  Over time, however, Joseph died and the new Pharaoh did not remember him.

The new Pharaoh was concerned that the Israelites were a foreign people in Egypt, and their numbers were growing.  Pharaoh took the Israelites captive and enslaved them.

To address the numbers, he ordered the midwives to kill the male babies.  In Exodus 1:16, "When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."

This is the first recorded instance of gender-based abortions.  It was abortion on demand by Pharaoh and as a matter of convenience for the Egyptians.  The midwives, however, feared God and could not do as ordered but instead reported the Hebrew women were vigorous and gave birth before they arrived.

When abortions did not deter the numbers of the Israelites, Pharaoh ordered all male babies to be thrown in the Nile River.

The Israelites became so oppressed in their slavery and the killing of their children that they cried out to God. They could not help themselves or protect their families.  Only God could help them.

Exodus 2:23-24, "The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob."

 

Is this not where America is today?

Gender-based abortions were prevalent when the people of Israel were slaves in Egypt.  It was the government that ordered the abortions by killing the boy babies.

A type of abortion being practiced in America today is gender-based abortions.  Abortions on demand or for convenience are as gender-based as any reason given for abortions.

And when our government gives people the right to kill babies that is only one step from the government ordering the killing of babies.  To have the right by law to kill is not any different than the government allowing the killing of babies.

Secondly, while America does not consider herself enslaved as in the case enslaved to man, America is enslaved to sin.  Promiscuity is but one example of our slavery to sin.

Same sex marriages; free sex; non Defense of the Marriage Act (DOMA) between a man and a woman; and abortion on demand, gender-based, or convenience; with free contraceptives are all demonstrations of promiscuity.

America has become enslaved to sin through promiscuity.  Enslavement to sex is rampant across America.  The standard of the day is it is OK to engage in sex without thought of consequences and without accountability.

Should pregnancy occur then just have an abortion and kill the baby as a matter of convenience.  Then you can continue again.

The President promotes promiscuity by executive order.  Funding of Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics, free contraceptives, and the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision has killed over 50 million babies without even a whimper of remorse from us.

The slavery and the killing of their children brought the Israelites to recognize that their only solution was to cry out to God.  Exodus 3:9-10, God speaking to Moses, "And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them."

The slave masters over Israel were actually Israelites themselves.  Their own people were forcing them into slavery.  Our own people are forcing us into a life of sin with the rule of law.  We have accepted our enslavement to sin as the status-quo.

We want God out - we do not want to offend - we must be tolerant - it is the law of the land - we fear what can be done to us - and some actually agree abortion is OK - IS THIS NOT REASON TO CRY OUT TO GOD?

Will America cry out to God?

We will not see change until we cry out to God.  He will make a way for us out of our enslavement to sin.  Is there another Moses "on the back side of a desert" being prepped to deliver us from bondage?  Is there a person of God who will step up?

Most agree that America is not crying out to God.  We are just accepting the status-quo and hoping for a political change as a solution - NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH!

Instead of accepting the status-quo - or hoping that a change in the political landscape will be the solution -- WE MUST CRY OUT TO GOD!  The cry could be led by pastors from pulpits across America, or even a politician - BUT remember it must be from us to God.

Are we so oppressed that we need to cry out to God?  I fear our problem - we are not!

 

God bless...

Bob Hataway/eChaplain

http://transalive.com/AmericaNeedsToCryOutToGod.htm

                                                                                                                                     NEW NEWS

     SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

FOR

SEMI TRUCKS

BLOG by Virginia Chomo

I have exciting news for the Trucking industry. Being part of Trucker Charity has gotten me even more involved with the trucking world than just being a part of a trucking family. The ones that have really made a huge impact to my heart is being part of our “Last Ride Home” program. Dealing with the unfortunate families that have lost their loved ones out on the road has made me question what is happening to our Drivers. I have been a truck driver; I am third generation of a four generation trucking family, and have gained a multitude of truck driving friends and families of drivers.

