LISLE, Ill., May 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Truck, Triumph Business Capital and TriumphPay, a carrier payments platform for freight brokers and shippers, have collaborated to purchase and distribute more than $75,000 of personal protective equipment (PPE) to drivers in need.
"While large fleets have a solid distribution network to provide protection to their drivers, many drivers for smaller fleets and independent drivers, like myself, are on our own," said Ingrid Brown, principal, Rollin' B LLC and company driver, Fleenor Brothers Enterprises, LTD. "Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and masks are hard to come by these days. International Truck, Triumph Business Capital and TriumphPay doing this provides a great comfort. I can protect myself, assist in slowing the spread of this virus and still do my job."
A truck driver for more than four decades and advocate for the millions of truck drivers on the road, Brown has been publicly sharing the realities of life on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Truck drivers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic regularly coming into contact with people as they deliver critical supplies across the country," said Jordan Graft, President of TriumphPay. "We were compelled to take action after reading about Ingrid's troubles sourcing PPE and purchased $25,000 worth of supplies. Thanks to International Truck, we are not only able to get these goods into the hands of drivers who need it most but are also able to add to the total amount of PPE supplied."
International Truck, Triumph Business Capital and TriumphPay have each purchased $25,000 of critical PPE supplies to be distributed through select International Truck dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. Utilizing Navistar's extensive North American commercial parts distribution network to ship the PPE, these select dealerships are collectively equipped with more than 6,500 masks and 6,000 eight oz. bottles of hand sanitizer to share with drivers as they come in for service. PPE will be distributed at these select International Truck dealerships while supplies last, complete with personalized thank you cards from International Truck employees and their families.
"Masks and disinfectants are still sparse at stores, making it difficult for drivers to protect themselves," said Michael Cancelliere, president, Truck, Navistar. "On the heels of our joint initiative with our dealer network to supply more than 10,000 meals for truckers, we're fortunate to partner with Triumph Business Capital and TriumphPay to make it easier for drivers to obtain necessary PPE in a location that's safe for them, their vehicle and load. This is just another way we are able to show our customers and the industry that International Cares and we're with you for the long haul."
About Triumph Business Capital
Triumph Business Capital is an operating subsidiary of TBK Bank, SSB (Member FDIC), offering invoice factoring and payment processing solutions to transportation and other service industries. Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBK) is a financial holding company with a diversified line of community banking and commercial activities.
TriumphPay is the nexus of billing and payments in the transportation industry. Its payment platform is used by shippers and freight brokers to process, settle and manage carrier payments across all modes of transportation. TriumphPay is offered through an operating subsidiary of TBK Bank, SSB (Member FDIC). TBK Bank, SSB is a subsidiary of Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBK), a financial holding company with a diversified line of community banking and commercial activities.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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