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Hard lessons learned in a disaster….

September 11, 2021

By Colleen Goodrich My soon to be former-future-son-in-law went into a natural disaster area and was totally shocked that his ever so considerate future-in-law was right, and the company that he was going in with had zero clues as for what they were getting themselves in for. The suggestions were given… “Want to have something…

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After the Storm…

September 11, 2021

By Colleen Goodrich As I am sitting here waiting for my reload to get home for a family emergency, I have been people watching, and talking to the locals in some of the harder hit areas of Louisiana from hurricane Ida.  Most of the people are thankful for what they have and can not imagine…

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A Semi Truck dripping with rain while helping flood victims

A drivers story of her first disaster relief haul….

September 11, 2021

By Colleen Goodrich Another hurricane, Ida, came in and proceeded to devastate the gulf coast one more time, like these people haven’t had enough water, wind, and flood surge since Katrina seemed to set a new standard for hurricanes that hit the United States. Everyone wants to help and do it in a big way,…

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Where has all the helpers gone?

August 4, 2021

When I started driving about 30 yrs ago, things were different.  Yes, you always hear the old timers say it, “Trucking ain’t what it used to be!”  But what does that mean? Well for starters, we were afforded more flexibility in what we did and how we got it done.  Why?  Well, some would say…

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Meet the Volunteer Series – Trucking with the Schmitts

July 28, 2021

Drivers keep America moving!  That’s been trucking’s moto for years and its no different here! Listen to Lisa and Lee talk about giving back!

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Staying Visible around Trucks on the Road

In the World of Trucking…

April 10, 2021

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

March 28, 2021

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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People sitting in front of pallets of emergency supplies

Preparing Your Donations for Shipping

July 31, 2020

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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children standing in front of rubble

The Effects of Disaster

May 26, 2016

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

The Cost of Disasters

May 24, 2016

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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