Mary McNew of Ashland, Ky., has been driving almost 12 years and was on her way home to celebrate the birthdays of her two grandsons when we met her on March 11.
There are many of you truck drivers out on the road working day and night, yet you go without health insurance, either because you’re an owner-operator and can’t afford it or your company doesn’t provide it, or for some other reason.
Last spring in this column we wrote about how truckers can educate themselves on how to spot victims of human sex trafficking through a Web site, truckersagainsttrafficking.com (TAT for short), which was made possible through the efforts of Chapter 61 Ministries, the Christian Truckers Network, Tenstreet LLC and others.
You spent a couple hundred grand on your rig. You keep it greased and oiled. You keep on top of all the safety features such as lights, brakes and tires. You take the time to keep that baby clean and lookin’ its best. And all this is done to keep that machine runnin’ so you can make a living, right?