CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -Trucking is one in all the most threatening jobs in accordance to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, however many firms received’t pay to transport the our bodies of these killed on the road home to their households. That’s why the group Truckers Final Mile lately stepped in to assist an Iowa family.
“You know we go out and we leave home and we all know we may never come back,” Dorie Moynihan defined, a lately retired truck driver of 35 years.
Moynihan, who lives in Missouri, had met Daryn Wagler of Ainsworth more than a decade in the past when she stopped to assist him as his truck was damaged down in Georgia.
“It’s always an honor when you meet a truck driver out on the road and you know you’re great friends,” Moynihan defined.
She hung out with his family over the years and was there to assist when Daryn died instantly in an accident the day of Christmas. He was driving via New Mexico.
“I spoke with Daryn’s mom Betty and she was so worried when she first heard. How does he come home,” Moynihan stated.
She had heard of the group Truckers Final Mile, a nonprofit devoted to reuniting trucker’s with their households in instances of tragedy.
“In the trucking industry there’s, unless contractually obligated, there’s no mandate, law, statute, regulation or anything compelling any company to bring any driver home for any reason. Now there’s many, many companies that do take care of their own, but there’s a growing number that do not,” defined Robert Palm, Founder of truckersfinalmile.org.
The group was in a position to assist foot the price to bring Daryn home to his family members, and ultimate resting place, earlier this month. Truckersfinalmile has helped more than 400 households because it started, together with 12 already this yr.
“Whether it’s Daryn or any other driver we assist, that’s our family. That’s what family does,” Palm stated.
“I have chills, every time I think of Truckers Final Mile,” Moynihan instructed us.
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