The winning Drivers Dream, receiving 41% of the vote, was "A Chair Lift for His Son."." The winner of the dream, Bill Simpson of Oquawka, Ill., was nominated by friend and co-worker at Bieri Trucking in Letts, Iowa, Becky Garner.
"In the past year, our life has really changed," said Simpson. "This is a big stress relief for our family. My son was so excited when I told him we won. It made his day."
TQL also is awarding a cash donation to the Drivers Dream that took second place with 34% of the vote, "A Place to Call Home."
The winner of this dream, John Berscheid of Sioux Falls, S.D., was nominated by fellow driver, Shana Slater.
"This will go a long way toward making a truck driver's life as normal as can be," said Berscheid.
A third dream, "Groceries for My Family," also is being fulfilled thanks to a private donation by TQL employees themselves. The request was submitted by a driver in Darlington, Penn.
The Drivers Dreams program began on Monday, Aug. 27. Professional truck drivers or friends or family members of professional truck drivers could submit any dream, wish or need they might have. Then, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16 through Sept. 22, anyone could go onto www.DriversDreams.com to vote for the dream they felt TQL should fulfill.
Additionally, for every dream submitted and every vote cast, TQL donated $1 to the St. Christopher Fund. The Drivers Dream program raised $21,977 for the SCF, which helps professional truck drivers and their families who have financial needs due to medical problems.