TravelCenters of America raised nearly $153,000 for professional drivers in need through its annual round up campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). From Memorial Day to Labor Day, guests at participating TA, Petro and TA Express locations had the opportunity to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar. The funds raised will be donated directly to SCF to support professional drivers who have experienced an injury or illness that has recently caused them to take a break from the road.
SCF provides assistance to these drivers and their families in the form of monetary aid for basic needs and information on how to navigate the medical system.
“The work of St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund aligns with our mission to return every traveler to the road better than they came and we are committed to helping ensure professional drivers have access to critical resources during times of need,” said Debi Boffa, Chief Executive Officer of TA. “We thank our guests for their incredible generosity and supporting the heroic men and women who sacrifice so much to keep our economy moving.”
TA and SCF have been in close partnership since 2010, with TA raising over $3 million dollars for SCF through its campaigns and initiatives.
“When truck drivers are out of work with an illness or injury, it is so important for them have some peace of mind about how to pay their household bills,” said Donna Kennedy, executive director of SCF. “The Round Up campaign is critical to helping ensure drivers everywhere have access to the financial stability needed to heal and return better than ever.”
TravelCenters of America Inc., part of the bp portfolio, is a full-service travel center network operating under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its nearly 19,000 team members serve guests in over 285 locations in 44 states, with a mission of returning every traveler to the road better than they came. Offerings include diesel and gasoline, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, stores with food, beverages and merchandise, car and truck parking and other services dedicated to providing great experiences for guests. TA is also committed to meeting the evolving needs of professional drivers and motorists as the nation shifts toward the increased adoption of alternative fuels and electric vehicles. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.
The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) helps over-the-road semi-truck drivers and their families who are out of work due to a recent illness or injury. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses such as, rent/mortgage, utilities, vehicle payments, and insurance. The SCF also provides free health and wellness programs including diabetes prevention, smoking cessation, and prostate cancer screenings. For more information, visit TruckersFund.org.