We are truly grateful and amazed of what truckers last mile has done for our Son and family. Our Son was involved in a tragic truck accident while he was on the job in New Mexico and was called home to God. I started to call funeral places in New Mexico and was astonished at the cost just to get him home. I received information from my Dad's friend about truckers last mile. I spoke to the Founder Robert Palm who was so gracious and consoling to our family. He told me, "we are family Raul and that we are going to help you get your son home." When I spoke to the funeral home in New Mexico a couple of weeks later they said everything had been paid for by truckers last mile. We could not believe it and we were so blown away at their generous gift to our family. We are truly grateful for this non-profit organization. I told Robert thank you so much and that words cannot express our gratitude. I'm forever touched by them and I have become a lifetime donor. Also to, I recently received a $500 hundred dollar investment fund from the company benefiting our Grandaughter. I can't thank truckers last mile enough!
They really helped my family in the time of need. My sister husband passed away in California and we need to get him home to Michigan. They stepped up and help us make it happen. I can not thank them enough for helping my family. They also only contact me so my sister didn’t have to deal with everything. I really definitely get the word out about this organization. Thank you so much.
I was hospitalized in California for 4 months with diverticulitis. Between truckers final mile and Robert Palm and John Scism they checked with y friend every day. I made it threw 7 surgeries and had to learn to walk again. Robert and Truckers final mile was right there with me thru it. Thank you Robert
Truckers Final Mile was a blessing to our family in our time of need. My dad recently passed away while on the road and Truckers Final Mile helped us get him home quickly. We are so very grateful to this organization for their care and concern for truckers and their families.
The only thing that I could possibly find fault with is organization is that there isn't a 10 star review option.
When our son passed in New Mexico on Sept 14 2020 we had no idea what to do to get him home. Truckersfinalmile was a Godsend. This organization stepped up immediately, cut through red tape, made sure all bases were covered, and flew our baby home. There are no words to express our appreciation... Thank you isn't enough. We lost a son, but found that there are still loving and caring people out there. Robert and staff...we salute you.
My father in law, John Robinson passed away in his rig July 13th and was found on the 15th at a Pilot in Hampton New Jersey of a heart attack.
This organization was the reason we were able to bring John home. They were kind, generous, and quick. They just needed a few questions asked and they were already on the phone with our funeral home.
Losing John over the road was traumatic for the entire family but the support from truckers final mile made it a little easier to bare. I would recommend this organization to anyone anytime who has a big rig driving family. Thank you so much.
My father was found deceased in his rig on july 13th in Barstow California at a Loves truckstop along with his faithful companion dog AL by his this amazing organization helped to track down where AL waa taken after the coroner took my father away and they helped to have AL cremated and shipped to me so i could bury him with my father and they also did everything they could to help assist in bringing my father home. They have also reached out often offering words of support and encouragement and condolences. They are definitely an amazing organization and one that i have donated to and will gladly donate to again in the future and i would highly recommend and have recommended to people to donate to.
William J. Adkins was born on 1.31.59. He went home on 6.18.2020 while in Phoenix, AZ. He has been a truck driver most of his life. He loved being behind the wheel. On June 12th he had a cardic arrest and was taken to the hospital. He then was put on life support for 6 days. He was taken off life support on 6.17.2020 and passed on 6.18.2020 at 0644.
The truckersfinalmile.org was contacted by my dad's employer. This organization is amazing. They helped with the travel expenses to get my dad by to his family in Oklahoma.
I am Amanda; the daughter of William. I have been able to help raise money for this organization to help other trucker who have suffered from a illness, and who has passed to get back to thier loved ones. If you have a loved one who is a truck driver please consider donating to this organization. I know I will be give to them. They gave us so much. Thank you again!! God bless you all.
My dad passed away unexpectedly on January 11th in Washington state. Our family didn't have the means to get Dad home to Wisconsin, so we reached out to truckers final mile. They shared dad's story, and dad was able to be home within a few days for his funeral. Because of the generosity and kindness of this organization, a difficult time for my family was made a bit easier. Not only through monetary means, but words of sympathy, prayers, and love from followers of truckers final mile. This is a wonderful organization that I believe in, and will support any time I can! Anyone reading this, please help out our fellow truckers and their families by donating, or simply leaving kind words of encouragement. As I said...it helped us get through, other families may need it too. THANK YOU to truckers final mile!!