To many of our drivers are developing heart disease, vascular disease, breathing problems and other conditions that have been too easy for the general public to blame other things than what I have come to believe is long term exposure or frequent exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning. I have no proof, there are no studies, no data and no one has any sure answers. I have talked to coroners, unless there are clear signs of extreme exposure it is not tested for. Here is the data I have found.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may include:

Dull headache Weakness Dizziness Nausea Vomiting Shortness of breath Confusion Blurred vision Loss of consciousness

In my research I came across stories like these:

  • Former truck driver might have gotten Carbon Monoxide

  • Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 1,296,120 Replies

  • Posted By: Systor

  • May 12, 2007

  • 11:53 AM

    Hello, I'm a former truck driver, and I was wondering if anyone out there reading this has suffered carbon monoxide poisoning? About 6 years ago, I believe I was poisoned over the course of a summer while driving a rig over the road. In the first three weeks, I developed slurred speech, memory problems, and confusion. I kept driving the same truck for the next three months, but my symptoms didn't worsen. They didn't improve, either, though. Also, I installed a CO detector in the truck during that time. It never went off during that three months. After I got off the truck, I developed severe headaches that were centered in a spot on the top of my head. My short term memory was pretty much non-existent for several months, then gradually got better, altough it's still not 100% six years later. I have circulation problems as well. In cold weather my hands and feet will turn purple, yet they don't ache or turn numb on me.

    Do you see semi trucks mentioned here?

    There are a variety of sources of carbon monoxide poisoning, which include:

    The improper or incomplete burning of natural gas or carbon-based fuels such as propane, gasoline, kerosene, wood, coal, and charcoal.

    Un-vented or improperly vented heaters and furnaces, which lead to an increase in carbon monoxide poisoning cases during the winter months.

    Auto exhausts

    Tobacco smoke

    Faulty chimneys or fireplaces

    Faulty fuel burning gadgets such as space heaters and gasoline engines

    Gas appliances and heaters in small and enclosed spaces

    Faulty central heating systems

    Blockages that can cause improper ventilation in enclosed spaces where fuel is burned (e.g. kitchens, lounges with chimney blockage etc.)

    All of these sources are ones that could be present both in the home and in the workplace. However, there are also some sources that are more occupational and workplace related such as forges, blast furnaces, boiler rooms, breweries, docks, petrol refineries, paper and steel production, and combustion engines. Below you will find a list of those most at risk from or susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning, both occupationally and within the home:

    All the information I found disappointed me and drove the idea to find answers home to me.

    This is what I found out;

    All of the current smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors were for homes, boats, RV’s, and even airplanes. None were for Semi trucks. SO I HAD TO FIND ANSWERS:

  1. I called Honeywell; I was told, “No we can’t tell you any detectors for semis. There are no standards set for them.”

  2. I called RK Instruments, Global Resources and Quantum Group Inc. Same answer; we can’t recommend one because there are no standards set.

  3. I called Honeywell back and finally after a lot of questions and asking who I need to talk to I got one of their technicians in development. I asked him first what did it mean to have a standard for a detector and he told me that a standard is set by UL (Underwriters Laboratories). UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind. Then I asked him, how do I get a standard set; he told me it is very difficult, there has to be a manufacturer request one be set and they will only do that if they are assured of a market. I then asked how long all this would take and was told that if I could get it started it could take years.

Well all this was unacceptable. I didn’t want it to get tied up and as so often is the case if you are not a person affiliated with this industry. So I called UL…. That started the exciting journey I have been on. One Feb 24th, I talked to a product specialist. I talked with him and told him what I was after and what was needed and he told me that I needed to talk to the head engineer that developed the standards or smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. I said great. Thinking this would take me forever. I was wrong. I gave me his name, phone number and e mail address. I called him and left a message and had plans to call after a few days. Well to my amazement he called at 7:30 the next morning. We discussed what I was looking for and what we needed. He was very understanding and supportive.

