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Trucking Solutions Group provides free health screenings at GATS Health Pavilion




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As the trucking industry becomes more aware of the need for improved truck driver health, professional drivers themselves are taking it upon themselves to become more aware and accountable of their health and the inevitable consequences that can result from: poor eating habits and harmful dietary intake, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and maintaining optimal weight.

One group in particular who has stepped up to take the lead when addressing health issues of truck drivers is the Trucking Solutions Group (TSG), led by chairman Rick Ash.  This year they are taking it even one step further by creating the Landstar Health Pavilion at the Great American Trucking Trucking Show (GATS) taking place this Aug 27th-29th in Dallas Texas.

Great American Trucking Shoe

Great American Trucking Show Aug 27th-29th 2015

TSG and and Randall- Reilly ( Owners of GATS) are working closely to provide free health screenings for attendees of this years’ truck show.

Those attending the show will be able to check their height, weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), blood pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol and HDL and kidney function including a consult with medical professionals

In addition there will be diabetes education, nutritional screening, chiropractic nerve assessment, eye acuity testing and the ability to “Ask a Pharmacist”.

Also, for the fifth straight year the Trucking Solutions Group will be conducting its annual blood drive.

Trucking Solutions Group Blood Drive

Trucking Solutions Group Blood Drive

Make It Happen USA will also be joining TSG and the Health Pavilion, conducting their bone marrow donor registration drive.

For the first time at a major trucking show there will be a mobile mammogram unit to provide mammograms for those wishing to avail themselves of this valuable screening.



Make It Happen USA  stem-cell/bone marrow registry

Make It Happen USA
stem-cell/bone marrow registry

On May 13, 2015 the Trucking Solutions Group announced the creation of a driver led grassroots effort to raise money to fund mammograms for CDL holders attending this years’ Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tx. who do not have insurance. The cost of each mammogram is $300 and the group is accepting donations of any denomination. Those desiring to donate can do so in two ways:




1) The group has created a fundraising page GATS Mammogram Fundraiser for the event through GoFundMe.

GATS Mammogram

Mammogram Can Be A Life Saver Courtesy

Those who desire to contribute to this humanitarian effort are asked to visit the page by clicking on the above links. There is no minimum donation, ALL donations are appreciated.
2) St. Christopher Fund – Mammogram
PO Box 30763
Knoxville, Tn. 37930

As time draws near, we anticipate sharing the Health Pavilion Schedule as it becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you at GATS and the Health Pavilion.


© 2015, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  1. Paige

    I’m glad to hear people are taking initiative to make sure truck drivers are staying healthy. I hope truckers will take advantage of this opportunity. Thanks for sharing the info!

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