We have officially passed the 100-day mark of what has become the current normal. While many of us have had to adjust everyday life, there has been one quality of life that has not changed: the sincerity of our nation. We have seen America step up in a number of ways to help our brave truckers and commercial transport drivers. In this week’s edition of the latest feel good stories to know, check out recent treats for truckers and a powerful tribute to one of the industry’s unknown pioneers.
Love’s Travel Stops and Its Suppliers Offer Truckers Downloadable E-Coupon
As a Thank You to truckers across the nation who have been working nonstop during these unprecedented times, Love’s Travel Stops & Country stores and several of its vendors are offering them a special treat. Truckers can access or download the Love’s Connect app to claim a $5 e-coupon that can be used at any Love’s location for an in-store purchase. The e-coupon is available to the first 100,000 drivers for redemption through June 16. Learn how to claim your e-coupon today.
A Touching Tribute to a Trucking Company Patriarch
Although, not an American act of good, this update was too moving to not include. A trucking company patriarch and contributor to the transportation industry was honored this past week in the perfect way. Vernon Erb, founder of Erb Group of companies, was treated to an honorary parade of 300 long haulers in front of his Wilmot, Ontario, Canada home. The 84-year-old currently faces an aggressive form of cancer. Watch the touching tribute here.
Vernon Erb originally found his company in 1959 with a single dump truck. The company now has 1,500 employees and owner-operators, with terminals in Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. We salute our friends in the North for this kind gesture and thank Vernon Erb for his contributions to the transportation industry.
Road Dog Trucking Radio is Free Throughout the Month of May
SiriusXM radio is making the most of its free streaming access even for truck drivers throughout the month of May. Truckers can now access the SiriusXM app to tune into Road Dog Trucking Radio, whether or not they are a streaming subscriber. Road Dog Trucking Radio covers numerous topics for truckers and commercial drivers such as business advice, equipment issues, health and much more. Check out Road Dog Trucking Radio’s full schedule of hosts here. Start streaming today by visiting SiriusXM.
Randall-Reilly and Chick-fil-A team up for Trucker Appreciation
For those hauling through Alabama next week, here is your chance for another well-deserved treat. Randall-Reilly is partnering with Chick-fil-A to provide truckers boxed lunches and care packages at the rest area near mile marker 85 on Interstate 20/59 northeast of Tuscaloosa. Truckers are encouraged to stop at the rest area on both sides of the interstate on Tuesday, May 12, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Here’s additional directions to follow upon arriving to the rest area.