Another One in the Books….

The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tx. on August 25-27, 2016 was another huge success. Plans have already started to make next years’ show even bigger and better.
Among the many things happening at the show was the second annual Landstar Fit for the Road Health Pavilion and the TA/Petro truck parking community out at Fair Park.
“Onramp to Health” members were instrumental in helping to organize both of these events.

The health pavilion featured two new additions this year that included sleep apnea screening with Dr. John McElligott/St. Christopher Fund as well as DOT physicals for $55 being conducted by our new friends at AccuScreen.

There was also a 5K road race out at the truck parking lot sponsored by Progressive Insurance and Right Weigh Load Scales with free shuttle service to and from the convention center.

Click these Links for more info:

Health Pavilion            Truck Parking Lot        Truck Parking Shuttle Service

Progressive Fit for the Road 5K                         General Information

Recruiting Pavilion                 Showers              Registation          Concert


The Trucking Solutions Group Would Like To Thank the Following People For Their Donations to the Mobile Mammogram Unit Fundraiser 2016:

First Choice Logistics Inc. (Richard Jousma, President)
Schely Gerbers Lengacher and Adria Goff-Elliott (Bolt Custom Trucks)
Leslie Allison-Seei (Robust Promotions LLC) (Twice)
Steve and Pam Pollock (Movin’ Out magazine)
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)
ATBS (American Truck Business Services)

Jon Osburn                                        Beth and Kenn Zelten (3 times)
Idella Hansen (5 times)                  Pat Hockaday (Twice)
Ralph Acocella Jr.                            Mary “Candy” Bass (Twice)
Cindy Kaps (3 times)                       Steve and Kim Cooper
Sandi Edwards                                  Michael Riccio
Rick Ash                                             Linda Caffee
David Hollis                                       Greg Huggins
Chris Dunn                                         Les Willis
Sandi Soendker                                 Susan Worth-White
Carmen Anderson                            Leslie Warner (Twice)
Deb & Del LaBree (4 times)           Dan Nestor
Jeff Clark                                            Barbara Kiel
Ingrid Brown                                     Lee and Sara Brau (Twice)
Sandra Putz                                        Christy Lagerstrom
Sheryl Jakober                                   Ellen Voie


 fit-520x245DOT Exams Coming to GATS Health Pavilion

The Landstar Fit For The Road Health and Wellness Pavilion at the 2016 Great American Trucking Show looks to be bigger and better with the addition of DOT exams.
DOT certified examiners will be available on all three days of the show to perform the exams for the great price of $59.

Also being added this year are Sleep Apnea Screenings with medical consultation being provided by Dr. John McElligott from the St. Christopher Fund. Dr. McElligott is the medical advisor to the St. Christopher Fund and host of the St. Christopher Fund Minute on SiriusXM 146 Road Dog Channel.
We will be providing more information on this additional service in the near future.

The following health screenings will be available:

6th annual Blood Drive
3rd annual Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive
Ask a Pharmacist
Height, Weight, BMI, Blood Pressure screening
Chiropractic Assessments
Diabetes Education
Eye Acuity and Color Blindness Testing
Kidney Function Analysis
Mammogram Breast Cancer Screenings
Nutrition Screening and Advice
Sleep Apnea Screening and Medical Consultation
DOT Physicals $59

This years’ Great American Trucking Show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center on August 25-27, 2016.


image1First Choice Logistics Inc. of Chicago, Il.  Starts 2016 Mammogram Fundraising Off With A Bang!

The Trucking Solutions Group would like to gratefully acknowledge Richard Jousma, President of First Choice Logistics Inc. of Chicago, Il. for his $1,250 donation to kick off our 2016 fundraising efforts to provide mammograms at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tx. Mr. Jousma is well know for his generosity and contributions to charities that assist those in the trucking industry. We are honored that Mr. Jousma has chosen the Trucking Solutions Group as one of those recipients this year.


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