We’ve concluded the first Annual Haulin’ for the Holidays Toy Drive!

We are thankful for all the folks who helped make this event a success. Across the state, we’ve tallied SEVERAL THOUSAND TOYS collected for our partner organizations. HUGE HUGE thanks to everyone.

Haulin’ for the Holidays is a state-wide Toy Drive by the Tennessee Trucking Association and its Young Professional Council in partnership with TTA members and local charities to make holidays brighter for Tennessee children, teens and families.  We’re thrilled to be partnering with a wide range of organizations to make a real difference for this holiday season.

Toy Collection Start Date: October 28, 2019
Toy Collection End Date: December 6, 2019
Distribution of Toys: Week of December 9, 2019

A Special Thanks to those that Organized the Toy Drive 

  • Troy Dickens, Rush Truck Center Nashville, TN
  • Patrick Mendenhall, Cumberland International Trucks, Inc.
  • Holly Czuba, Cumberland International Trucks, Inc.
  • Jessie Merritt, Capacity Southeast Agency

 


JACKSON, TN

A Special Thanks to: MHC Kenworth & Milan Supply Chain Solutions 

——————–CHARITY——————–

Hands Up Jackson
Hands Up Jackson is a preschool serving low income 2.5 – 5 year olds. The toys and supplies will be used for the school and classrooms.


KNOXVILLE, TN

A Special Thanks to: The Peterbilt Store – Knoxville & Skyline Transportation

——————–CHARITY——————–

Marines Toys for Tots

Below are some pictures from collection and drop-off in Knoxville! Craig Kendall with The Pete Store shared this on Saturday, December 7, 2019:

Happy Saturday!

We had a great event today at The Pete Store Knoxville with 40+ tow trucks caravanning to us and donating toys for the Tennessee Trucking Association Young Professionals Council Haulin’ For The Holidays and Toys For Tots. Several thousand toys were donated.

Josh Ray, Pete Store Knoxville & TTA Young Professionals Council and Josh from Dan’s Towing did a great job organizing the event. Several Pete Store people and local companies helped:

  • Dan’s Towing
  • Skyline Transportation furnished a new trailer & donated toys
  • Chestnut Street/Cedar Bluff Towing
  • Clinton Highway Towing
  • Thermo King of Knoxville
  • Donna England from TTA joined us
  • Total Transportation
  • Miller-Motte Technical College
  • Cummins of Knoxville
  • Pate Summers GM
  • Josh Ray’s wife, son and his friend
  • Alicia Bowling solicited donations
  • Rodger Pitts, Service Mgr
  • Rob Stone
  • Raquel Shackleford from Pete Store Marketing made up a killer flyer

There are many others who helped

Thanks everyone, you guys rock


MEMPHIS, TN

A Special Thanks to: Rush Truck Center and Ozark Motor Lines

——————–CHARITY——————–

FedExFamilyHouse Santa’s Village
Shopping Venue for parents with a child being treated at LeBonheur children’s hospital and staying at FedExFamilyHouse the week before Christmas.


NASHVILLE/MIDDLE TN

A Special Thanks to: Rush Truck Centers, MHC Kenworth, Neely Coble, Cumberland International Trucks, Inc. Western Express, & TCW

——————–CHARITY——————–

Youth Encouragement Services Teens
YES operates two youth centers that offer educational and recreational programs as alternatives for kids 6-18 during after school hours and summer break. The YES Christmas Store will provide over 600 underprivileged children with new clothes and toys.

Community Care Fellowship
Community Care Fellowship serves Nashville’s homeless and underserved populations by providing a daytime haven of safety, acceptance, and love. Through the compassion of Christ, we meet basic needs — like meals, laundry, and showers — while also offering individualized counseling and support, and fellowship to empower our community and break the cycle of poverty.

Collecting & Assembling!

YES Christmas House

CCF Toy Delivery

LIVE DRIVE

 

Haulin’ for the Holidays is a state-wide Toy Drive by the Tennessee Trucking Association and its Young Professional Council in partnership with TTA members and local charities to make holidays brighter for Tennessee children, teens and families.  We’re thrilled to be partnering with a wide range of organizations to make a real difference for this holiday season.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Step 1: Find Your Region
  • Step 2: Purchase Toy or Requested Item
    • Option 1: Utilize Your Regional Amazon WishList and Ship Toy Directly to Drop Off Location (Addresses and ATTN already taken care of!)
    • Option 2: Purchase an Item from Your Regional List Below and Bring it to a Drop Off Location Use ATTN Recipient Name
    • *** DO NO WRAP ITEMS

Toy Collection Start Date: October 28, 2019
Toy Collection End Date: December 6, 2019
Distribution of Toys: Week of December 9, 2019

Go the Extra Mile!

