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The Trucking Solutions Group Would Like To Thank the Following People For Their Donations to the Mobile Mammogram Unit Fundraiser:

Jennifer and Nick Marcu      Jon Osburn                    Godspeed Expediters, LLC  (Les Willis)
Susan Wirth-White                Janice Hunter                Pat Hockaday
Kari Fisher                               Lee Fisher                       Truck Stop Ministries Inc.
Sandi Soendker                    St. Christopher Fund       Cathy Littlejohn/Save-A-Load, Inc. Debra LaBree                       Make It Happen USA       Steve and Pam Pollack/Movin’ Out
Sandi and John Putz          Francis and Kim Fling      Sandi Edwards
PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE (25 MAMMOGRAMS) !!
Dawn Montez

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IMG_0383TA Commerce City, Co. Is Now the
Rick Ash Travel Center

The ceremony celebrating TSG Chairman Rick Ash, recently chosen as one of TA/Petro’s 2015 Citizen Driver Award honorees was held on Wednesday May 20, 2015. Unusually cold temperatures for a May day in Colorado did not dampen the festivities. Friends and associates from near and far were present to help Rick celebrate this special day.

Rick and the Trucking Solutions Group would like to thank Travel Centers of America who operate TA and Petro travel and stopping centers for all that they do for our nations’ truck drivers.
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Trucking Solutions Group Announces Fundraising Effort to Bring Mobile Mammogram Unit to GATS

On May 13, 2015 the Trucking Solutions Group announced the creation of a driver led grassroots effort to raise money to fund mammograms for CDL holders attending this years’ Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tx. who do not have insurance. The cost of each mammogram is $300 and the group is accepting donations of any denomination. Those wising to donate can do so in two ways:

Make a tax deductible donation to:

St. Christopher Fund – Mammogram
PO Box 30763
Knoxville, Tn. 37930

or

The group has created a fundraising page for the event through gofundme. Those wishing to contribute to this humanitarian effort are asked to visit http://www.gofundme.com/uhzp3s.

The group will be posting the names of contributors here and also on their Facebook Page as well as on the gofundme donation page.

Thanks in advance for all of your support.

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images-1Trucking Solutions Group Takes Lead in Creating Health Pavilion at Great American Trucking Show

The Trucking Solutions Group is working closely with Randall-Reilly to provide free health screenings for attendees of this years’ Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tx.
Those attending the show will be able to check their height, weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), blood pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol and HDL and kidney function including a consult with medical professionals.
In addition there will be diabetes education, nutritional screening, chiropractic nerve assessment, eye acuity testing and the ability to “Ask a Pharmacist”.
Also, for the fifth straight year the Trucking Solutions Group will be conducting its annual blood drive. Our good friends at Make It Happen USA will again be joining us conducting their bone marrow donor registration drive.

The best news of all is that for the first time at a major trucking show there will be a mobile mammogram unit to provide mammograms for those wishing to avail themselves of this valuable screening.

Click here to see a more complete description of available screenings Screenings
Click here to see a related story on our news page Pavilion

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Another Successful MATS Health Walk in the Books

The Trucking Solutions Group held its 6th annual Health Awareness Walk on Thursday evening at the Mid America Trucking Show this year. The cool temperature did not deter our supporters from joining us again on our stroll over to Churchill Downs Raceway. It was still raining as little as a half hour before our departure but as in years past, just as we were about to begin, the clouds parted and provided us with dry conditions for our walk.
Thanks to all who joined us in our effort to increase awareness of the need for a healthier lifestyle for our nations’ truckers.
Thanks also again to our walk sponsor, TA/Petro for providing 500 Ultra One points and and a StayFit water bottle to all of our participants.

We will be conducting our health walk at GATS again this year where many other VERY EXCITING things will be happening. Stay tuned!

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Health Article

Surveys show that more than 1 in every 3 Americans is now considered obese. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. To see obesity trends by state click here Obesity Trends.

Our Home page will feature a link to health related articles relating to this health epidemic and many other health subjects. For more health related articles please visit our
Health Articles page.

Eggs–Incredible or Not So Much?

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          Fun Fact:    

Do you know what the M&M stands for in the candies?
They stand for Mars and Murrie, the developers of the candy in 1941.


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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.
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