Amazing people. Worked quickly to get my husband home when he had his appendix removed.
this organization was / is wonderful. The death of my son while on the road was shocking, painful and totally unexpected. Truckers ( as I have come up call them) was gentle with their guidance. Very professional and basically held my hand as I walked through this trauma. Every email, every phone call, every post I made to Robert was answered in very short order. As busy as he was he never rushed me through anything. He took charge of what was needed. God bless this organization, God bless this man.
I am proud to be a board member of Truickersfinalmile.org. This charity really helps the Trucking community in. many ways in the time of family crisis. Not only getting a deceased driver home to their family and will get family to driver if in hosp8 with major disability.The charity does much more see the website for more
Great organization! Thank you so much for doing what you do for the trucking industry.
Back in October last year I was driving my truck in California when the road on state hwy 58 was flooded real bad. My truck was totally washed away in mud and would needed to be in the shop for three to five weeks for repairs from so much mud and water damage. I called and Robert said they would see what they could do to help and in like one hour he had a taxi at the church where me and some other people had to be exvacuated to and after that got me a bus ticket home to Amarillo. I did not know what I would have done cause I had no paycheck that week and I had no money to get home while I waited on my truck repair and no where to go and it was real good what Robert did for me to get home.
Early one morning a state trooper rang my doorbell with the worst news ever, my 27 year old son killed in an accident while In Texas. I was paralyzed with disbelief. We didn’t know what to do, until someone told us about truckersfinalmile.
Mr. Robert Palm answered the phone and helped us get our son home to Florida ...... no hassle.... no back and forth........he was so kind and reassuring. I don’t know what we would have done without him and this organization.
My family want to say THANK YOU again from the bottom of our hearts may God continue to bless you and everyone that has suffered a loss.
While on the phone with Harold, my husband of 24 years, he had a massive heart attack while he was on the road in Meridian, Mississippi. I didn’t know who to call, because I didn’t have any money to bring him home, and the insurance he had was not a policy that would promise any repayment to the funeral home that would handle his arrangements. I thank God for Truckers Final Mile and Robert. He told my husband’s story on the website to their network of truckers, and got in contact with the funeral home so I could bring Harold back to be laid to rest, and help our family have some peace of mind throughout this ordeal. I now donate to this organization, and I am planning to have a fundraiser every year for them on Harold’s Birthday in his honor. I would recommend this organization many times over.
My dad unexpectantly died while driving trucks in California. He died in the hospital a few days after checking himself in. This hit us like a train because we didn't know that he had a heart infection and it was too late to save him. We live in Arkansas and we knew that transporting his body back home was going to be a struggle on top of everything else. I'm a college student so there wasn't much I could do financially to help my mama cover the expenses of the funeral and everything in between. I stayed up all night trying to find an organization to help us in this time of grief. I came across the truckers final mile organization and sent Mr. Robert Palm an email explaining our situation. Where most organizations took days to contact me back, I got a response from Mr. Robert a few hours later that night. The next day he called to express his condolences and that he would do his best to raise money for us to fly his body home. He called almost every day to update us on his progress and to ensure us that he would do the best he could to help my family and me. A week later the funeral director informed us that Mr. Robert's organization covered a great amount of the traveling expenses. We are forever grateful for this organization for helping us during one of the hardest moment of our lives. No words can describe how blessed my family and I feel after receiving this help. I definitely recommend this nonprofit organization for truckers and their families during times of need! If I could give a rating higher than a five, I definitely would.
This organization was amazing in a very difficult time. Something that people do not think about often is what happens when a loved one passes while working as a long-haul trucker. I know my family hadn't.
If it were not for Robert and his amazing team, we would have been lost. My father passed while trucking in Wisconsin, we are from Canada. Not only were we dealing with this sudden news, but the unexpected costs of him passing in the USA. Trying to figure out insurance policies and procedures was a hassle (it usually is), but Robert and his team took care of all the details in the mean time. They looked into funeral homes, cremation options and took care of all the little fees that needed to be done.
If it were not for truckersfinalmile.org, the process of repatriating my fathers remains would not have been possible and for that were are incredibly grateful.
