The custom trailers are the brainchild of Tri-State Trailers’ CEO, Joe Mancino, who wanted to raise awareness for various charities. TSTL is paying for the graphics on each trailer, at a cost of around $1,500 each, with a total of up to 10 trailers being built.
The first trailer (depicted above) is for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a major fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Members of the Pittsburgh Police Department participate in annual events, including the Polar Plunge and the Torch Run from Point Park to PNC Park. These raise funds for Special Olympics of Allegheny County.
TSTL will be building one of these special trailers every month and plan to feature Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County next, then Wings Wheels and Wishes, who raise money for Make-A-Wish.
Tri-State Trailers will be choosing other charities in the months to come. Trucking companies renting or leasing trailers from TSTL can be proud to have a trailer that helps to build awareness about organizations that benefit very special kids.