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Drivers, carriers asked to step up, help haul to complete loads for Wreaths Across America


Wednesday, November 29, 2017
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Wreaths Across America relies on volunteer carriers and professional truck drivers to transport wreaths to national cemeteries all over the United States, including Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. (The Trucker file photo)
Wreaths Across America relies on volunteer carriers and professional truck drivers to transport wreaths to national cemeteries all over the United States, including Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. (The Trucker file photo)

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — The date is drawing closer and closer for the annual Wreaths Across America Day on December 16 and the Wreaths Across America organization is feeling a capacity crunch and needs professional truck drivers to step up and volunteer to help complete its finals loads.

Here are the specific needs:

  • Maine to St. Louis, cross dock loading December 4-6.
  • Maine to Richland, Mississippi, cross dock loading December 4-6.
  • St. Louis to points West including Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming, loading approximately December 11-13, and
  • Maine to points southeast including Florida and Louisiana, loading approximately December 9-10.

Because of a very generous logistics donation from the National Association of Independent Truckers, NAIT’s insurance partners TransGuard and IAT Insurance Group, fuel assistance is available.

For more information, contact Debbie Sparks at dsparks@wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the organization’s mission to remember, honor and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,300 additional locations in all 50 United States, at sea and abroad.

Some 1,500,000 wreaths were laid at Arlington and 1,200 other locations last year.

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