The 13th Annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be conducted March 24, 2012 at the Truckers Pavilion located in the Papa John Stadium parking lot in Louisville, KY at 5:00PM.

The program will be presented in conjunction with the 41st Annual Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. Shuttle buses will operate between the Truckers Pavilion in the parking lot and the exhibition halls.

Joe Hunter, President of TruckStop Ministries, will voice the prayer. Chaplain Joe is heard weekly on the Dave Nemo Truckers show on XM Radio.

Jan McCarter, an owner-operator and a musical artist in her own right, will present the National Anthem and special music leading up to the prayer. It has been rumored that Bobby Boofay might make an appearance as well.

Jerry and Sharon Benson will present special music following the prayer. They are known for their musical talent and their willingness to give of themselves ministering to drivers.

Sharon has won the Favorite Female Vocalist of the Year Award in the gospel music industry. Jerry is involved with trucking as a driver and as an owner operator.

Bob Hataway, President of TransAliveUSA, will serve as MC. Hataway stated, "It is a privilege each year to be involved with the National Day of Prayer for Truckers."

Fourteen years ago Bob Hataway and Joe Hunter met at the Mid America Trucking Show and planned the first National Day of Prayer for Truckers. It has now grown to include truckers worldwide.

We receive requests each year from drivers across the globe to include them. "With 21st century internet technology, we can now involve drivers worldwide," Hataway declared.

We invite truckers who cannot attend to join with us at 5:00PM, your local time, to pray for truckers and their families. Prayers offered at local times will ensure prayers being offered throughout the evening.

Carriers, trucking companies, company drivers, owner operators, vendors, truckstops, receivers, and shippers can set aside a moment of silence at 5:00PM on March 24, 2012 for prayer for the truckers and their families.

The National Day of Prayer for Truckers is sponsored by TransAlive USA, Truckstop Ministries, Transport for Christ, and Tim Young, CEO Mid-America Trucking Show/EMA in Louisville, KY.

Exhibitors at MATS are encouraged to assign a representative from their booth to join the National Day of Prayer for Truckers at the Truckers Pavilion at Papa John Stadium parking lot. Shuttle buses are available between the pavilion and the exhibition halls.

For further information, please contact Bob Hataway at (817) 320-0567 or email

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