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Funding and Support for Family of Murdered Trucker Continues

Trucker Michael Boeglin and his wife, Ashley. (Photo from Fox 2 Detroit)

Trucker Michael Boeglin and his wife, Ashley. (Photo from Fox 2 Detroit)

On June 26th 30 year old OTR trucker Michael Boeglin of Ferdinand, Ind. was shot and killed in his truck as he parked at an abandoned building waiting to pick up a load from the nearby ThyssenKrupp steel plant.

The family is trying to pick up the pieces from the devastation of this tragedy, however as you can imagine, it has not been an easy journey so far nor is the road ahead expected to be either.

The trucking community  has since shown its support for the family through a variety of ways, including 3 Funding Options to aid widow Ashley Boeglin and her unborn child.  The family is also registered with CrimeStoppers and funds collected through the options below will also be used for the reward to aid in the capture of these cold blooded murderers of fellow trucker Michael Boeglin.

Please choose one if the options to place your donation, there is NONE too small.
All 3 Options have been verified and approved by the Boeglin Family.

Option 1–  GoFundMe  “Michael and Ashley Boeglin Family Fund”  initiated by  MissyLadyTrucker. The page was created by David Clark along with this message: “Today was close to the toughest day in my Life! Mike was buried today ~ the service was great ~ all of the people were wonderful and very supportive, I just NEVER imagined that WE, the Families and Friends of Mike would EVER have to experience the loss, and the devastation of whatever this is~! I know i’m just not making any kind of sense ~ it’s just so senseless! Thank you for the support ~ but WE have a long way to go for Ashley and the baby ~ please help~!!!!!  ”

Option 2–  Small Business in Transportation Coalition started by James  of SBTC, is calling for donations to be made from companies and individuals within the trucking industry. Mr. Lamb will present the family the collected funds  along with the names ( not amounts) of those who participated in this funding drive.

Options 3–  The German American Bank  Donations can be made by calling 812-367-2288  Ashley Boeglin gave this number out the night of our radio show when we asked her if there was a donation line people could call into.

David Clark and Ashley Boeglin also request that we ALL maintain awareness for the murder of Michael and not allow it to be swept away and forgotten.

They have since spoken with Hope Rivenburg of Jason’s Law and have become strong supporters for more safe truck parking.

The family believes that had the shipper, ThyssenKrupp, allowed Michael to park while he waited to load, this tragedy could have been avoided.

You can listen to the replay of the show with David and Ashley, ” Truck Parking Shortage: Drivers at Risk” below.

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Also, please review the Truck Parking Survey which sheds lights of the dangers truck drivers face because of the serious shortage of safe truck parking.

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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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