The 14th Annual National Day of Prayer for Truckers will be conducted March 23, 2013 at the Truckers Pavilion located in the Papa John Stadium parking lot in Louisville, Ky. at 5 p.m.
The program will be presented in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. Shuttle buses will operate between the Truckers Pavilion in the parking lot and the exhibition halls.
Joe Hunter, President of TruckStop Ministries, will voice the prayer. Chaplain Joe is heard weekly on the Dave Nemo Truckers show on XM Radio.
Jerry and Sharon Benson will present special music following the prayer. They are known for their musical talent and their willingness to give of themselves ministering to drivers.
Sharon has won the Favorite Female Vocalist of the Year Award in the gospel music industry. Jerry is a full-time owner-operator within the industry.
Bob Hataway, President of TransAliveUSA, will serve as emcee.
Fifteen years ago Bob Hataway and Joe Hunter met at the Mid America Trucking Show and planned the first National Day of Prayer for Truckers. It has now grown to include truckers worldwide.
They receive requests each year from drivers across the globe. Hataway declared, "With 21st century internet technology, we can now include drivers worldwide."
They invite truckers who can not attend to join with them at 5 p.m., to pray for truckers and their families. Prayers offered at local times will ensure prayers being offered throughout the evening.
National Day of Prayer for Truckers will acknowledge posthumously Dale Summers and Rusty (Yoda) Wade for their contribution within the industry. Summers for his service through the broadcast media while Wade was well respected for his accomplishments as an owner-operator
Exhibitors at MATS are invited to join the National Day of Prayer for Truckers at the Truckers Pavilion at Papa John Stadium parking lot. Shuttle buses are available between the pavilion and the exhibition halls.
The National Day of Prayer for Truckers is sponsored by TransAlive USA, Truckstop Ministries, Transport for Christ, and Tim Young, CEO Mid-America Trucking Show/EMA in Louisville, Ky.