For too long the industry’s countless charitable efforts and community leadership have been disjointed and disparate. Now, it is time we pool our resources to do more, while also highlighting those efforts to the world. The Trucking Cares Foundation, established in 2018, can fill this void and provide coordination to focus our industry’s works for those in need, while demonstrating broadly the essentiality and giving spirit of our great industry – this is where your support can make a difference.
The Trucking Cares Foundations focuses its efforts in the following areas:
Eradicating Human Trafficking
Law Enforcement, Military & Veterans Support/Career
Since its inception, the Trucking Industry has rallied its resources to volunteer and donate when communities are in crisis and advanced highway safety and security. The Trucking Cares Foundation seeks to mobilize that caring, generous spirit in support of the communities we serve and tell trucking’s story of giving.
“When the deep freeze enveloped Texas and neighboring states in the winter of 2021, the trucking industry kicked into another gear when seemingly no other industry could. Facing growing water shortages, our industry set to work with relief agencies to identify the most vulnerable areas and deliver water to keep our hospitals and dialysis centers functioning as well as to provide a much needed morale boost.”
John D. Esparza
President & CEO, Texas Trucking Association
"It is with great pride and honor that I represent the trucking industry as the Trucking Cares Foundation (TCF) Chairman. TCF leads the trucking industry’s works of service and we need your support now. As Chairman, I’m asking fellow industry leaders to commit to the TCF Founders Club to help us reach our goal of at least 25 members by the end of 2021. Please give your most generous gift and support this critical mission. Your support will have a direct impact on our great industry and country.”
President and CEO of Bulldog HiWay Express / ATA Chairman 2013-2014 / TCF Chair
“From disaster relief efforts to community programs and from disease awareness to schools and youth organizations, we know trucking already supports a vast array of worthy causes. Our hope is that the Trucking Cares Foundation will provide the trust-vehicle by which the industry’s generosity is directed in a positive, meaningful way."
ATA President and CEO / Vice Chairman of TCF
“Nearly my entire adult life has been spent in the trucking industry. This great industry has provided my family and me more than I could ever imagine. With that in mind, I’ve decided to become one of the first entrants into the Trucking Cares Foundation Founders Club. I’m issuing a direct challenge to my friends and colleagues, past and present, to answer the call to give back and join me."
Tommy D. Hodges
Chairman, Titan Transfer, LLC / ATA Chairman 2009-2010 / Founders Club Member