Trucking news and briefs for Friday, July 17, 2020:
Chicago-based brokerage MoLo donates $62.5k to trucker charity
MoLo Solutions, a Chicago-based 3PL company and freight broker, donated $62,500 to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, the largest donation from a 3PL to SCF and the first from MoLo.
The funds were raised in a campaign in which the company agreed to donate $5 for every load moved in May. The initial goal of $50,000 was exceeded on the last day of the campaign when employees donated more than $12,000 in less than an hour.
Donations to SCF help provide financial assistance to ill or injured semi-truck drivers in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses such as rent/mortgage, utilities, vehicle payments and insurance. SCF also provides health and wellness programs for drivers in hopes to prevent some medical illnesses, including health challenges, smoking cessation and free flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines.