Empowering Truckers’ Health: Torc Robotics and the St. Christopher Truckers Fund

Driving the Future of Trucker Wellness

As we look towards creating our autonomous driving technology, we’re not only driving the future of freight, but the future of our community. Whether we’re improving delivery times for fleet managers or reducing driver injuries, our focus is on developing a product that improves the shipping world for all. This year, we continued to bolster our dedication to the trucking industry with our St. Christopher Truckers Fund Collaboration (SCF).

The SCF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists over-the-road and regional freight truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury occurring within the last year took them off the road causing financial difficulty.  The fund not only provides direct financial aid for truck drivers but also aims to promote health and wellness programs and trucking safety to prevent and manage prevalent medical conditions within the trucking community.

Back on the Road with SCF

“You have literally given me a little hope back into my life. Being on the road for weeks & months at a time and knowing you have someone there in your time of need feels good, and I’m so glad I found St. Christopher Truckers Fund.” – Julianne

Torc Robotics’ contributions to the SCF demonstrates its commitment to enhancing the well-being of the trucking community, particularly in times of crisis. The funds donated by the company will directly help drivers and their families by providing financial support for essential living expenses such as rent, utilities, vehicle payments, and insurance.  All financial assistance provided by SCF is paid directly to bill holders, not to the driver.

One of the major challenges faced by the trucking industry is the prevalence of serious health problems among drivers. Studies reveal that more than 70% of the approximately 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States suffer from health issues such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. Limited access to healthcare exacerbates this problem, as truck drivers work irregular hours and spend extended periods away from home, making it difficult to seek medical attention promptly. Additionally, the lack of health insurance for over one-third of truck drivers further compounds the issue, resulting in delayed treatment and potential deterioration of health conditions. At Torc, our autonomous trucking technology also seeks to alleviate these irregular hours by introducing technology that can handle the grueling long-haul trips, thereby improving access to healthcare alongside organizations like the SCF.

Improving Safety in the Shipping World

“The St. Christopher Truckers Fund is an awesome organization. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and am undergoing radiation treatments. I have to be off for a minimum of 2 months and it’s mentally exhausting and financially devastating on top of everything else. I applied on a Wednesday and was approved the following Monday. They are amazing. I can’t thank them enough.” – Richard F.

Torc Robotics’ contribution to the SCF aligns with its commitment to promoting safety and innovation within the freight industry. Our expertise in autonomous driving technology seeks to make trucking safer, more efficient, and less prone to accidents caused by human errors. By supporting the SCF, Torc Robotics extends its mission to care for those who keep the industry moving: the hardworking truck drivers.

Torc Robotics’ generous contribution to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund is a testament to its commitment to the well-being of truck drivers and their families. By donating to the SCF, Torc supports truckers during times of illness and injury while also promoting health and wellness initiatives to prevent and manage prevalent health conditions. This partnership exemplifies the potential for the private sector to make a positive impact on the lives of those who tirelessly drive the economy forward. As the freight industry continues to evolve, initiatives like these will undoubtedly play a crucial role in fostering a safer, healthier, and more resilient trucking community.