Press Release

Trucking Cares Foundation Adds Three to Board of Directors

May 05, 2023

Industry’s Charitable Arm Approves Donations to St. Christopher’s Relief Fund, USMC Heritage Foundation

Hollywood, Florida – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Cares Foundation announced three trucking leaders have been added to the board of directors of the industry’s charitable arm.
The new board members are:

  • Joey Hogan, executive vice president of Covenant Logistics;
  • Jose Samperio, executive director North America on-highway, Cummins Inc.; and
  • Steve Vanderink, vice president of sales for Pilot Flying J.

“We’re excited to welcome these new voices to the Trucking Cares Foundation Board of Directors,” said TCF Chairman Phil Byrd, president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express. “I want to thank them for their willingness to serve and look forward to working with them on the important efforts the Foundation is undertaking.”

Separately, the TCF Board approved two significant contributions in 2023.

First, the TCF has contributed $10,000 to the St. Christopher’s Trucker’s Relief Fund, which helps truck drivers and families recover from injury or illness, as well as support the overall health and wellness of truck drivers. 

“I want to thank the Trucking Cares Foundation for supporting St. Christopher’s import work,” said President Joyce Brenny, founder of and owner of Brenny Transportation Inc. “We work tirelessly to help drivers get access to better medical care, as well as help those who have suffered significant health issues get back on their feet. This donation from TCF will go a long way toward supporting those efforts.”

TCF also sponsored a table at the U.S. Marine Corps’ Heritage Foundation Awards dinner in memory of David Parker, a longtime trucking industry advocate and a leader in the creation of the Trucking Cares Foundation.

“Dave was true leader in every sense of the word, and a tremendous friend,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “I’m pleased and proud that TCF is continuing to honor his life and legacy by supporting a cause near to his heart – the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation – of which he was a proud founder.”

“These contributions are made possible by the support of donors, including the members of the TCF Founders Club,” said TCF President John Lynch. “These premier supporters pledge $100,000 over the next decade to the Trucking Cares Foundation in support of the Foundation’s work. Membership in this exclusive club closes May 8, the second anniversary of the founding of the Trucking Cares Foundation.”

The Trucking Cares Foundation is the trucking industry’s charitable arm, focusing on several core areas, including: humanitarian and disaster relief; eradicating human trafficking; leadership development; strengthening the industry’s relationships with law enforcement, the military and veterans’ organizations; safety and research opportunities.

For more information on the Trucking Cares Foundation, visit