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4th Annual HAULIN’ FOR THE HOLIDAYS toy drive

The 4th annual Haulin’ for the Holidays results are remarkable. Thanks to a combined effort by corporate angel sponsors and individuals, we raised $50,000 in toys and supplies for the children served by 7 different nonprofits in Tennessee. Our beneficiaries include YES Youth Encouragement Services in Nashville, Hands Up! Jackson, FedExFamilyHouse in Memphis, Toys for Tots in Knoxville, East Side Elementary in Chattanooga, Chambliss Center in Chattanooga, and Metro Nashville Police Department’s Christmas Basket program.


The YPC would like to thank our 2023 corporate angel sponsors for their generosity:

Adams and Reese LLPAscendChristenson Transportation Inc.Conard Transportation ServicesCumberland CompaniesDanny Herman Trucking, Inc.DunavantFirstFleet, Inc.Goggin Warehousing, LLCIntactKimbro Oil CompanyMurphy-Hoffman Company (MHC Kenworth)Mid-South WireThe M&W Logistics Group, Inc.Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.The Pete Store LLCReliance PartnersREPOWRRush Enterprises, IncSkyline Transportation, Inc.Titan Transfer, Inc.Tenney GroupU.S. Xpress, Inc.


To see pictures from this year’s Haulin’ for the Holidays toy drop-offs, click here.


HAULIN’ FOR THE HOLIDAYS t-shirt presale

The Tennessee Trucking Association and its Young Professionals Council are proud to offer a Haulin’ for the Holidays t-shirt, which highlights the generosity of the corporate angel sponsors who donated during our Christmas in July fundraising campaign.

Show your support and order by October 1st! Companies who are interested in a larger order will receive a quantity discount, so email Khadejia Hupp,, directly for that pricing. The proceeds from your t-shirt order will be used to purchase toys and classroom supplies for Tennessee nonprofits and the children they serve. For more details or to get involved with this year’s toy drive, contact Jessie Merritt,, the YPC Chairman. 

Purchase Your T-Shirt


Youth Encouragement
Services Teens

Nashville, TN

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.

Hands Up Jackson

Jackson, TN

Hands Up! is a 2-year preschool program for 2 1/2 – 4 year olds that incorporates hands-on learning and encourages critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.


Memphis, TN

Mission:  Create a shopping venue for parents with a child being treated at Le Bonheur Children’s and staying at FedExFamilyHouse leading up to Christmas Day.


Toys for Tots

Knoxville, TN

MISSION: The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.

GOAL: The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.

East Side Elementary School

Chattanooga, TN

“At East Side we create a welcoming and structured environment that fosters curious minds where the teachers, students, and community work together for academic, social, and emotional success.  “