TruckPro announced a donation of $125,000 to charities that support veterans, children’s cancer
research and underserved communities during its annual sales summit in March.
The beneficiaries of the TruckPro Gives Back program were the Wounded Warrior Project and The War Amps ($55,000
combined), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ($40,000), and the Salvation Army in the U.S. and Canada ($30,000). The company’s annual giving program is voluntary, and it gives associates and suppliers a framework to support these groups.
“These organizations have demonstrated a significant impact in their respective areas of focus and align closely with our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those in need,” TruckPro CEO Chuck Broadus said in a release. “Through a rigorous evaluation process, these groups have demonstrated outstanding dedication, effectiveness and sustainability in addressing critical social issues.”
TruckPro’s charitable giving initiative began in July 2017, and reflects employees’ diverse interests, passions and personal causes that extend beyond professional lives. The company aims to foster a culture of giving and serving. This includes team-building activities at every annual sales summit that directly benefits a partner charity, helping veterans and their families, volunteering to participate in community-based events, and participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program where associates donate gifts and special-needs items to underprivileged children to ensure joyful and memorable holiday seasons.
Plans for the TruckPro Gives Back program include building on current successes and deepening charitable giving initiatives.
“Moving forward, we are committed to continuously challenging ourselves to find innovative ways to engage our associates, customers and vendors in supporting our charitable programs,” Broadus said. “The TruckPro Gives Back program has already made a significant impact and by nurturing our charitable platform and harnessing the terrific momentum we have generated.”
Founded in 1958 and based in Cordova, Tenn., TruckPro is a distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and advanced repair services. Through a distribution network of more than 150 stores and advanced service shops, the company delivers a comprehensive range of more than 130,000 products in the U.S. and Canada to support commercial and government customer requirements in the areas of brake systems, electrical, engines and more.
Platinum Equity acquired TruckPro in October 2019.