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Trucking, logistics companies unite to raise money for Ukrainians

Trucking & Logistics Professionals for Ukraine contributes $300,000 in 72 hours

Transportation companies raising money quickly to assist Ukrainians (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

A group of carriers and logistics companies has banded together to raise money to support the citizens of Ukraine who remain in the country during the military invasion by Russia. Dubbed Trucking & Logistics Professionals for Ukraine (TLPU), the group of 16 companies contributed more than $300,000 in humanitarian aid in less than three days.

The fundraising began over the weekend and quickly grew to the current amount.

“The people of Ukraine are currently in dire need of assistance, and we want to do everything in our power to bring humanitarian aid to them,” Dominic Zastarskis, CEO of GP Transco, told FreightWaves.

“We started by reaching out to the trucking companies near us in Illinois; with 16 companies currently on board, we are in talks with two dozen other companies in our industry. The people of Ukraine need our help; contact GP Transco directly if you’d like to join us. We don’t have ties to Ukraine nor an office there — it just seems like the right thing to do.”

The group is asking other transportation and logistics professionals to join in.

GP Transco created a website for TLPU where companies can learn more about donating and be recognized for their contributions. At the site participants will be directed to donate directly to Save the Children, UNICEF or the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Contributors giving between $10,000 to $50,000 each (listed in no particular order):

Image: GP Transco

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Todd Maiden

Based in Richmond, VA, Todd is the finance editor at FreightWaves. Prior to joining FreightWaves, he covered the TLs, LTLs, railroads and brokers for RBC Capital Markets and BB&T Capital Markets. Todd began his career in banking and finance before moving over to transportation equity research where he provided stock recommendations for publicly traded transportation companies.