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TRUCKING SOLUTIONS GROUP ANNOUNCES DRIVER LED GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING EFFORT TO BRING A MOBILE MAMMOGRAM UNIT TO THE GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW

LAKEWOOD, Colorado, May 13, 2015 – The Trucking Solutions Group announced today a fundraising campaign to raise money to cover the cost of mammograms for those CDL holders attending the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tx. who do not have insurance or can not otherwise afford the $300 screening. The show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Center) on August 27-29, 2015.

The group has organized a health pavilion with the show management that will be offering a variety of FREE health screenings to all drivers and attendees of the show. Part of this effort will be to bring a mobile mammogram unit to be part of the Landstar Fit for the Road Health and Wellness Pavilion. This will be the first time in the history of the trucking industry that this service will be made available. For more information on the health pavilion and a complete listing of available screenings please visit the groups’ website at www.truckingsolutionsgroup.org. or the show’s website at www.truckshow.com.

100% of all funds raised will be applied to the cost of the mammograms. The group is attempting to raise $30,000 to pay for mammograms for those who do not have insurance. Any funds collected above this goal will be donated to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (St. Christopher Fund), a 501C charity whose mission is to help truckers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.

There are two ways to make a donation to this cause:

Make a tax deductible donation to:

St. Christopher Fund – Mammogram
PO Box 30763
Knoxville, Tn. 37930

or

The group has created a fundraising page for the event through gofundme. Those wishing to contribute to this humanitarian effort are asked to visit http://www.gofundme.com/uhzp3s.

The Trucking Solutions Group will be posting the names of contributors on their website, Facebook page as well as on the gofundme donation page.

The Trucking Solutions Group are innovators in the trucking industry working towards personal health and wellness. They were the first to introduce health awareness walks, blood drives and most recently bone marrow donor registration drives to major truck shows in the U.S.

About Trucking Solutions Group

The Trucking Solutions Group began in 2008 for members to share best practices in the trucking industry and assist each other with improving their businesses. The Driver Health Council, a committee within the Group, is dedicated to raising awareness of health issues in the industry. The Council began Health Awareness Walks in 2010, blood drives in 2011 and holds them at various trucking industry conferences and events.

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I have been driving in the trucking industry for 9 years working for a major over the road refrigerated carrier. In "previous lives," I have worked as a police dispatcher while in college for Geology and Sociology, spent time in restaurant kitchens, and spent 9 years in retail electronics. Of all my jobs, I enjoy probably enjoy driving the most, with cooking not far behind. During my time as a driver my weight went up and my health went down. In the last few years I have made the decision to start taking back my health. RoadTestedLiving.com chronicles my story, as well as that of other drivers. It will share tips and tricks that, if they work for professional drivers with limited time, space, and equipment, they should be able to work for anyone. It also allows me to share my passion for the trucking industry, and good food with others. Simply put, Road Tested Living is all about Learning to Live Well from Life's Lessons on the Road.

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