From Wendy Parker, Overdrive:
No one wants to think about the implications of losing a loved one, especially when that loved one may be far away from home when they pass. At once, I don’t think there’s a trucking family in the world who doesn’t bear the concern of their driver not making it home when they leave. It’s a very real possibility, and one a lot of families aren’t prepared for when it happens to them.
Our buddy Robert Palm, founder of Truckersfinalmile.org, meets a lot of people who weren’t prepared. The nonprofit charity raises money to help offset (and more often completely cover) the costs of reuniting deceased, critically ill, or otherwise physically displaced drivers with their families.