Donate to the Tennessee Trucking Foundation by Shopping on Amazon

  1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com
  2. Search for and select the Tennessee Trucking Foundation
  3. Shop on smile.amazon.com as you normally would

By selecting the TTF and shopping on smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of your purchase prices will be sent to the TTF. Amazon takes ZERO off the top! They just send your donation along to us.


JACKSON, TN

——————–CHARITY——————–

Hands Up Jackson
Hands Up Jackson is a preschool serving low income 2.5 – 5 year olds. The toys and supplies will be used for the school and classrooms.

——————–TOY DROP OFF——————–

MHC Kenworth
200 Kenworth Blvd
Jackson, TN 38305
731-424-7139
Attn: Tim Campbell

——————–TRAILER DONATION——————–

Milan Express

——————–AMAZON WISHLIST——————–

http://bit.ly/handsjackson

——————–TOY LIST——————–

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KNOXVILLE, TN

——————–CHARITY——————–

Marines Toys for Tots

——————–TOY DROP OFF——————–

The PeteStore
5218 Rutledge Pike
Knoxville, TN, 37924
865-546-9553
Attn: Josh Ray

——————–TRAILER DONATION——————–

Skyline Transportation

——————–AMAZON WISHLIST——————–

http://bit.ly/toysknox

——————–TOY LIST——————–

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MEMPHIS, TN

——————–CHARITY——————–

FedExFamilyHouse Santa’s Village
Shopping Venue for parents with a child being treated at LeBonheur children’s hospital and staying at FedExFamilyHouse the week before Christmas.

——————–TOY DROP OFF——————–

Rush Truck Center
1650 E. Brooks Rd
Memphis, TN 38116
901-969-8500
Attn: Jerry Williams

——————–TRAILER DONATION——————–

Ozark Transportation

——————–AMAZON WISHLIST——————–

http://bit.ly/fedexmemphis

——————–TOY LIST——————–

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NASHVILLE/MIDDLE TN

——————–CHARITY——————–

Youth Encouragement Services Teens
YES operates two youth centers that offer educational and recreational programs as alternatives for kids 6-18 during after school hours and summer break. The YES Christmas Store will provide over 600 underprivileged children with new clothes and toys.

Community Care Fellowship
Community Care Fellowship serves Nashville’s homeless and underserved populations by providing a daytime haven of safety, acceptance, and love. Through the compassion of Christ, we meet basic needs — like meals, laundry, and showers — while also offering individualized counseling and support, and fellowship to empower our community and break the cycle of poverty.

——————–TOY DROP OFF LOCATIONS——————–

CUMBERLAND

Attn: Calleigh Minor
1901 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
615-829-7800

NEELY COBLE

Attn: Edward Coble
319 Fesslers Lane
Nashville, TN 37210
615-244-8900

RUSH

Attn: Troy Dickens / Dallas Trudelle
900 Expo Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
615-829-7800

WESTERN EXPRESS

Attn: Erick Morrison
7135 Centennial Pl
Nashville, TN 37209
800-316-7160

MHC

Attn: Graham Foster
550 Spence Lane
Nashville, TN 37210
800-6763502

——————–TRAILER DONATION——————–

TCW

——————–AMAZON WISHLIST——————–

YES Amazon List: http://bit.ly/yesnash

CCF Amazon List: http://bit.ly/ccfnash

——————–TOY LIST——————–

YES TOY / ITEM LIST

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CCF TOY / ITEM LIST

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Family, friends and co-workers attended this fundraiser with something for everyone. Tournament and free play, an auction, good food and networking – all part of the deal! Prizes for top two teams were handed out.

Through the event and auction we raised a few thousand dollars! Huge thanks to everyone who attended.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019  (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
TOPGOLF NASHVILLE – 500 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN

On August 10, 2019, 15 YPC members volunteered at the Nashville Rescue Mission in the Gulch by serving breakfast. Darcie Tate Malone said of their time at the Mission, It was an eye opening experience. We live in this protected bubble, unintentionally. To see how much poverty there is in this wonderful town makes me want to give back more.”  After serving breakfast during the early hours of the morning at the mission, YPC members enjoyed breakfast together afterwards.

