Over 1 million Trucking Companies and 7.4 Million Drivers.
In 2018, the Trucking Cares Foundation contributed to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation – the 2018 Premier Achievement Award recipient’s charity of choice. PBTF serves the more than 28,000 U.S. children and teens battling brain tumors by investing in the most promising research and providing practical, informational and emotional support to families. All services are free for pediatric brain tumor families.
Improving the safety of the trucking industry and the safety, security, and sustainability of America's highways and communities we serve is part of our mission and strengthening the trucking industry’s relationships with law enforcement, military, and veterans to achieve those ends is a focus of the Foundation. Trucking Cares Foundation is prepared to consider supporting charities that advance this purpose.
Humanitarian and disaster relief is one of the Trucking Cares Foundation top four focuses and stands ready to evaluate requests for funding from eligible charities providing such relief to the communities trucking serves..
In 2017, the Trucking Cares Foundation gave to the Congressional Awards Foundation to inspire and recognize the young people of active military and veteran families for their achievements related to Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/ Exploration.
Eradicating Human Trafficking
In 2018, the Trucking Cares Foundation donated to Truckers Against Trafficking which raises up a mobile army of transportation professionals to assist law enforcement in the recognition and reporting of human trafficking, in order to aid in the recovery of victims and the arrest of their perpetrators.
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