Would highly recommend any support to this organization, as the relief it provides families when you don't think you have any options is incredible.
Without this organization I don't know what my family and I would have done. My father in law was from Indiana and passed away in TN after a stroke. He had been a truck driver for 40+ years. He had no health or life insurance and had been in the hospital for over a week after aassive stroke. My husband and his brother were responsible for the cost of getting him home and the burial. There was no insurance, no estate, nothing to help us. Out of desperation, hope and prayer, I reached out to truckersfinalmile.org. I sent an all explaining our situation and wanting to get my father in law home and I think it was the next day that they called and explained how everything works. The next few days were hectic, trying to contact everyone, plan his burial, come up with the money for it and also trying to figure out how we would get him back home to us. I was literally sitting in my car at the funeral home feeling very defeated when my phone rang. I couldn't even believe what I was hearing. Truckersfinmile.org was covering the cost of getting him home! I had been so busy and worried that I hadn't had time to let myself cry. Hearing the kindness of what this organization did for us, the gratitude that I felt, it was the first time I cried since he had passed. I will never forget what they did for us and will be grateful for the rest of my life. I can never thank them enough.
There isn't enough words in this world to describe what an awesome job Robert and this wonderful organization did for my late husband and me. We drove team for 12 years and shared many amazing memories of this beautiful county and many foreign countries too.
Then on Friday July 13, 2018 while we were at a truck stop in California, my husband passed away the same way his father did, at peace, enjoying life and in his truck. He left behind many broken hearts and friends that just couldn't believe he was gone. At the age of 53 he never thought it would happen to him because he was so young. Yes we did talk about the what if's but never about the what if it happened on the road.
That faithful morning he left me with no life insurance and very little savings. I had some wonderful friends that took over helping me and making sure that I was okay. One of my friends suggested that I contact "Truckers Final Mile" to see if there was anything they could do to help me. I emailed Robert and he contacted me right away. He helped by talking with the 2 funeral homes and made all the arrangements for seeing that my hubby made it home to his family. This included the transportation to the airport, the flight to Tennessee, and the transportation to the funeral home.
Most organizations would have said that their part was done in this matter. Not Robert, he called me several times to check on me. Just to say "Hi, I'm thinking of you today, " or "how's it going". He has a heart that is bigger than Texas and don't want anyone to feel they are all alone in their struggle to survive a death of a loved one. Robert even called me around the December Holidays just to make sure that everything was going fine and that I was taking steps to get back on my feet again.
Truckers Final Mile is an awesome organization filled with love and a listening ear. They always have a helping hand stretched out to lift you up when you are hitting bottom. Thank you Truckers Final Mile and Thank you Robert, I don't know what I would have done without you.
My father became ill while out on the road in New Mexico and was hospitalized. My mother and I traveled to be with him while he was In the hospital, but needed help with funds to transport him from New Mexico back home. Truckersfinalmile stepped up and provided not only funds for my dad's plane ticket, but funds to fly me out to New Mexico and back so he wouldn't have to travel home alone. We are eternally grateful to the generosity and help truckersfinalmile provided our family!
My Father, Clay V Burns, suddenly passed away on May 12, 2018 in California. We are from Oklahoma and were at a loss with the devastating news. With no life insurance I had no idea how to get my Father home so we could lay him to rest when I was given the information about Truckers Final Mile. I was raised in a trucking family but had never herd of this. From the moment I got in contact with Robert, I was treated like my Father was family. They took care of everything for my family and I, and helped me through the process of getting my Father home. It's not easy to make arrangements for the loss of a loved one, but it's even harder when they are across the country from home and the funeral home doesn't care what your going through to point where they laugh and hang up on you. It didn't matter what time I called or how upset I was, Robert was there for me. I can't explain the impact this Charity has made in my life. I've never met a group of people that help with nothing gained to themselves. It was a blessing to me when the feeling of hopelessness was over taking me. This is amazing Charity and group of people that I will never forget.
Truckersfinalmile.org is the only organization of its kind.
Truck drivers criss-cross America's highways 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year moving the products we consume. More often than not drivers can be hundreds if not thousands of miles from home. When tragedy strikes, sometimes including death, families are left to incur the unexpected expense of getting their driver home.
