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The Trucking Solutions group will again be at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.
This years’ show will be held on August 21-23, 2014 at the
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly the Dallas Convention Center), and the Trucking Solutions Group will be very busy.

The group will be conducting its annual Health Awareness Walk on Saturday August 23, 2014 at 9 am. We will be doing something completely different in order increase the awareness of the need for truckers to practice a healthier lifestyle. We will be walking to Dealey Plaza, the sight of the “grassy knoll” where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
We will meet at the main entrance of the convention center and then walk over to the truck parking lot to meet up with others there.

TA/Petro, our gracious walk sponsor, will be providing neck towels (and the icy cold water to soak them in) to keep us cool on the walk.

ARCC2lr_112[1]The group will also be holding its annual blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held on all Friday August 22nd and Saturday August 23rd in booth #5057. There is no appointment necessary. We always have a great turnout at our blood rive so be sure to stop by. Donations will assist the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross with their local needs.

makeithappenusaFinally, the group is partnering with Make It Happen USA, a bone marrow donor registry organization to increase the number of people in the national bone marrow donor registry. They will be with us all three days and we look forward to working more with them in the future.
This will also be in booth # 5057.

Only 2% of the US population is currently on the registry.
Every 3 minutes a child or an adult is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
70% of the time, these patients that need a transplant will not find a match within their family.

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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Spam stands for shoulder pork and ham.

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.