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Transport For Christ started in 1951 as the effort of a young Canadian, Rev. Jim Keys. He wanted to help truck drivers and build bridges of opportunity to talk to drivers about Jesus Christ. It didn’t take long for Jim to gather a team of men to travel by automobile throughout the Ontario province looking for drivers stopped along the Royal Canadian Highway and other routes. In time, a small modified step van that allowed drivers to visit inside was put into service.

Ron Fraser, Transport for Christ President July 2023
When you’re faced with real-life hurts and issues, trusting God when you don’t understand is easier said than done. It’s easy to say, “Give your cares to the Lord and trust Him” when everything in life seems to go well. It’s easy to say, “I trust you, Lord, with everything I own” when bills are paid on time, or you just got a promotion at work.
However, if God stripped you of everything you own; If God told you to leave the very job that’s paying your bills, will you trust the Lord enough to do it? Will you trust God even when you don’t understand or when life hurts? If God told you to leave the familiar and enter the unfamiliar, would you trust Him?
For many of you, God has done just that. He has taken you from what’s “oh so familiar” and redirected your paths into the unfamiliar. You don’t understand what’s happening in your life; what to do or where to go. The only thing you know is that the Lord gave you a word (instruction, a promise, vision, etc.) and the only thing you have to hold on to is that word.
So who is it you’re trusting? God or yourself?
Here is something to remember. Man is fallible; we fall short and at times we’re unable to keep our promises. Man can give you instructions that are misleading and imperfect. With God, none of these things are possible. God keeps His promises. God gives you the right instructions according to His perfect will and He won’t mislead you.
No matter how much you don’t understand life as it is right now; no matter how uncomfortable it may seem or how hard it gets, don’t give up. If God is with you—the same God who spoke life into you, the same God who IS and knows the beginning and the end, the same God who knew you before the foundation of this world is with you, then ask yourself who or WHAT can stand against you.
You can contact Ron Fraser, Transport for Christ President at 717-426-9977.
Also you can find these Chapel’s in most Petro’s and T/A Travel Centers

July 2023
It all starts in October in the quiet town of Columbia Falls, Maine. A bustling operation is underway in an area shrouded by balsam fir trees – volunteers are busy building millions of wreaths to ship to cemeteries throughout the country.
Come December, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day, ceremonial wreaths are displayed at thousands of locations, including Arlington National Cemetery, to honor all those who served in the United States military.
Clean Harbors has worked with the organization for years and most recently was among the few selected to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. To make the trip to Washington D.C. in 2023 and moving forward, the company’s National Transportation department decided the truck would do so in style – with a wrap that pays tribute to Wreaths Across America and all it represents.
Completed this spring, the truck features the Wreaths Across America logo – to remember the fallen, honor those who served and teach others the value of freedom. In a nod to the traditional military pattern, the cab is camo colored and different branches of the Armed Forces are represented. On one side, there is a MRAP (mine-resistance ambush protected) vehicle, which is commonly used in the Army and Marine Corps, a fighter jet for the Air Force and a battleship for the Navy – all imposed over an American flag.
As leaders of National Transportation were looking into who would drive the new tribute truck, they wanted someone who had a connection to Wreaths Across America. They landed on driver Rob Roy, who has been volunteering with the organization for nearly a decade – laying wreaths at cemeteries near his hometown in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of Wreaths Across America Day in December.
“It’s an emotional experience because you have these heroes who gave everything for the freedom that we have,” Roy said. “To drive this truck into Arlington National Cemetery and lay wreaths for all the soldiers who gave their lives is going to be the greatest honor I think anyone can receive.”

Stop of the week is Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant in Carlisle Indiana on US 41 just below Terra Haute IN. Great Mexican food always good and they have truck parking.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is encouraging its more than 150,000 members to ask their representatives to support a provision that could stop a possible speed limiter mandate on heavy trucks. Last week, the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee advanced its appropriations bill for fiscal year 2024. The bill includes a provision that would stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from using funding toward its speed limiter rule making. On Tuesday, July 18, the House Appropriations Committee will conduct a full markup hearing to vote on the Department of Transportation spending bill. OOIDA wants to make sure the bill moves forward without the speed limiter provision being removed. “It’s critical that lawmakers hear from the small-business truckers who keep America moving,” OOIDA wrote. “Tell your representative that speed limiters have been proven to create unnecessary congestion and dangerous speed differentials among all vehicles. This results in higher rates of vehicle interaction and higher crash rates.” Last year, FMCSA issued an advance notice of supplemental proposed rule making that considers requiring commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more to be equipped with speed-limiting devices. FMCSA received more than 15,000 comments on the proposal with the majority coming from truck drivers opposed to a mandate. Even so, the agency plans to unveil a notice of supplemental proposed rule making later this year that will include a top speed.
The provision in the spending bill attempts to prevent the rule making from going forward.

This week we are featuring
The Newborn Truck Wash
Located at Newborn Georgia ex. 5 off of I-20.
I pulled into this place last week because I had to get a wash out for my trailer before I could load my next load.
Bill told me they hand wash everything, so I decided to get my Truck and Trailer washed also.
Well I was not disappointed, Bill and his wife Fay went over everything more than once, making sure they didn’t miss anything. While their kids Willow and William manned the desk.
I recommend you stopping by the Newborn Truck Wash anytime you are in the area, It’s a Family run business and they take pride in their work, a Great place to go if you take Pride in Your Ride. Nick

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