It has been an experience that I will never forget. I was accepted to the STP (Standards Technical Panel) committee that the UL uses to assist them to basically cover all the bases for the certification process. These teams are made up of professional and technical people from different corporations and manufactures and industries all over the United States. I was invited on March 17th and 18th 2014 to Raleigh NC for a meeting and to give a presentation about what I was asking them to do. It had to go before this panel for approval in order to proceed with STP and UL. I of course accepted. I decided to fly there because of the time situation as I was also getting things together to go to Mats in Louisville and driving to both places from Michigan would just be too much for me. I stayed at the Doubletree/Hilton. The place was so beautiful. The meeting was being held in one of their ballrooms. It was a journey getting there. The plane was delayed out of Grand Rapids which knocked my connecting flight out of whack, so they rerouted me through LaGuardia in NY. I finally got to the hotel about midnight, my luggage got there the next morning about noon. I went to the meeting, although a little late, but just in time for lunch which alone was quite a spread. It was quite interesting and informative. I had a name plate and got quite a few questions about who Trucker Charity was. It was nice to see how many were interested. The reason I was there was on the agenda so it helped peak there interest in what I was after. My turn was last on the agenda, per my request. I gave a presentation on the need for these in semis. I started with numbers of semis on the road and drivers. I showed pictures of truck fires and had stories about our “LAST RIDE HOME” and articles on carbon monoxide illnesses and effects. I gave several personal stories that also demonstrated the need. One about my brother that suffered a stroke after prolonged exposure to CO, and one President of Trucker Charity, Inc , Lance Wood, had told me about how his dog had saved his and his wife, Kacie, lives by waking them up to find their truck full of fumes from a neighboring APU unit’s exhaust thus saving their lives. In the end I asked them to please help save our drivers. It was well received, and there were questions and discussion on possible solutions and I told them that I would have a semi truck there afterwards. The certification process has been accepted and has already started. I have been asked to head the task group that will work with UL to get the certification we need to get UL Standards set for affordable Carbon Monoxide and Smoke detectors for Semi Trucks. My son Joseph Shelton showed up, albeit it was an hour and a half after the meeting because of delays of traffic and construction getting there; it let the 12 of them that stayed see for themselves the many obstacles that our people are exposed to. My son is very mechanical capable as well as a driver so all that was interested could see one up close and he went over everything from under the hood to the back, including an APU. There were several UL members, scientific/technical persons, and manufactures that stayed over. All I can say for certain is the testing is proceeding rapidly and several manufactures have shown sincere interest in this project. I will keep you update through this blog as things progress.

This is a huge step in the protection of our Truck Drivers. Not Just in the United States but possibly worldwide.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2008.00804.x/abstract

Diesel Fumes Do Kill: A Case of Fatal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Directly Attributed to Diesel Fuel Exhaust with a 10-year Retrospective Case and Literature Review*

  1. Sean M. Griffin M.D.1,
  2. Michael K. Ward B.S.2,
  3. Andrea R. Terrell Ph.D.3 and
  4. Donna Stewart M.D.4

Article first published online: 17 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2008.00804.x

Journal of Forensic Sciences

Journal of Forensic Sciences

Volume 53, Issue 5, pages 1206–1211, September 2008




Ralph Wayne Maness       http://www.deberryfuneraldirectors.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/id/2499336

Ralph Wayne Maness

Born: May 26, 1953
Died: April 18, 2014

Ralph Wayne Maness, 60, of Sanger beloved Husband Father Grandfather Brother and Friend passed away on Friday, April 18 in Rochelle, Illinois. Wayne was born on May 26, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to Ralph and Katherine Maness. He married Taylor George on January 17, 2014 in Denton.

