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Trucking’s Charitable Arm Receives $3.7 Million Boost from 37 Industry Leaders

Over three dozen members of the TCF Founders Club each pledged to donate 100,000 over the next decade

Washington – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Cares Foundation announced that 37 companies and individuals have made substantial financial commitments to strengthen the trucking industry’s charitable arm.  These donations will help to extend the reach and longevity of the foundation and ensure its mission becomes a reality.  
The 37 members comprise the TCF Founders Club, a special class of donors who each have agreed to make a $100,000 contribution over 10 years.
“The TCF Founders Club Members are true heroes.  They epitomize the character of what makes the American Trucking Associations members so special.  Their servant attitude and spirit are on display every day on every highway and byway in America as they deliver the needs and wants to every corner of this great land,” said TCF Chairman Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express.  “TCF is grateful for their generosity and caring.  They have and will continue to make a difference.”
“We are deeply grateful to all our Founders Club members for their dedication to the Trucking Cares Foundation and for giving back to their communities.  Trucking is a close-knit family, and these selfless acts of kindness reflect the philanthropic, caring spirit that makes our industry so special,” said John Lynch, president of the Trucking Cares Foundation.  “The indispensable role trucking plays remains as vital today as ever.  We serve virtually every corner of our country, and when disasters strike, members of our industry are among the first on the scene to deliver humanitarian relief.  These generous contributions will allow TCF to continue amplifying the profound difference trucking makes in communities nationwide and respond quickly when the need arises.”
The Trucking Cares Foundation focuses on several core areas tied to trucking, including: humanitarian initiatives, disaster relief, eradicating human trafficking, workforce development, strengthening the industry’s relationships with law enforcement, military and veterans’ organizations, as well as safety and research opportunities, 

Building on our mission to serve communities, the Trucking Cares Foundation is also looking to extend its support to address health care needs, especially for truckers and their families. Understanding the unique health challenges faced by those in the trucking industry, such as limited access to regular health check-ups due to the nature of their work, TCF is exploring partnerships to facilitate access to essential medications, including options like generic Cialis online. This initiative reflects our commitment to not only provide immediate relief in times of disaster but also to support the ongoing health and well-being of those in the trucking community, ensuring they have access to necessary healthcare resources no matter where they are.

The complete list of TCF Founders Club members is below.  Their seminal contributions will be memorialized in a display at the American Trucking Associations’ headquarters.
  1. ACT-1
  2. ArcBest
  3. Cari Beth Baylor, in Honor of Beth & Bob Baylor
  4. Bridgestone Commercial Solutions 
  5. Kevin Burch, former ATA Chair
  6. Covenant Transport
  7. Crete Carriers, in memory of former ATA Chair Duane Acklie
  8. CRST
  9. Cummins, Inc.
  10. Daseke, Inc.
  11. Estes Express Lines
  12. Excargo Services
  13. FedEx
  14. Great West Casualty Company
  15. Groendyke Transport, Inc. 
  16. Randy Guillot, former ATA Chair, & Renee Guillot
  17. Tommy Hodge, former ATA Chair, & Dean Hodges 
  18. IMC
  19. J&M Tank Lines 
  20. Jim Burg Trucking 
  21. LaunchIt Public Relations
  22. Dave Manning, former ATA Chair, & Betsy Manning 
  23. Greg & Val Owen, in memory of Josh Owen
  24. Barry Pottle, former ATA Chair, & Suzanne Pottle
  25. Pilot Flying J 
  26. John R. Pope, in memory of Tony A. Pope
  27. PrePass Safety Alliance 
  28. Roehl Transport
  29. Ruan Foundation
  30. Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary  
  31. Southeastern Freight Lines
  32. TrueNorth 
  33. UPS
  34. Veriha Trucking, Inc. 
  35. Werner Enterprises 
  36. Shorty Whittington, former ATA Chair, & Ro Whittington 
  37. Yellow

In 2023, TCF made over $130,000 in donations to a wide variety of causes, including:

  • $25,000 to Virginia Task Force-1, one of the world’s leading disaster response resources.  These first responders were among the first rescuers to reach earthquake victims in Turkey.

For more information on the Trucking Cares Foundation, visit