Robert Palm, founder of truckersfinalmile.org, has worked with families to arrange transportation for a driver's "final mile". I personally know of one driver who's remains were personally delivered to his family from hundreds of miles away. I just can't put something as emotional as that into too many words except to say that unless you, a family member or someone close to you is an Over The Road truck driver chances are you don't give them much thought. Hopefully, after reading this you will.
We thank the so much for what they have done for our family. it really was a huge relieve having there help! They are a wonderful company with much compassion and love for helping trucker families like us.
My husband, and otr driver, had taken a load to Maine and while there suffered several strokes. Me and my parents went to be with him from our home in east Tennessee. I can't express enough gratitude to Robert and truckersfinalmile.org for helping us with lodging while we were there with him!! He was moved to a hospital close to home. And now to a rehab facility to recover. We're still taking one day at a time, as he still can't swallow, speak, or use his right side. We know and believe God can do many things! And that is our prayer. Again I can't thank truckers final mile enough for their care and support during this difficult time in our lives.
On 1/18 of this year My 59 year old brother passed away from the flu while making a delivery.
It was complicated as my brother was in Utah, lived in Phoenix and his next of kin Our mother was in Oregon.
our mother is 80 years old had 9 children and had never suffered the loss of a child we were all quite concerned we would lose her during this difficult time.
I reached out to truckersfinalmile.org and Robert reached out within a very short time asked us for all of the necessary information and told us he would help us with getting my brother home to us.
not only did they help with the cremation they assisted in getting my sister a flight to Utah to view him and escort his remains home.
during this process Robert listened and helped accommodate several schedule changes even a last minute flight change so that my sister could return early to care for our ill mom.
He arranged for my brothers ashes to be presented to our mom by the Patriot Guard along with an American Flag as my brother was a retired Army serviceman.
we were treated with respect caring and always with the utmost dignity throughout.
We are so grateful.
My step father has been in the hospital since December 14th. He went in with the flu and pneumonia. After several complications he has made his way to rehab. In order for him to come home we need a wheelchair ramp due to him having right leg paralysis. My step father is the only income so now there is no income and I myself am limited with what I can do because I have my own home and bills. I reached out to another organization who put me in contact with truckersfinalmile.org and with in mins Mr. Robert Palm had called me to find out what was going on. I explained everything and with in a hour he had already had plan A set in place for a ramp. He then reached put to local media in my area and our story was out. We had another organization Ray of Hope Wheelchair Ramps offer to build the ramp. Mr. Palm was able to get the lumber we needed in within 2 weeks we had the ramp built. My family and myself are completely great full to Mr. Palm at a truckersfinalmile.org. His organization is completely amazing and we will for ever be great full for what he did for my step father. We are hoping to bring him home the 21st of February. Thanks again truckersfinalmile.org! !!
There is not enough good that can be said about TruckersFinalMile.org. Helping families who are dealing with emotions of heartache and sorrow because of the loss of a loved one that is away from home and there is no help from any source to get them home. Because of this wonderful charity people in this situation can have some comfort when they really need it by knowing there is a way they can get their loved one home one last time. I support this charity and urge others to please donate.
Such an incredible organization! They do so much good for people in true need! When you lose a loved one, the last thing you want to do is worry about finances or logistics. This group steps in and helps in a desperate time of need! So impressed!
Truly an amazing organization with such heart behind it. I work as part of a company who transports bodies all over the world when someone has passed away and I can tell you personally that working with this group has been nothing but full passion and compassion for families and the drivers. Robert has an enormous heart for this cause and I hope to see nothing but success while he touches the lives of those in need during the worst hours of their lives.
On August 28,2017 I got that call that nobody ever wants to get. Parents to 6 and grandparents to 7 it happen so fast . we never planned for any of this to happen. I was lost,confused, heartbroken, and in shock..what was I going to do? My husband was 492 miles from home and I couldn't get to him. I was lost on how I was going to get him home. I remembered stories I had read when I was on the road with my husband and I went searching. I came across truckersfinalmile.org. I sent a message in hopes of a quick response because I wanted my husband home. And it wasn't even an hour later Mr. Robert Palm called me. He listened with all his heart, he was patient to my heart break, he let me cry to him as if I was his little sister. He told me everything would be OK that he would get my husband home to me. He called every chance he could to update me on how things were going, what was being done, how they were being done. Consoling me, and making sure I was OK. All this while working his own schedule to provide for his family. He made a promise and kept it. There was no help of any kind from my husbands company. I owe truckerfinalmile.org and all who donate to truckersfinalmile.org a ..well I can't thank you guys enough. Had it not been for the love of others to donate, my husband would still be waiting to get home. God sends angels for special reasons. I will always be grateful to you this organization.
