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18 Wheels of Christmas campaign rolls on (October 27, 2005)

CALGARY, Alta. -- The Alberta trucking industry is once again gathering food for the less fortunate this Christmas ...


CALGARY, Alta. — The Alberta trucking industry is once again gathering food for the less fortunate this Christmas season, through the 18 Wheels of Christmas campaign.

Rosenau Transport is once again offering a 48-foot trailer which organizers hope to fill with food donated by the trucking industry. Last year’s effort netted 24 skids of food which were delivered to the Medicine Hat Food Bank and the Lloydminster Salvation Army.

The logos of companies donating food are displayed on the trailer as it travels the province picking up donation.

“This year we are looking for more involvement from the transportation industry,” says Colleen Nickel, one of the event’s coordinators. “We would like to see the trucking companies and affiliates offer challenges to other companies.”

Some of the biggest contributors last year included Big Horn Transport which donated a skid of peanut butter and Rosenau which chipped in two skids of baby food.

“A little competition wouldn’t hurt and it all goes to a good cause,” points out Nickel.

To participate, call Dale or Colleen at 403-279-4204 or e-mail 18wheels_xmas@rosenau.org.


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