TravelCenters of America
2022 Scf Campaign Kickoff Email

TravelCenters of America starts fundraiser for truckers

July 5, 2022
By rounding up purchases to the nearest dollar, customers at TravelCenters locations can donate to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, which is dedicated to help professional truck drivers who have been injured or ill.

TravelCenters of America (TA) is once again supporting the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) with its annual Round Up campaign. From July 1 to Sept. 1, guests at participating TA, Petro, and TA Express locations will have the opportunity to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with the difference donated directly to SCF to help support truck drivers in need of assistance because injury or illness has taken them off the road within the last year.

See also: Summer safety tips for truckers

“Providing support for the hardworking men and women who keep our country moving has always been a top priority for everyone at TA,” said Jon Pertchik, CEO of of the truck stop chain. “While TA can provide truckers with everything they need when they are on the road, it is the amazing team at SCF that helps them when they are sidelined and cannot be on the road.”

TA, nationwide operator and franchisor of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers, and TA Express travel center network, has been supporting SCF since 2010, raising more than $3 million dollars through campaigns and initiatives, including the Round Up campaign, which is in its third year. Funds raised by SCF help professional drivers who find themselves in need of assistance while out of work due to medical issues. In addition, SCF offers several other benefits for the driver community, including tobacco cessation programs, health and wellness guidance, and free vaccines. 

“We are so grateful for the long-standing relationship with the team at TravelCenters of America and for all the support they have given us over the past 12 years,” said Shannon Currier, director of philanthropy at SCF. “Drivers both at home and on the road need our support and the support of our amazing partners and sponsors.”

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