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Daimler donates to help Harvey victims

August 31, 2017 by elizabeth

HOUSTON, TX – Daimler AG has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The German automaker and its United States-based subsidiaries, including Daimler Trucks North America, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes-Benz US International, and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, announced the donation to help those caught-up in the catastrophic storm, today

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Industry asked to support flooded communities

May 10, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance and Trucks for Change Network are looking for equipment and services to support emergency relief deliveries in flooded areas of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia.

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Trucks for Change will do you good

November 18, 2016 by John Smith

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.

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Trucks for Change will do you good

November 18, 2016 by John Smith

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.

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Ontario carrier heads to Alberta with relief

May 7, 2016 by John Smith

WHITBY, ON – The cars and pickup trucks have been coming and going all morning at Cam-Scott International, and they’re bringing cargo with them.

The Toronto-area fleet used social media to share an offer to deliver relief supplies to Fort McMurray, Alberta residents displaced by fire. And the response began within hours. It’s come in the form of brand new baby clothes, still on the hangers, blankets and more.

Cam-Scott’s relief effortsBy tonight, the first load will be heading to a warehouse in Edmonton, adding to the fleet’s regular weekly Alberta-bound shipments.

“Alberta has been good to us over many, many years,” says fleet president Glenn Weddel. “It’s a great opportunity to help and give something back to them in their time of need.”

It is the latest example of industry support offered in the last couple of days. The trucking industry has already responded with donations from associations including the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Ontario Trucking Association, and Alberta Motor Transport Association. The Mullen Group reports that Alberta employees and families have opened their homes to those in need.
By tonight, the first load will be heading to a warehouse in Edmonton, adding to the fleet’s regular weekly Alberta-bound shipments.