Photo courtesy of TMAF

Pilot Flying J donates to trucking advocacy group

June 20, 2014

Truck stop and travel plaza chain Pilot Flying J made a $1.25 million donation to the trucking advocacy group Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF).

Announced during a Washington D.C. media event this week, James Haslam II – founder of Pilot Flying J – said his company’s donation will be spread out over five years.

Pilot Flying J – the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America – commits $1.25 million over the next five years to assist with the growing industry-wide movement. “Our travel centers also reach millions of people annually, and we are excited to share in telling the trucking movement’s story with such a vibrant, all-encompassing program,” he said.

TMAF, launched back in March at the Mid America Trucking Show, is an industry-wide image and internal education initiative aimed at government policy makers, motorists and the general public.

“The trucking industry is essential to the well-being of America’s economy,” noted Mike Card, TMAF fundraising chair and president of Combined Transport, Inc., in remarks at the event. “This partnership illustrates how committed we are – as an industry – to telling trucking’s positive stories.”

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