TMC Driver, Steven Giddings, Delivers Meals to Those in Need
Many parts of the south were hit hard this week with snow and cold temperatures. TMC driver, Steven Giddings, is utilizing his time at home by making a difference in his community of Haughton, LA. Once Steven got word that the Pilot Flying J down the road from his house was out of fuel and food, he immediately wanted to help other truck drivers. Steven and his family have been cooking meals at home and delivering them to truck drivers at Pilot Flying J. Helping drivers by delivering food and water, has a special meaning to Steven.
During Steven’s first week solo at TMC, he found himself in a similar situation. Stopped without water or food, he was thankful another driver lended a hand. Inspiring him to do the same, Steven and his family started cooking and delivering meals on Thursday. Steven’s wife, Stormy, was talking to a driver who stated, “I couldn’t have been stopped at a better place.” Steven and Stormy anticipate the need for meals to slow down this weekend as the weather warms up. Some drivers at the Pilot Flying J have been able to make it out but those that need fuel before leaving are unable to.
Steven has been a resident of Haughton, LA, his whole life and claims, “I have never seen it this bad.” Thankfully, he was home last weekend before the snowstorm hit and was able to be there with his family this week. Haughton is a small community and many residents have stepped up to make a difference during this difficult time. Louisiana doesn’t have snow plows and is unable to properly treat the roads for these rare conditions.
Steven’s advice for other truck drivers is to always be prepared with food and water in your truck. Situations like these are hard to predict and something you should always be ready for. For Steven, it has come full circle and he is able to give back to those in this unfortunate situation.
Thank you Steven for choosing TMC Transportation. We appreciate everything you and your family have done to help others.