TA Kicks Off Round Up Campaign for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

Last year’s campaign raised over $120,000.

May 23, 2024

TravelCenters of America is once again launching its annual round up campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF). From May 24 to July 31, customers can round up their purchase to the nearest dollar, and the extra change will directly benefit professional truck drivers out of work due to illness or injury.

Last year, the round up campaign raised over $120,000. Since 2010, TA has raised more than $3 million for the organization. In addition to helping drivers facing financial hardship, SCF offers several other benefits for the professional driver community, including tobacco cessation programs, health and wellness guidance, free vaccines and preventive cancer screening tests, said TA.

“This organization is an invaluable safety net for professional drivers when they’re experiencing a difficult time in their life,” said Debi Boffa, TravelCenters CEO. “We are grateful to our generous guests who recognize the value SCF brings to these incredibly hard-working men and women during their time of need.”

TA is also committed to trucker safety and improving the work experience for truckers, especially female employees. In March, the organization announced its new initiatives aimed at increasing site safety for guests and team members, highlighting the unique challenges faced by female drivers. The company’s new campaign, “Inspire Inclusion,” focuses on “understanding and valuing women’s experiences and viewpoints, in an effort to create positive industry change,” the company said in a press release.

The company also started a Women’s Safety Advisory Group to bring together trucking industry members to discuss safety enhancements from female perspectives.

Earlier this month, TravelCenters of America Retail Operations Support Vice President Debbie Shelton embarked on a weeklong trucking road trip with Violet Helferich from ACE Doran Hauling & Rigging Co., a division of the Bennett Family of Companies, to gain firsthand insight into life on the road as part of the company’s mission to elevate safety standards at its sites.