There will be a memorial service held in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors on Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Taylor George Maness; daughters, Savannah Maness, Skylar Maness, Harley Maness, and Brandi Bannister and husband Keith; sons, Dakota Maness and Ralph Maness JR; sister, Paula Boyd and husband Charlie; brother, Sherwin Maness and wife Kelly; and 3 grandchildren, Nylah, Riley, and Quinlan. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ralph Maness Benefit Account at the Prosperity Bank in Sanger, Texas.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 The LAST RIDE HOME

 of Christopher Williams has been completed with him being delivered to family and friends in Paragould Arkansas drive safely driver on the big road in the sky RIP

Its the least we can do as brothers and sisters of the road. We will have a truck available to provide this last ride home that this driver and his family deserves. We are happy to provide the Last Ride Home. We ask all to support this trucking family in there time of loss.

Per Vicki Williams  (wife)
"A fellow trucker was found 1/13/2013 on the floor of his truck at loves truck stop in W. Memphis AR. Trucking com...pany did nothing to find him...after 5 hours of doing nothing,fellow trucker jumped in and found him within an hour. The trucking company did nothing to get him home with dignity or anything to help his family. A co-worker made a donation but the wife was left with his final paycheck and mile bonus check to cover expenses...The wife is disabled and raising their special needs grandson....Chris, the driver was only 47...The family left with nothing but facing loss of their home and all their income.....This charity stepped up and provided to this family what the company should have..Bringing this man home to his wife and grandson with dignity...GOD BLESS YOU. ...THANK YOU IS NOT ENOUGH"
7:28 p.m., Saturday Jan. 18

 GONE HOME

On Friday the trucking community lost another driver William Charles "Road Runner" Maness below is the information on the visitation and service

The family will receive friends Friday, January 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Rockwood Baptist Tabernacle; 427 Tedder Street; Rockwood, TN 37854. Memorial services will follow on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from the Rockwood Baptist Tabernacle with Rev. Lewis Capps officiating

 LAST RIDE HOME

Thank you Rose for the incite and drive to help us form who we are here. Now not only will we ask What would Rick do? We will also ask what would Rose do?

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Trucker Charity proud to partner with DAT

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Charity Updates 

 
 Truckers: Make More Money in a Tough Economy
While the economic slump has driven many small carriers and owner-operators out of business, others have seen surprising success in their business – simply by using all the features in their load boards.
A load board is a web-based search engine where drivers post trucks and find freight. Like an internet dating service, carriers meet shippers and brokers online. Some carriers use a load board to book every trip and others use it for back hauls. ...

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Rain Tree Inn, Open to truckers and helping Trucker Charity with their mission.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Saturday, December 15, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Announcing our newest help center. RainTree Inn in Newcastle Indiana.   

 A 5 star hotel that's owned by an American who says "We need each other, we need the American Trucker".

Raintree Inn is located 2 miles north on Indiana 3 at the 123 mm on I-70. They are across the street from the Walmart. The Rain Tree Inn has a heated indoor pool, suites, restaurant, lounge AND, wait for it... LAUNDRY facilities. How cool is that? 

Rain Tree Inn contacted us and asked how they could help in our mission. ...

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Belleville Chili Cook Off

Posted by Truckers Helping on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Charity Updates 


For the past 29 years the community of Belleville, IL has come together to support Charity. The town of Belleville has been hosting the Chili Cook Off since 1983. It started with just a few vendors celebrating their love for chili and has grown to over 70 vendors that serve not only chili of all kinds, but also the usual “fair food” you will find at these sort of events, also there are several beer tents located throughout the Chili Cook Off. The event is hosted each year by the Bell...


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Introducing James Krener

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Charity Updates 

We at Trucker Charity would like to introduce you to James Krener, our accountant.



I'm writing to introduce myself to all the Trucker Charity friends and followers!  Trucker Charity and I met because of my location: Mascoutah, Illinois.  I'm located about 15 minutes away from the Trucker Charity, Inc. headquarters in Summerfield, Illinois.  

I began my accounting career in 2000 after graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  For the next 10 years, I worked for a few local CPA ...


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Trucker Charity Inc. hits the open road!!

