Trucking kicks off holiday season with charitable acts

‘Tis the season for giving and the trucking industry is showing off its rather sizeable charitable side.

TMC Transportation collected 14,268 non-perishable food and wellness items during its annual Haul Away Hunger food drive. (TMC photo)TMC Transportation collected 14,268 non-perishable food and wellness items during its annual Haul Away Hunger food drive. (TMC photo)

Employees at TMC Transportation collected 14,268 non-perishable food and wellness items during its annual Haul Away Hunger food drive. The items will be donated to food banks and charity programs across the country.

The Fort Worth, Texas NFI Industries location held a coat drive recently. Drivers and employees donated 60 coats and other winter apparel to help those in need stay warm this winter.

The annual Trucker’s Toy Drive kicks off Saturday, Nov. 30, at National Truck Stop in Vado, New Mexico, according to The Las Cruces Bulletin. The event is an annual truck parade that collects toys for the Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces. Attendees bring a toy to enter. All semis – cabs only, no trailers – are invited to participate in the parade, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 30 and the truck parade beginning at 10 a.m. The toy drive is sponsored by Garces and Son Trucking.

Trucking Moves America Forward is asking trucking companies and organizations to submit their stories of seasonal giving and charitable acts to info@truckingmovesamerica.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 13.