The number of folks we have gotten home has grown rather fast. We are trying our best to work new pricing deals with airlines. The parent company for Grey Hound has not extended the discounted rate we once had. Yet, we are still trying to work with them to get these extended. It just one of those hurdles we have to deal with to make a dime do the work of a dollar.
Donations have been rather lax. Yet, we keep on getting by. We are committed to not using any donated money for marketing. All money is used to help get the folks safe, fed and home.
Our life coaching program is hard at work and a success.
Working with other groups has been good. One that needs a little attention that some may not know about is TransAlive USA, Inc They operate AmCoach. Trucker Charity Inc had to call on the fine folks at TransAlive to get a driver home.
We had a driver William Baker call needing a way home. While out on the road he had a medical issue. While we do not handle anything medical. We do get drivers home and rather fast. This drivers case was one even we could not handle. While the driver had an medical issue. His issue was getting home. He was put on oxygen while out on the road. This may not sound like a large deal. Yet, the amount of O2 he was on prevented him from air travel and the bus lines would not take him as well.
We had to call our friends at TransAlive. Bob Hataway and his wife fired up the Amcoach and took care of business. We knew that with over 30 years of dealing with this type of thing if anyone could do it. TransAlive could. They sure did. With no cost to the driver or his carrier! Yet, help like this can not continue with out support. So I ask each of you. If you can please donate to these fine folks. I would even ask that you suggest them to your carrier for a donation. As these great folks have helped out many carriers in the past and will for a long time to come.
While we at Trucker Charity Inc are in desperate need for your donations. We would also like to make sure you know how else you can help our industry and those working hard to make sure it keeps working for those hard at work everyday. So here is some info on The AmCoach from TransAlive Inc
The AmCoach -- Serving The Nations Truckers
Injured truck drivers on the road to recovery need help getting home. "The AmCoach provides an alternative to air charter for our members who do not need specialized air charter services, but can not travel in a sitting up position," said Bob Hataway, TransAlive founder. Neither commercial flights nor standard buses will allow the driver to lay down in all cases during transit.
The AmCoach has a special room with an adjustable bed with special accommodations to make drivers comfortable in transit; and sleeping quarters and shower facility for the staff and/or family members accompanying the driver. The motor coach also has a kitchenette, living quarters, lounge area, and large luggage bays.
The AmCoach does require family members travel with the driver and give assistance in transit. Animals are not allowed to travel on the AmCoach due to the necessary cleanliness that is needed with the coach.
The AmCoach works with the company and the hospital in arranging transportation in accordance with the membership program below. Members can have access to the AmCoach by having their company or the hospital case worker call 800-USA-HURT. Owner operator members need only have the hospital case worker to call.
When not under dispatch as a Disaster Relief Command Center or helping to get a driver home -- the AmCoach -- will visit truck stops and truck shows. We will display the equipment and explain the services.The AmCoach is sponsored by TransAlive USA and in part by the transportation industry carriers, suppliers and manufacturers. You may click the Sponsor button to view our sponsors or the Case button to see photos of our recent cases.
To make a donation to TransAlive, eTruckers, or eBelievers, fulfill sponsorships, please click the "Donate" button below.
eBelieversFellowship.org members may make tax deductible donations
through TransAliveUSA by clicking the below “Donate” button. Designate
your gift to eTruckers or eBelievers. Thank you and God bless you …
Professional drivers are invited to join the TransAlive Membership Program for $50 per year per family which includes the services of the *AmCoach. Verifiable CDL required for all drivers. You may also initiate your membership by calling our office at 800-USA-HURT or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: New member benefits take effect after receipt of request and payment plus a period of seven days for return home trips, or 30 days for interhospital transfers. Your personal information will be used only for membership purposes and will not be shared with third parties.
*TransAlive operates the AmCoach as a nonbusiness PMCP and is engaged only in group activities. We are exempt under the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 501) and provide transportation for our members and we are generally considered a nonbusiness PMCPs as are religious, charitable, scientific, and educational organizations, scouting groups, sports clubs, fraternal societies and/or lodges in accordance with FMCSA Rules.