Posted by K Mullins on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Charity Updates 

Trucker Charity Inc is pleased to announce that, right now, President Lance Wood is on his way to collect a truck which has been donated to the charity by a benefactor. Trucker Charity has now become a Motor Carrier for the purpose of funding the charitable actions performed by the charity and the education and mentoring of drivers.

Many of Trucker Charity's sponsors are kindly helping to decal the unit and make it ready for the road.

On the road, it will be listed as a Disaster Relief Vehicle,...


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Did anyone know we have a blog?

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Yep, we try and update it as much as we can, you can also leave comments, tips, questions or what ever in the comment section. 

Thumb through a few of them to see what your charity has been doing as of late, then make sure to check back from time to time.
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Triple T Tire and Lube

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
We'd like to thank Triple T Tire and Lube in Black River Falls Wisconsin. Trucker Charity had a case today and needed their services. They were the only business in town willing to lend a helping hand to a couple who have had some really hard times.  

The wife of the family woke up this morning and got ready to head to her Chemo treatment only to find out that she had a flat tire on her car. Trucker Charity got the call at 11am. She had already missed the treatment today but wanted to make sur...
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MD Alignment raffle EVERY MONTH

Posted by K Mullins on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Trucker Charity is holding an online raffle for an MD Alignment technique alignment every month. This is being graciously offered by Chad Hohn from Kansas as his way of lending a hand to the trucking community. Chad is one of MD Alignment's best technicians.

Click here to enter   http://www.truckercharity.org/alignment-raffle.php 

With an MD Alignment you will save on tire wear which puts money in your pocket. You'll be straight as an arrow going down the road and the shimmy's will be gone  (Gi...
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bureaucratic red tape is going to strangle this industry, but we're cutting through it when we can.

Posted by KMullins on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Charity Updates 
Back at the end of Feb. We had a driver referred to us by another charity, he was out in California who had a medical issue with his CDL which caused him to be stranded since he couldn't drive his truck. We worked on it with him for 3 weeks and we're happy to report we got his license back today. 

I'm pulling this all from memory so indulge me here.

What we did isn't normally what we do but now that we know how to "Get'r Done" we'll be able to help the next driver with this kind of issue.

This g...

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It's like the twilight zone, really.

Posted by Kerry on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Charity Updates 
The situations that we're dealing with this week with drivers needing help are really getting crazy. I'm sitting there listening to their stories and my mouth is literally hanging jaw dropped.  We've been contacted by Landline and they gave us the number of one driver that's caught up in this. He's driving a truck totally illegal, we advised him to find a truck dealership, take pictures of the entire truck and we'll get him home and out of that situation.    http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_...
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We're still plugging along, even in this slow economy.

Posted by K Mullins Secretary on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Charity Updates 
Sometimes I really don't know how we do it, someone's watching over us. We're still plugging along helping truck drivers when they find themselves in bad situations and need a leg up.

 6 drivers stranded today, working on the last 2 right now. 50% of them were from CRST. Seems their recruiters are bringing in drivers without checking them out fully that they meet their requirements. Driver had a felony almost 10 years ago, no jail time, told the recruiter but the recruiter claims he didn't tel...

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Joplin Relief Drive

Posted by K Mullins on Thursday, May 26, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

Of interest to those wanting to get involved in the relief effort for Joplin Mo. and news organizations covering the disaster in Joplin Mo.



WHO: Trucker Charity Inc, Menlo Logistics, Con-Way Freight, Walmart



WHAT: Supply and aid donation drive for victims of Joplin Mo. tornado



WHEN: Friday May 27 through Sunday May 28th 8 AM till 8 PM

Donations will be sent out Monday by Con-Way Freight directly to Joplin Mo.



WHERE: Walmart Shopping Center

2608 Green Mount Commons Dr

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We need you to send some emails and make some calls.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

 Trucker Charity Inc, would like to thank all our loyal supporters. We really can not do what we do with out you. While we appreciate your support. We need more of it. Financial, volunteer and networking.


   We work very hard to make a pennie do the work of a dime. We need alot of dimes. A few months ago we sent suggestions in the form of slide shows to some of the larger truck stops. Suggesting how they can help. One of the ways we suggested was to offer letting drivers donate via the...


