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Non-Profit Organization Helps Truckers with Medical Expenses

Jan
19,
2010
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St. Christopher Truckers FundThe St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to professional truck drivers and families of truck drivers,  who have medical problems and can not otherwise afford health care.   According to their site:

“Studies have shown that more than 70% of the 3.2 million professional drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease.   Professional drivers also lack the same access to health that most Americans enjoy.”

On a further note, it has been shown that professional long haul truckers experience a life expectancy rate that is ten years shorter than the average person. Due to the hardships of trucking, professional drivers often face medical expenses that can easily overcome their ability to pay.   St. Christopher provides financial assistance to as many drivers and families as they can through the donations received.

Their Mission Statement:

“SCF helps professional drivers and their families who have financial needs due to medical problems. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment for medical services or prescription drugs, assistance with expenses while recovering from illness and out of work, or negotiating price reductions with insurance companies, medical providers and hospitals.”

Founded by Dave Nemo, host of the Dave Nemo Show (XM Radio Channel 171 – Open Road) and Dr. John McElligott,  the Chairman and Founder of Professional Drivers Medical Depots,  they offer help for those drivers and families of drivers who may be experiencing difficulties in paying medical expenses.

For more information about the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund or to make a donation, please send a letter to:

P.O. Box 30763

Knoxville, TN   37930

Or visit their website . . . Truckers Fund

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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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  3. Patricia Smith

    I need some assistance. I work for USA Truck. I injured myself 9/5/14 and I kept working until I could not stand the pain any longer. I am now at home waiting on WC to start sending me benefits. In the mean time I still have obligations that need to be met. Do you know of any place that could help me until my WC start coming in? I was told they have until 10/17/14 to send in their decision.

    • Allen Smith

      Yes, Call Trucker Lawyers as soon as possible 1800-736-5503 http://truckerlawyers.com/

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      They are one of a select number of A-Rated law firms recognized by Martindale-Hubbell in the field of workers’ compensation and personal injury.

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