imagesTrucking Solutions Groups’ Plan To Bring A Mobile Mammogram Unit to MATS 2015 Derailed

In spite of the best efforts of the Trucking Solutions Group and its generous sponsors, the effort to bring a mobile mammogram unit to MATS 2015 has fallen through. There were logistical issues between the groups involved and the show site that simply could not be overcome.

Our thanks go out to the St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund, Kentucky One Health, Make It Happen USA and the Owner Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) for their willingness to work with us on this most worthwhile project.

The Trucking Solutions Group is well on its way to organizing a valuable health and wellness pavilion at the 2015 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tx. that will include a mobile mammogram unit as well as many other necessary and vital health screenings for all attendees.

Stay tuned for more information. We will provide more info as it becomes available.

**********************************************imageAnother Great Year at GATS for
the Trucking Solutions Group

The Trucking Solutions group again had a great time at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.
This years’ show at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly the Dallas Convention Center) included our annual Health Awareness Walk where 30 people joined us for the walk over to Dealey Plaza bright and early on Saturday morning. It was already a warm morning when we stepped off but the neck towels provide to us by TA/Petro sure helped everyone stay cool.

ARCC2lr_112[1]The group also held its annual blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The drive was held on Friday August 22nd and Saturday August 23rd in our booth #5057. We had another great turnout and the donations will assist the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross with their local needs.

Finally, the group welcomed Make It Happen USA, a bone makeithappenusamarrow donor registry organization to our booth for the first time. Their goal is to increase the number of people in the national bone marrow donor registry. They are a wonderful group of folks and were successful in signing up a large number of people. We look forward to working much more with them in the future.

To see photos of this years’ show Click Here

The Trucking Solutions group continues to be grateful to our sponsors for their continued support of our groups’ efforts:

Randall-Reilly Publishing
Travel Centers of America
ATBS (American Truck Business Services)

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Health Article

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          Fun Fact:    

Babies are born without kneecaps.
They don’t appear until the child is 2-6 years of age.

Are you having tire wear or handling problems with your truck?
Mike Beckett from MD Alignment, a good friend of the Trucking Solutions Group throughout our existence, has graciously agreed to allow us to use parts of his wildly popular book “Truck Wheel Alignment  A Common Man’s Guide” on our website.

Click on the Mike Beckett page above. Start with the introduction and then move on to the other installments.

If you have suggestions for content that could be added to assist our fellow drivers, please  email me at rick@truckingsolutionsgroup.org

A special thanks to Amy McKnight at the MacSpa in Denver, Colorado for her efforts in setting up the framework for this site. I also want to thank her for her creative input and especially for her patience in teaching this old man how to build his first website.