I am not a trucker or a trucker's spouse but I learned about the organization from Facebook and was able to contact Robert Palm to chat with him about the organization. Since then I would have to say it's been a few years now. We keep in regular contact via chat and Facebook, Robert and truckersfinalmile.org helped a family that lived in another state when their beloved trucker was brutally murdered here in Sumner , Washington. Robert and I had constant contact during the initial months , since I live in Spanaway, Washington and the scene was not too far from me, I hung flyers to get the word out and talked to some truckers to help try and solve this awful crime. Robert was always there for me to talk to get other information to pass along. I have seen the need grow more and more for help for the truckers and their families in the difficult times that they get faced with. Robert and the organization cares a lot about the dignity of getting the trucker home to be with his/ her family and they will do what it takes to make sure the family doesn't have to worry about anything. Even in my job , I am around truckers all day. I pass the information along to the truck drivers I come across as they are headed out of state to do deliveries. I recommend that people go to the website truckersfinalmile.org or look at their Facebook page and see the truckers that they have helped, this is a true blessing for truckers and their families in the time of need. Please Donate to help.......remember it could be a family member that might need help.
I learned about Robert and truckersfinalmile.org last year. I have friends that are in the trucking industry and when I saw on Facebook about this organization, I started to tell everyone. I have been in contact with Robert alot since then and getting to word out in my area.
Just a few weeks ago we had a trucker that was murdered in Sumner, Washington. I have helped pass out flyers in my area where the crime happened and at another truck stop in another city called Fife. I was able to talk to truckers with the information that Robert has taught me about what he does. Robert and the others that work hard for us and help those in the trucking community and their families, is an awesome group of people. This organization helps families that need to bring their loved ones home from passing on the road doing what they love .
My husband passed away unexpectedly in august while on a run...we had alot of hiccups as we are canadian and he passed in california itnwas a nightmare...but robert stepped up immediately to start helping my son and i and we were greatful. Truckersfinalmile.org is a light through so many peoples darkness. I cannot thank them enough for all they did to help my son and I with our loss. Thank you so much. What an amazing cause.
We are still receiving emotional support from this amazing organization 4 months later. We could not be more grateful to robert palm and this wonderful organization
My husband of 25 years, Max Word, an IC OTR driver passed suddenly, one day after making it home for our only daughter's high school graduation, in Panther truck, on May 20th. I fell to total shock, life insurance less than 2 years old, and I'm on fuxed income. Robert Palm and this organization was straight outta Heaven, a Godsend. They were going to get my husband home to GA; yet had to face unseen challenges from other persons & companies, that I wasn't prepared for. Thanks to God for sending Mr.Palm and this organization, at a time when our daughter and I had no one, we had Mr.Robert there making phone calls to people he's acquainted with, so that could have some resemblance of a service for my husband, and to be able to bring him home. He made himself available on the phone explicitly telling me anytime call if needed. I'll tell anyone tell day I draw my last, that I'm so thankful to God for giving us Mr.Palm and this organization, I couldn't of made it thru without all the help that's came from you. Thank you for all you do, may God continue to guide and protect you, just as you've done for my family. A thank you and a review will never begin to express my gratitude to you.
Judith and Kasey Word
Long Beach, Mississippi
My uncle unexpectedly passed away while on the job as a truck driver. He was 700 miles away from home. My uncle didn't have the financial means or insurance for us to bring him home for a proper burial.
We heard about truckersfinalmile.org from a friend and fellow trucker. I called truckersfinalmile.org a Sunday afternoon (didn't expect anyone to answer) I can't believe how willing and hard they worked to help us raise money to get my uncle home. Some who they never even met!!
I can't thank truckersfinalmile.org enough for all that they did for my Uncle and Our family.
