Archive for March, 2011

yodaJust after breakfast our “friends” arrived!  Yes those wonderful people who the Young Family contract to bring and service our porta potties arrived! You can imagine how welcome they are to many if us older people!

The crowd is growing in Poppa Johns parking lot, The show is building, the excitement is in the air. MATS in Louisville is definably “the happening” in the trucking industry, and tomorrow it starts!

yodaTuesday afternoon the first of several meals was served in the Papa Johns Stadium parking lot.

Burnt Beans is due in tomorrow, so today Larry stood in and made dinner for the 25 or so people gathered together in the parking lot.

Here is a glimpse of the fun as we begin to gather for the big truck show that starts Thursday!

Come Join the fun! Mid-America Truck Show Louisville, KY

Wednesday evening  updates!

Burnt Beans has finally arrived and is now beginning to get his kitchen set up!

We had a good gathering for dinner. Here are a few pictures!

 

Mid America Truck Shows Press Release for Trucker Charity Inc.

Trucker Charity Inc A NFP is pleased to announce that we will be at the Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, KY March 31-April 2 in booth 66245. Our friends Operation Roger, Truckers Pet Transport and Terry Wooley of One Bar Records will be with us in the booth. Literature and cards will be available to share with those needing help you encounter on the road uprinting.com has provided sponsor ship for printing costs. "We get them safe, We get them fed and We get them home" is the Trucker Charity Inc. way. We will use the booth space at MATS to provide this material to drivers to share with others they may encounter on the roads that need a hand.
We will also provide information on other services we offer like, Chrome alert, Life coaching, Last Ride home and much more.
We will be able to take donations in the booth via, cash, check, credit card or debit card. We will also support recurring month giving. We ask for $5.00 a month if you can do it. If you can’t help in a financial means, maybe you can help as a volunteer? We will engage folks in how they can help in volunteering. We really need more active volunteers.
Terry Wooley of One Bar Records has produced an exclusive Trucker Charity Inc. CD with 12 songs that will be available in our booth and through Trucker Charity Inc. Terry will be available to sign your copy and preform his art. Stop in and visit with Terry and find out more about his great music and label.
Sue Weise and volunteers of Operation Roger will also be providing information of their Pet Transport services to the Rescue and trucking industry.
Freedom Air Filters has sponsored the Coin Vortex again for this show. Stop in and see it. Bring your change. The kids and adults seemed to like this a lot at GATS.
The National Center for Constitutional Studies along with Kerry Mullins have donated 11000 pocket Constitutions that will be available for anyone who wishes to have one. We hope to find many interested in sharing these great historic documents with there friends, family and co workers. Proofed word for word against the original Constitution housed in the Archives in Washington, D.C. It is identical in spelling, capitalization and punctuation. This 48 page Pocket Constitution also includes the Bill of Rights, Amendments 11-27, The Declaration of Independence as well as an index to the Constitution.
Trucker Charity Inc.
PO Box 277
202 N Main Street
Summerfield, Il 62289
888-523-0087

The Truckin Bozo’s Website

 

Those were the words of Mike Yager, Director of Operations for TA/Petro Travel Centers during an All Drivers Together conference call March 22. Mr. Yager stated that the new management "get" what it means to be a professional driver and are working to improve facilities, amenities and the over all experience found at TA/Petro.

New showers, improved menu items and better security were some of the things that Mr.Yager talked about as he described the future plans of the travel centers. Other improvements include new training programs that the 17,000 employees have gone through. The new training is a "way of thinking..a change in culture", according to Mr. Yager who described it as a thought process of saying yes and remembering who the core customer is. The training includes a video entitled "A day in the life of a driver" that illustrates the challenges a professional driver goes through while traveling the roads. Mr. Yager reiterated that the driver and their needs are primary at TA/Petro Travel Centers and the new regime are focusing on those needs.

Over 25 professional drivers participated in the call and during the call asked questions ranging from the company’s policy on managing handicapped parking spots to the availability of American made products in the stores. Many drivers focused their question on restaurants and food choices. Mr. Yager stated that they did encourage their restaurant managers to offer regional cuisine and the executive chef was working on more healthy fit menu items. Mr.Yager also stated that the marketing department was working on new programs for rewards card members and sales is working to attract more fleets.

Mr.Yager invited the drivers from the All Drivers Together conference to participate in a Driver’s Council meeting with himself and other top executives from TA/Petro including the president and numerous other senior VPs. Time and date have not been determined as of yet. Other announcements included the grand re-opening date of Willie’s Place (APRIL 30) and the recent acquisition agreement to work with White’s Truck Stop in VA. Both establishments, according to Mr.Yager, would carry the Petro brand; however, every effort is being made to preserve the integrity and uniqueness of each location.

 

To listen to that conference go to;

All drivers together

 

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011

MedHelp, the world’s largest health social network, in association with Jordan International Aid, an all-volunteer based, humanitarian aid and relief organization, will hold a free, live chat on Tuesday, March 22, from 8-9pm EDT (Wednesday, March 23, at 9-10am local Japan time) with disaster relief physicians and medical aid professionals to share information and answer questions on the effects of the March 11, 2011, magnitude 8.9 earthquake, catastrophic tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor leaks.

Joining the chat live from Sendai, Japan, will be Jesse Mendoza, president of Jordan International Aid, Tim Riesenberger, MD, emergency room physician, and Vanessa Remhof, RN. Enoch Choi, MD, medical director of Jordan International Aid, family medicine physician, and a contributing expert on MedHelp’s ask-the-doctor forums, will moderate the chat from Palo Alto, CA.

During the one-hour chat, the participants will discuss various health issues relating to the disaster including radiation and radiation exposure, emergency preparedness, spread of disease, as well as reports from the various survivor camps where the Jordan International Aid team is working.

To register for this event, please go to http://www.medhelp.org/health_chats/register/59. Registration is free.

To support these efforts, MedHelp has pledged to donate up to $10,000 to the American Red Cross through a fundraising campaign on Facebook. More details can be found on MedHelp’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/medhelppulse.

John de Souza, CEO of Medhelp commented: “This is a time for the world community to come together to support the people in Japan who have been affected by these tragic events. This live chat gives the international community the unique opportunity to hear a first-hand account of the medical relief situation on the ground in the affected areas. Members of the MedHelp family, both medical professionals and users of our site, will be joining together to do our small part to support those in need and get a better understanding as to the well-being of the people in Japan.”

Continuing this awareness outreach, MedHelp will host a second live chat on Thursday, March 24, from 4-5pm EDT called “Radiation Exposure: What You Need to Know.” In this free chat, radiologist Garry Choy, MD, will discuss the health risks of radiation exposure, how to protect oneself from exposure and the signs and symptoms of radiation sickness.

To register for the radiation exposure health chat, please go to http://www.medhelp.org/health_chats/register/60. Registration is free.

Dr. Choy is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in diagnostic radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and answers questions in MedHelp’s radiology forum.

Media contacts:
Marta Debski
marta(dot)debski(at)medhelp(dot)org
415.882.4600

Katherine Solem
katherine(dot)solem(at)medhelp(dot)org
415.882.4600
415.717.4633

About MedHelp
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MedHelp to Present Live Chat from Sendai, Japan, with Disaster Relief Physicians and Aid Workers