ATA delivers ‘Good Stuff’ to veterans

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The American Trucking Associations and CPS Express teamed with Operation Interdependence, a national nonprofit supporting the military logistical infrastructure, to bring gifts to hospitalized veterans this Valentine’s Day week.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, a CPS Express trailer wrapped with a “Good Stuff. Trucks Bring It” banner delivered a load that included 500 NFL championship footballs to the Veterans Affairs, Sepulveda and West Los Angeles Campuses in celebration of Valentine’s Day and National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week.

Operation Interdependence and Veterans Affairs volunteers greeted the truck, which was accompanied by Mack McAdory, a newly elected America’s Road Team Captain and professional driver for FedEx Ground. McAdory, who has driven nearly 1 million accident-free miles, and the volunteers handed out gifts to the hospitalized veterans to thank them for their sacrifice.

“ATA is proud to help deliver these gifts to the dedicated men and women serving our nation,” says Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “Working with Operation Interdependence and CPS Express to recognize these servicemen and women is an honor.”

“Operation Interdependence is a remarkable organization dedicated to bringing a bit of joy to our American heroes,” says Jay Sorg, CPS Express operations manager. “CPS Express Inc., in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations, would like to thank them for allowing us to participate in this venture. Nowhere else will the phrase ‘Good Stuff. Trucks Bring It’ be more appropriate.”

“Good Stuff. Trucks Bring It” is a national campaign designed to promote the image of the trucking industry. ATA’s America’s Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.

For more information on Operation Interdependence, go to www.oidelivers.org.