My husband came home for Thanksgiving and had to leave out on Saturday to deliver his load in CA for Monday. He delivered and was suoosed to pick up his new load at 3am Tuesday morning. He shut down and had leftovers I had packed him from thanksgiving. I called him and he said he wasent feeling well and thought he got food poisoning. He was vomiting and couldent see straight and had vertigo. It got to the point that I told him to call 911. Off to the hospital. He had had a stroke. I had to fly out to Fresno ASAP and he was on life support for 6 days. And was in the hospital for 15 days. He is doing much better. Thanks to truckersfinalmile.org they paid for my stay while I was there and also helped me get him home! I don't know what I would have done without the help. He still is recovering but doing awesome!! Thanks so much. Please help this amazing charity by donating people need this help when our love ones travel and we ate not able to get to them or get them home.
When my husband had a stroke out on the road, I asked Truckers final mile for help in getting my husband brought back home. They worked very hard to raise the money needed for the transportation. I appreciate all they have done to help our family.
On March 7, 2017, I spoke with my husband right before 9am, right around 11am, my husband was found deceased in his truck. We live in NC, my husband, a long haul driver was in Indiana at a truck stop. Shocked, confused, alone, I had no idea what to do. A friend told me about truckersfinalmile and gave me a phone number to contact them. With the briefest of information they too the ball and ran with it. I was told if I needed anything, had any questions, just wanted to talk, to call them. I had no problems getting in touch with them, if they were unable to talk, my call was returned as soon as they were able. All my questions were readily answered, anything I needed to do was fully explained in ways that there was no confusion. With him being out of state, there was a lot of paperwork, a lot of red tape and the needs for signatures. It took 10 days due to all of that, but once the last signature was in place, plane reservations were made and the schedule was sent to me. His body was respectfully flown from Illinois to Texas and from Texas to Charlotte. The mortuary service had someone pick him up from the airport and delivery him to the funeral home who was expecting his body. They even called me to make sure that everything was okay. My hope is that no one ever has to deal with anything such as the loss of a loved one so far away, I am thankful that groups such as this and especially this one, is there should the need arise.
Robert and his team did an absolutely amazing job getting my father in law home after an unfortunate circumstance.
They were able to give our family some peace during this time of grief and sadness, and for that we'll always be thankful and grateful!
I recently lost my mom in October, in a tragic accident while she was on the job. This was in my last semester of my Bachelors degree, all of my capstone classes were winding down, and I was to graduate in December. I am 24 years old, and never imagined I would have to handle my mom so early in my life. I'm not sure how I would've gotten through such a hard time in my life without Robert from Truckers final mile reaching out to me. I was overwhelmed with emotions, and he stopped at nothing to ensure that they were family helping family. I truly appreciate all this organization has done for me.
My father n law had a heart attack the 23rd of September and they helped us get him home and our self home. Very great person and very nice
This is an AMAZING nonprofit charity. My husband recently passed away in Pennsylvania in his truck while under a load, no insurance and no way to carry out his final wishes of being cremated. I contacted truckersfinalmile.org and they took care of everything including the travel expenses for my son to drive to Pennsylvania to pick up my husbands remains and take him back home to Ohio. I don't know what we would've done without the help of truckersfinalmile.org.
I know that we were not prepared for anything like this to happen and I thank GOD everyday that truckersfinalmile.org was there to help us in our time of crisis.
I love what this charity's mission is...to maintain dignity and respect for the North American Truck Driver. It is good to see everyday people that work in this industry stepping up to help families affected by tragedy. The positive attitude displayed by all that are helping each case is AMAZING!!!
I have found there is many need for this. I am always making donation to help Robert to get truckers home whenever I can. Sometimes not to much sometimes but I wish I had more to. This is vry good service for truck drivers and is very good service for family of truck driver who need help when something bad happen on highway to get the trck driver home. I donate when I can to help.
As driver's wife I always worry what will happen if he were hurt again but this time far from home. My husband was injured after loading at a steel mill in OH in 2000. He was alone at the mill and compound fractured his jaw in 2 places. By the grace of God he was only 3 hours from our home. After surgery and having his jaw wired shut for 16 weeks he was healthy enough to go back on the road. If it had happened then I don't know what we would have done. I watch as Truckersfinalmile.org makes it possible for these families to breath a little easier during a tragedy know g someone is there to help get their family home after injury or death. I appreciate having that piece of mind.
