TORONTO, Ont. — Any driver can become attached to a truck, but there’s something special about driving equipment that promotes a charity. A growing number of fleets use vehicle graphics to help pull for a cause.
LANORAIE, Que. – Whether they were on they dance floor or the 19th hole, for 160 participants in this year’s Express Mondor golf tournament and fundraising dinner the day was a hole in one.
This year marked the fifth for the yearly day on the links raising funds for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation at Club de golf Berthier.
The foursomes on the course followed the event up with a dinner attended by 200 where a cheque for $25,000 was presented to the foundation. That amount brings the five-year total the company has raised to more than $130,000.
KLEINBURG, Ont. – Ringing in their first year at their Kleinburg, Ont. location, partners TRP and Total Canada wanted to give back to the community they’ve become a part of.
WHITBY, Ont. – A pair of trailers hauled by Total Transportation will soon be showing support for Wounded Warriors Canada, and sharing the all-important message of #InThisTogether.
Representatives of the charity — which supports ill and injured members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and first responders — gathered on Friday with members of those very groups to watch the first of the trailers roll through the bay doors at Sign Design.
BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Trucks for Change Network has hauled the equivalent of a whole house for Habitat for Humanity.
The group picked up its 10 millionth pound of goods hauled for charities, last week. Those goods include a total worth more than $160,000 in donated transportation for Habitat for Humanity and the Habitat ReStore – a total equivalent to the cost of a Habitat home.
WINNIPEG, MB – Maxim Truck and Trailer’s 25th annual charity pancake breakfast was held December 7, raising more than $27,000 for the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg.
KNOXVILLE, TN – At the beginning of a season of giving, Pilot Flying J and Food Donation Connection (FDC) have announced a partnership to supply extra food items to local non-profits and food bank agencies to help families facing hunger next year.
The largest operator of travel centers in North America said they will be participating in the Harvest Program, a nation-wide initiative in the United States to combat hunger in areas Pilot Flying J is located by ‘harvesting’ surplus food – such as hot PJ Fresh pizza slices, burgers and premium breakfast sandwiches – and safely prepare and freeze it for donation to local food banks and shelters.
TORONTO, ON – Canada Cartage is helping deliver medical care to Zimbabwe.
TORONTO, ON — My short-lived career as a competitive picker and packer could be in jeopardy.
Newcom Business Media, the publisher of Today’s Trucking, was the defending champion in the second-annual Trucks for Change food sorting challenge at Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank on November 16. Eight 10-member teams committed an hour to tear into pallets of donated food, check expiry dates, and load boxes for shipping. (What charitable work could be closer to the trucking industry than that?) And while new to the team, I’ve helped out at food banks before. In the lexicon of athletes everywhere, I was a ringer. The trash talk flowed with ease because, well, charity and all that.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – Linda Coffee has been named president of Trucker Buddy International, to replace the retiring KC Brau, while three new members have also been added to the association’s board of directors.
TORONTO, ON – Canada Cartage employees are joining together to deliver four trailers loaded with Nestle Waters Canada to the Bargains Group in Toronto, supporting the 17th annual Project Water. Beginning Wednesday, they will supply more than 150 social service agencies, outreach providers and homeless shelters with 300,000 water bottles and 3,000 summer survival kits to help the homeless during the extreme heat of summer.
WINNIPEG, MB – Paul Albrechtsen, the founder of Paul’s Hauling, will receive the Order of Manitoba — considered to be the province’s highest honor.
WINNIPEG, MB – Maxim Truck and Trailer raised $23,000 for the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation’s Challenge for Life campaign, through a May 26 barbecue that attracted about 600 people.