Truck stops show huge support for trucking customers

By Land Line staff | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TA/Petro, Sapp Bros. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stop locations participated in the 2017 Band Together for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund. This year’s late summer campaign raised well over a quarter of a million dollars to benefit truckers and their families who have suffered financial difficulty because of medical problems.

Although final accounting has not been announced, TA/Petro’s unofficial report was $209,401.94 for all locations plus an additional $31,908.64 from a golf tournament. Sapp Brothers raised about $8,000 and the Coffee Cup Fuel Stops raised approximately $20,000.

All donations go directly to SCF and benefit drivers. 

Travel Centers of America has been supporting drivers through the SCF since 2010. It is the second year for Sapp Bros and Coffee Cup Fuel Stops to participate. 

TravelCenters of America is the largest full-service travel center company in the U.S., with corporate headquarters is located in Westlake, Ohio. Sapp Bros., Inc. is a collection of 17 full-service, friendly travel centers; primarily located on Interstate 80 from as far west as Salt Lake City, Utah to Clearfield, Pennsylvania in the east. The Coffee Cup Fuel Stop has been serving truckers since 1981 with locations throughout South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.

Professional drivers who are suffering from financial hardships due to medical problems can apply to the SCF for help. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment for mortgage/rent, utilities, vehicle payments, insurance, prescriptions and/or some medical procedures. For more information, visit TruckersFund.org or call 865-202-9428.

 

 

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