The day that my brother Ken past away on the road. My wife went to the Facebook and asked other truckers if there was a group out there that could helps with pay some of the cost to bring the driver home that has past away on the road. The drivers told her 10 time to call Robert and she did call him for help. We told him that Ken did not have any life insurance for him. Ken was sick for 2 or 3 weeks before that. If any one call him at all hours of the day he would answer his phone to help out.
This guy has a good heart that would take his shirt off of his back to give it to any one that he does not know. He is a godsend to help for family when they need with a helping hand.
Thanks from the Evans Family
I have been a board member of truckersfinalmile.org since the beginning. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this unique organization. Not only do we help the drivers that have passed over the road, but in doing so provide comfort and security to the loved ones left behind.
On 2/5/16 my ex-husband and father of my children passed away unexpectedly in Georgia. (He apparently died in his sleep.) A friend suggested I contact an organization called Truckers Final Mile about bringing him back home. On Saturday, 2/6/16 at 5:30 am, I went to the website and sent an email explaining the situation and asking if there was anything they could do to help. Within 10 minutes Robert responded to my email asking for my phone number so he could call me. He called at 10:30 am--he's a trucker himself, so he called when he had a break. For the next two weeks, he kept me informed of the progress. He kept in touch with the funeral home, the trucking company Moe drove for, the medical examiner in Georgia, and me. He was able to get funding to pay for the cremation in Georgia and arrange for a trucker to transport Moe's ashes from there to the Finger Lakes in New York. Truckers Final Mile, and Robert specifically, made a terribly difficult time less stressful for all of us.
January 7th, 2016. My father Walter J. Greggs III passed away while driving his truck in Texas due to a heart attack. I was lost and confused, not knowing how to get him home. A close friend of mine who is also a trucker gave me the phone number to this organization Truckersfinalmile.org
I was at my wits end, having received the run around from Veterans Affairs and every funeral home my family had called. No one would talk to us without at least $2500.00 in hand, until I spoke with Robert from the organization.
Two hours after my initial conversation with Robert, he called me back and already had the ball rolling, absorbing an immense amount of the pressure my family was experiencing. Having already made the proper phone calls, Truckersfinalmile.org had made the arrangements for my fathers cremation after receiving a generous donation from my fathers employer. Their generosity doesn't stop here, refusing to have a Viet Nam war veteran shipped in the US mail, Robert's wonderful wife Janine and two son's drove to my front door and hand delivered my Father's remains. His son wore his Air Force uniform, and presented me the remains and memorial army flag, I can see my father saluting him for such a kind act.
My gratitude for this non-profit, can't be put into words. They are wonderful people, I just hope one day I will find someway to repay their kindness.
Walter Jay Greggs IV
On December 20, 2015 my husband. "Tex" Christopher Lowe was found deceased in the cab of his truck. He had just signed on as a lease/operator for a major carrier. We had no income to speak of as well as no savings or Insurance. The company he leased on with had a policy to wait 90 days until any death benefits would kick in. Tex lived a very simple life. He had no personal Insurance to cover any kind of funerary costs. I am disabled with a child on a fixed income. As his spouse I was obligated by law and to my husband to see through his final wishes of cremation. I did not have any means financially to proceed with his request. I found truckers final mile.org on Facebook. Robert contacted me immediately upon receiving my message. He worked diligently to raise the funds to pay for my husband's cremation. He even got the carrier to donate to the Fund. Robert and truckers final Mile. Org are a wonderful organization. They blessed me by helping me through this difficult time. I cannot say enough positive things about this group. If anyone is in need in the Trucking community, this organization will stand up and fight for your rights. I am thankful that they are out there for us. God bless you Robert. What you did for us is truly a selfless thing.
on june12th 2015 Ronald smith was found to be deceased by his girlfriend in his truck at 330am in the morning. in a state of shock and not knowing what to do I got on a truckers sight and was told to contact truckers final mile. which I did. this man was 49 yrs old and no one expected this needless to say. Robert was very compassionate and concerned. him and Jennifer went to work helping us with the bill at the funeral home. If it hadnt been for this great organization I just don't know what we would have done. again I say from the bottom of my heart thank u so much and to all the people who helped by donations to this great organization thank you to may god bless u and the work u do. charene