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Free Mammograms At GATS!!

Due to all of donations that have been received to support getting the mobile mammogram unit to GATS the Trucking Solutions Group is able to offer a limited number of FREE mammograms.

At this time the first five CDL holders who send Rick Ash or Linda Montgomery Caffee a PM after they register for a mammogram by calling 214-820-3040 will receive their screening for free.

Also, as a result of the donations received so far we have an additional 50 appointments available for CDL holders or non-CDL holders who will be attending the GATS truck show. These free mammograms are available to anyone that does not have insurance.

As additional funds are raised we will be able to provide more free screenings.

Please register now as reservations are filling up quickly.

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GATS Mammogram Reservations Now Open!

The Great American Trucking Show is a month away and we are pleased to announce that the reservation system for mammograms is now open. Mammogram appointments are
available on all three days of the show during these hours:

Thursday, August 27, 2015      11am-6pm
Friday, August 28, 2015            9am-5pm
Saturday, August 29, 2015       9am-5pm

Please call (214) 820-3040 to make you reservation.

You will need the following when making your reservation:
1. Patient’s name and address
2. Phone numbers for work and home
3. Patient’s date of birth (month, day, year)
4. Patient’s social security number
5. Name and address of your physician
6. Insurance policy and group numbers

Please call soon to insure availability of your desired appointment.

For more information please use these links:

Fact Sheet            Fact Sheet Spanish            Flyer

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Free Healthcare Anyone?

Some estimates report that upwards of 30-40% of truck drivers in our country either do not have health insurance or do not seek regular health care.

When asked why, the top 2 reasons given were cost and time. Drivers either could not afford the insurance, the cost of a visit to a clinic/physician office or could not get home in time for scheduled medical appointments.

The Trucking Solutions Group set out to tackle these issues when they agreed to partner with Randall-Reilly to create the Landstar Fit for the Road Health Pavilion at this years’ GATS show. There are a wide variety of health screenings being offered and ALL are being offered at no cost to attendees of the show regardless of whether you are a driver or not.
Additionally, for the first time EVER at a trucking event, there will be a mobile mammogram unit offering this valuable screening. Financial assistance will be available for those without insurance.

There’s no time like right now to take control of your own health!
Click here for a list of available screenings Screenings

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St. Christopher Fund To Launch “Driving To Be Healthy Challenge” at GATS

Interested in getting healthier, losing weight and/or exercising more?  If so, join us for our first annual Driven to be Healthy Challenge.  This is a 6-month challenge for current CDL holders with 2 categories for both monthly and overall winners.  The challenge runs August 27 – February 27 . We will be kicking off the challenge at GATS in August.  The categories are Greatest % of Weight Loss and Most Amount of Time Walking/Running.

We are encouraging everyone to have a fellow driver to sign up along with him/her to offer support and accountability.

Prizes include Rand McNally GPS’, Fit Bits provided by Driver Solutions, Rolling Strong’s Fit Steppers and Fit System, financial planning sessions and digital cookbooks by ATBS and truck refrigerators.  The 2 grand prize winners will win a 3 day, 2 night trip!  One of the trips is to Las Vegas, where Bob Perry will provide spending money, time with you in the gym, and a trip to the grocery store to learn ways to shop healthily.  The other trip is a fishing trip in Minnesota donated by Brenny Transportation.

Registration in now open.  The challenge kicks off at GATS (you do not have to be present) on August 27th in the Health Pavilion.

After registering, please join our FB group to get weekly tips, see winners, and get up-to-date information. For more information, please contact Julie Dillon at julie@truckersfund.org.

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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
Steve and Pam Pollack/Movin’ Out                             Kari and Lee Fisher (6 TIMES)                 Truck Stop Ministries Inc.                                             St. Christopher Fund
Sandi Soendker                                                                Trucker Charity
Deb & Del LaBree  (5 TIMES!)                                      Make It Happen USA
Francis and Kim Fling                                                     Sandi Edwards
Sandi and John Putz (Twice)                                         Linda Caffee
Dawn Montez                                                                    Rick Ash
Joyce Brenny (Brenny Transportation)                       George and Wendy Parker
UrgentCareTravel Medical Clinics                                Phoenix Sleep Solutions,LLC
Shianna Trucking                                                             Ingrid Brown
Leslie Warner                                                                    Cindy Kaps (TWICE)
Allen and Donna Smith                                                   Glen Brannon
Cathy Littlejohn/Save-A-Load,Inc. (TWICE)             Steve and Kim Cooper
Cheryl Drury and Michael Backer                                 John Lalond
Brian Callan                                                                        Pat Hockaday (Twice)
Janice Hunter                                                                    Tom Kyrk
Jeff Clark                                                                            K C and Sara Brau
Kenn and Beth Zelten

PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE (25 MAMMOGRAMS) !!
Commercial Truck and Trailer Repair (John & Mindy Gasser)
The “Bolt Girls” from Bolt Custom Trucks

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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:

Make It Happen USA/Mammogram
25761 E. Orchard Drive
Aurora, Co. 80016

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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GATS_logoTrucking 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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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:    

Coney Island in New York City got its name from rabbits. In early days it was overrun by rabbits which were often referred to as coneys.

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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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