The Tennessee Trucking Foundation has announced it will make financial contributions to Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) over the next five years totaling $50,000.
“Trucking Moves America Forward is an educational initiative that will not only further the understanding of our industry, but will also ignite a passion in others for what we do,” said Tennessee Trucking Foundation President Tommy Hodges. “Our nation's economy runs on freight hauled by the dedicated and hard-working men and women who travel our highways and roads delivering America’s goods. We are pleased that our contribution will help spread the critical message of safety and highlight how essential trucking is to our way of life.”
TMAF, which launched in March 2014 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, is an industry-wide image and education initiative informing policymakers and the public about the benefits of trucking to build a groundswell of political and grassroots support to strengthen and grow the industry.
“TMAF’s partnership with the Tennessee Trucking Foundation indicates the momentum that is building across the country to educate the public about the importance of trucking to our nation's economy,” said Kevin Burch, TMAF vice chair and president of Jet Express. “The foundation has been committed to inspiring and reaching the next generation of drivers through their goal of donating Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries & Smiles Books to local Tennessee elementary schools. We are thrilled to have the support of Tennessee’s Trucking Foundation behind the TMAF movement.”