In the World of Trucking…

Staying Visible around Trucks on the Road

The end to another week.. and most drivers are still at it. I’m taking a break before I head back out to make a haul to Missouri and back and I wanted to say thank you to all the amazing people I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with this last week or so. Thank you…

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Reflections on a Day in Disaster

Pig with a flower crown

As I am driving over the road, I have a lot of free time to just think about what exactly am I going to write about this week. Usually TWRTS likes to stay safety oriented, fun, or informative… today is a rare occasion for us. Yesterday my employer asked me to find a potential place…

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Preparing Your Donations for Shipping

People sitting in front of pallets of emergency supplies

You have worked hard, and you have collected ALOT of donated supplies to distribute to the disaster victims who need it… Now comes the next step… Preparing it all for shipping to location for distribution! Should be easy, right? Just stack it up on a pallet and call Trucks With Room, right? Not so fast……

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The Effects of Disaster

children standing in front of rubble

According to a report from Lynne M. Borden,Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, The University of Arizona, To understand disasters, it helps to consider the types that exist, the duration of the disaster, and whether the disaster is natural or human-made. Each of these factors greatly influences the degree of stress that is felt within a…

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The Cost of Disasters

Rubble left in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael is pictured in Mexico Beach

Dangerous environmental disasters put millions of people at risk every year. Events that can range from floods to tornadoes are known to devastate entire cities and landscapes, and often leave people to fend for themselves for days, or even weeks or longer. In particularly high-risk zones, many people have to cope with loss on a…

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