ABOUT

Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community committed to helping the hungry, homeless, and hurting by providing programs and services that focus on a person’s entire life—physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social.

MISSION STATEMENT

Providing hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity to the hungry, homeless, and hurting.

McGavock High School’s Aviation & Transportation Academy has a picnic each year called Spring Wing Fling. This year it took place on May 17, 2019. Local partner organizations and companies participate by providing demonstrations and speaking with students about career opportunities and industry information.  The Academy has roughly 450 students.  Two members of the TTA road team (and the no zone truck and trailer) attended with 10 members of the YPC.  We spent several hours with students!  We are ready for additional opportunities to increase the trucking industry’s exposure with high schoolers.

On April 3, 2019 several YPC members joined the TTA at the Call on Nashville. We had a chance to meet with Representative Dan Howell, Chair of the TN House Transportation Committee and discuss several items relevant to the trucking industry.

We enjoyed a tour of the capitol and later a meeting with legislators at the reception held at Reese & Adams.

Huge thanks to Rob Marsh of Jost International for coordinating with the TTA on this event.

The YPC met at the TTA on March 3, 2019.

Several board members provided updates on projects in the works for YPC members.

Edward Coble /// Updates

McGavock High School Academies  – McGavock High School has a curriculum/pathway for students interested in Transportation/Auto/Diesel. Recruiting the next generation of talent is important to our mission. We’re in research gathering mode, looking for schools with vocational applications in curriculum.  Patrick and Edward did a tour, got an idea of what they had going on, what a partnership could look like. YPC ideally is hoping to do one event per quarter, still looking for ideas how what that would look like. Potentially having kids visiting our locations, having YPC members visit their schools. PENCIL is the accountability organization to fulfill partnership, protects responsibilities for all parties. We had a good discussion with McGavock and PENCIL representatives.

SAVE THE DATE: May 17, Spring Wing Fling  at McGavock. There is potential for us to participate, we will discuss more going forward.

SAVE THE DATE: August 10, 2019, Give Back Day. YPC members will be serving breakfast at Nashville Rescue Mission in the Gulch.

Patrick Mendenhall /// Updates

SAVE THE DATE: Sounds Game – July 30, 2019. We will be sending a link to purchase tickets in a few weeks. Until then, we have sponsorship opportunities available. Talk to Patrick if interested!

Quarterly Meetings at TTA office, lunchtime. – The YPC will be holding quarterly meetings at the TTA office in Nashville. Members could choose to host, have the meeting at your location, talk about what you do, etc. Cater lunch.  Holly sent out calendar invites for these future dates to get them on your calendar, location will be TBD depending on potential hosts…

  • June 4th 11 am
  • September 5 11 am
  • December 10 11 am

SAVE THE DATE: Top Golf Event — October 7, 2019 – Joe Fischer heading up this activity. Sarah, Taylor, Darcie, Morgan will also be managing this event.

(ReCap) Bill Reed Scholarship is a great situation, we’re fortunate and honored to have such support!

SAVE THE DATE: Call on Nashville – April 3, 2019

Rob Marsh is POC (Point of Contact) coordinating with Dave Huneyager/TTA on agenda items. That agenda has been sent out to members. We have 9-12 YPC members attending.

SAVE THE DATE: Call on Washington – April 29 -May 1, 2019

TTA leadership has a scholarship, in honor of Bill Reed Jr. of Skyline Transportation that will cover travel costs for one attendee. This will be awarded annually, TTA still working on process details. Application process likely to be 250 words covering why you’d like to attend.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please Email Donna to sign up for volunteering opportunities: dengland@tntrucking.org

By-Laws Update

By-laws are current, how we select who’s in what positions, what would happen if someone need to relieve themselves. Remaining process is adding new members. Membership is open to all TTA members, with referral process of current member. Have prospect attend a meeting to see if its a good fit. Have them then fill out the application on the tntrucking.org website.

Holly Czuba /// Updates

  • YPC Banner: Design Updated – Purchased, arrived and available for events.
  • Google Group: Listserv created to email members, members have been sent email address.
  • New Members can APPLY at the link on the TTA Website