Group organizes prayer event for truckers at MATS

By Land Line staff | 2/24/2015

Although Bob Hataway is no longer operating the AmCoach and is turning the keys over to Trucker Charity Inc., he still has strong ties to the trucking community.

He is in the midst of organizing the 16th Annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers. The event will be at 6 p.m. on March 28 in the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium parking lot at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

He said that so far approximately 1,300 people have said they would participate in this year’s prayer event.

“We know not everyone can make it to MATS, but 1,300 people have said they will join us at 6 p.m. wherever they are in the world to pray for truckers.”

For many years, Hataway operated the AmCoach and helped many injured or ill truckers make it home.

He and his wife decided to hand over the AmCoach to Trucker Charity because “it was time to turn it over to someone with young legs.”

“There’s a time when your body catches up to the fact that you can’t cash the check that your mind wants to write,” Hataway said.

He still works as an exclusive agent for the Air Ambulance program, which is a members-only air ambulance service based out of Birmingham, Ala. Hataway said he coordinates travel arrangements for members of the Air Ambulance program who are seriously hurt or ill and when air travel is the only way to safely get them home.

Hataway also runs the Last Flight Home program, which is a members-only service for truck drivers. If a member is killed or injured while out on the road, he will make the travel arrangements to get the deceased trucker home.

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