Despite the recent freight slowdown in some parts of the trucking sector, owner-operators and company drivers alike dug in deep to pull out yet another record-breaking auction for the St. Christopher’s Truckers’ Relief Fund at the TA Petro Truck Parking Community, which serves the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.
The event featured entertainment by country legend Leon Everette, who was backed by perennial favorites The Stone Creek Four. Other appearances included those made by trucker-songwriters Tony Justice, Bill Weaver, last year’s Trucker Talent Search winner Mandi Jo Pinheiro, this year’s winner Taylor Barker, Ken Freeman (a TTS finalist this year) and past finalists Terrance Mathis and Brad James.
The roster of sponsors for the annual shindig continued to grow with the ongoing support of Illinois-based Heniff Transportation, as well as new additions in the RoadPro Family of Brands, Southern Recipe, Progressive Commercial Insurance and Rightload.com.
There was an interesting addition to this year’s soiree you may have heard a little about: a dunk tank provided by retired owner-op Rick Ash, with all proceeds going to the charity. The list of dunk-ees included trucking luminaries such as St. Christopher’s own Shannon Herron Currier , Sirius XM Radio personality K.C. Phillips, and the aforementioned Tony Justice.
Total earnings for the event came to nearly $21K.
Read more (or watch a video of the dunk tank) here at overdriveonline.com.