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Trucking Solutions Group assisting in NEW life saving registry drive at GATS



The Trucking Solutions Group (TSG) will once again be busy at the Great American Trucking Show this year. The show is being held on August 21-23, 2014 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Center).

TSG Annual Blood Drive at GATS

TSG Annual Blood Drive at GATS


Trucking Solutions Group Health Awareness Walk

Trucking Solutions Group Health Awareness Walk

The  TSG group will be holding its annual blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross in booth #5057 on all three days. No appointment is necessary.





Also, once again TSG will be conducting their annual Health Awareness Walk on Saturday morning at 9 am. This year the group is going to walk over to Dealey Plaza, location of the former Texas Book Depository building from which President John F. Kennedy was shot.

Bone Marrow donors are needed desperately to help save the lives of those suffering from leukemia and other blood cancers.

This year The Trucking Solutions Group is also partnering with Make It Happen USA , a bone marrow donor registry organization. TSG will assist Make It Happen USA in increasing the number of people registered in the national bone marrow donor registry.


Make It Happen USA, partnered with Delete Blood Cancer, has a simple goal. To recruit more individuals to become registered donors.

Make It Happen USA, partnered with Delete Blood Cancer, has a simple goal. To recruit more individuals to become registered donors.

Registration will  take place in the Trucking Solutions Group booth #5057. Fill out a form and have your mouth swabbed, which will be used to detect a possible match in the database of needed stem cell or bone marrow donors.


Ethnicity and heritage are very important factors. Patients are most likely to match someone of similar ethnicity or heritage. Potential donors with diverse ethnic heritage are severely lacking on the registry. Adding more ethnically diverse members increases the likelihood that all patients will find a lifesaving match.

How do I become a bone marrow donor?

The first step to becoming a bone marrow donor is to register.

Only 2% of the US population is part of the registry. Every 3 minutes a child or adult is diagnosed with a blood cancer. It’s quick, easy, painless and free!
A registration form, some education and a mouth swab. And it can all be done at the TSG booth!  5057

If you can not make it to GATS feel free to contact Tom Kyrk at to find out how to get your FREE kit to do at home. This great service they are willing to offer drivers who can not make the event.

Great American Truck Show Hours:
Thursday August 21- 12pm-5
Friday    August 22- 10 am-5 pm Saturday. August 23- 10 am-5 pm

Make It Happen USA
25761 E. Orchard Dr.
Aurora, CO 80016 Phone: 303.667.6657

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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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2 Responses to Trucking Solutions Group assisting in NEW life saving registry drive at GATS. - Post a Comment

  1. Amy N.

    Allen, Thanks for sharing this update on the Trucking Solutions Group at GATS. I plan to participate in the bone marrow database build. I appreciate Rick Ash and all the efforts to enlist and encourage truckers to participate in these life saving activities. Best, Amy

    • Allen Smith

      Thanks Amy. The demand for bone marrow donors is one of the realities that require so much more awareness. When TSG contacted us we had no idea there was such an alarming need. Leave it to Rick Ash and the Trucking Solutions Group to create this vital exposure. With awareness comes involvement and we are hoping that this becomes one of those needs that people like yourself and ATBS become involved in. Although we can not attend this year, we spoke to Tom Kyrk of TSG who will also be there. He will be sending a kit for us here in Florida.

      To everyone who would like to participate in this desperately needed drive but cannot make it to GATS, please contact Tom Kyrk at to find out how to get your FREE kit delivered to your home.

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