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Markel raises more than $10K for victim’s family

TORONTO, Ont. -- Markel and its customers have raised more than $10,000 to help assist the family of a man who...

TORONTO, Ont. — Markel and its customers have raised more than $10,000 to help assist the family of a man who was critically injured while overseas.

Ryan Gallaher, the son of an employee at International Truckload Services (ITS), was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Vietnam, where he was teaching English. Ryan’s mother, Lisa, and the rest of his family incurred substantial debt in their efforts to have him brought home to be with them while he tried to recover.

To help lessen this debt, Markel donated 100% of the proceeds from all training provided during the week of July 19-24 inclusive to the family.

Twenty-five carriers stepped up to help by participating in a training course that week and, because of their generosity, Markel raised a total of $10,356 for Gallaher’s family.

Sadly, Gallaher passed away at the beginning of August, though officials say he was surrounded by his family and friends at home in Canada when it happened.

Carriers who participated in the fundraising campaign include:

-ATS Andlauer Transportation Services

-Autolinx Express

-Berniker Enterprises (Bel Refrigerated)

-Bestway Cartage

-Contrans Group

-Fleming Transportation Group

-Gorski Bulk Transport

-Hunter Express

-KJS Transport

-T.P.T. Systems (Transpro Freight Systems)

-Westland Transportation

-LDM Contract Carriers

-Lofty Logistics

-Modi Transport

-Moe’s Transport Trucking

-MSM Transportation

-P&D Freight Lines

-Peter Hodge Transport

-Proctor’s Cartage

-Rangi Bros Logistics

-Shan Freightway

-Transnet Freight


For more on the story, read Lisa Gallaher’s blog here.

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