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Chrismas Group 2011 We want your help.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Sunday, April 24, 2011, In : Charity Updates 

Trucker Charity Inc will be working with those interested to formalize the 2011 Christmas Group.  Eldon Mcfarling  is the director of the Christmas Group. He was nominated and accepted the position at MATS. Now Eldon needs a top notch team to work with. All the current folks that were envolved with the past successfull years are wanted to be on the committee. We also seek more to join in on the help. While we have had a few minor glitch...


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The week so far.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Thursday, June 3, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  This week so far has hit the heart of many of the Trucker Charity Inc family. Ralph Acocella Jr an active Trucker Charity Inc volunteer. Transported a dear friend's ashes back to his mother. Rick Rogers Jr passed away May 19th. Rick had a passion about Trucker Charity Inc assiting in this exact type of service. Rick, gave us the chance to roll it out. Our prayers are with his family and friends.

 A very special Thank You, to Ralph and his carrier Cargo Transporters, Inc . Cargo Transporters ...
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Thank you all for your support at MATS!

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, March 29, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  Its was great to meet so many that support what we are doing! I was really shocked at how many knew what we do already. We will have a blog about our time at the show soon. Right now I am recovering from the event, so this will be short! I plan to do a much more in depth write up soon. We had so many great folks to talk to and meet. We did get a lot of awareness out to the folks of who we are and what we do.

 I want to thank Ralph Arcola, Kenny Madis, Terry Wooley, Kacie Wood, Ben Pernell, ...
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New product being released at MATS and Charge Air Cooler testers available!

Posted by Truckers Helping on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Charity Updates 

  With MATS just a few days away. Folks that stop by our booth 62216 will get to see a new product that Trucker Charity Inc. "Truckers Helping Truckers" will be supporting and for its public release! We think its one of the best safety items to help the trucking industry since the cell phone. Stop by and be one of the first to see it, to know about it and to purchase it! We are very excited about this and will have very great pricing to get this out to the folks that need it mo...


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Trying to help folks get jobs.

Posted by Truckers Helping on Saturday, January 30, 2010, In : Charity Updates 
  The short time Trucker Charity Inc. has been around has been a very busy time. We had our plans to roll out in 2010. Yet, the Arrow Trucking situation called for our service to be announced very early.

 We get many applications and calls a day. This is great as it means we have a need. I really did not think we would have the influx of need and request that we get on a daily basis. We are working hard to make it all work. We work off donations.

 One thing that has been a huge needed service ...
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We have some items listed on E bay!

Posted by Lance on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
 We have some great item listed on E Bay for those interested. We have 4 used 22.5 Centramatics and 4 used Stainless steel braided Cat's Eyes Tire monitoring systems. Both of these items were donated to Trucker Charity Inc to sell for funds. So if you are needing these items or know someone that may. Please pass on the auction link to them.

 The Cat's Eyes are item 280432325250 on e bay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280432325250

The 4 Centramatics are item 280432...
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Featured Sponsor!

Posted by Lance Wood on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
Wow, we have our first featured sponsor. The spot was sold at auction. I could not think of a better company to have as a featured sponsor! The winning bidder was Big Ol' Trucker Energy Juice. http://www.bigoltrucker.com/main  In the next coming days we will have there page available on our web site for all to check out! I have drank the energy Juice and have to say. Its very refreshing and taste great. Until we can get our featured Sponsors page up and going. Please stop in and visit them at...

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Health Trucking Association of America

Posted by Lance Wood on Friday, November 13, 2009, In : Charity Updates 
The next few months should look to be very good. We are getting ready to get a large letter writing campaign under way for the end of the year. This will assist with locking down donations for next year. We want to make sure we are one of the first charity's in line with the major corporations to get donations lined up for 2010. We will also be soliciting for some large sponsors. This time of year its very difficult to get Corporations on board as they have already expenses their donation cap...

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