The national highway safety program Share the Road, in partnership with Operation Interdependence, recently delivered leftover nonperishable items to make care packages for U.S. soldiers serving overseas. The donated items were transported by Share the Road drivers from a convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C., to OI’s distribution center in Houston. Volunteers from the Houston community — including members of the Navy, Marines and Air Force — were onsite to unload the tractor-trailer’s worth of items.
“The trucking industry is proud to give back to the men and women serving in our armed forces,” says Elisabeth Barna, vice president of strategic planning and outreach for the American Trucking Associations. “ATA is honored to partner with Operation Interdependence to deliver these items that will support our troops.”
OI is a national nonprofit supporting the military logistical infrastructure by providing items to U.S. troops stationed overseas. This is the third transport that ATA and OI have teamed up to deliver; drivers for ATA also have delivered packages for troops to OI’s distribution center in Bayonne, N.J.
Share the Road is an ATA highway safety outreach program designed to educate all drivers about sharing the roads safely with large trucks. An elite team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles deliver lifesaving messages to millions of motorists annually. The safety program is sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc. and Michelin North America Inc.