Wreaths Across America donations support drivers who volunteer trucks to deliver wreaths for veterans’ tombstones.
The Truckload Carriers Association hosted its annual gala to raise money for truckers who haul wreaths for Wreaths Across America. Each December, the WAA provides thousands of wreaths for veteran tombstones at more than 1,400 cemeteries.
More than 230 trucking industry executives, suppliers, and families gathered to raise the money. In addition, National Association of Independent Truckers and IAT Insurance Group donated the biggest donation of $50,000. Pilot Flying J and Freightliner co-sponsored the event, along with TravelCenters of America, Petro, Randall Reilly, and DriverFacts.
The majority of donations go towards drivers’ fuel costs. WAA representative Debbie Sparks told Overdrive, “Our reliance on independent truck owner-operators cannot be understated when talking about the success of National Wreaths Across America Day.”
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