Progressive teams with St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund and SelecTrucks of Houston



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On April 7th, Progressive Commercial gifted a fully updated 2015 Freightliner Cascadia to a deserving military veteran, thanks to their Keys to Progress program.  This marks the first time Progressive has donated a commercial semi-truck. 

Progressive teamed up with long-time affiliate, St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, a leading non-profit dedicated to over-the-road truckers in need of assistance due to injury or illness, to identify the recipient of the free truck.  SCF also sourced additional donations, including gas fill ups, oil changes, truck washes, snack package, headset, GPS, ELD, health & wellness package, mentorship program and more, to help recipient, James Rogers start his new life.

James Rogers spent 11 years in the Army, including tours in Afghanistan and Korea, and suffered a spinal injury while abroad. Once healthy and ready to enter the civilian workforce, James wanted a career that would provide the same camaraderie and integrity that being a soldier provided. James now serves his country on the road, as a trucker supporting our nation’s economy while providing a living for his family.

" A commercial truck is more than a vehicle; it’s the means to start a business. As the #1 truck insurer and a proud supporter of the military, Progressive is very passionate about truckers and veterans," said John Barbagallo, Commercial Lines president.

"With this gift, Progressive has made my dream of becoming an entrepreneur and starting my own owner-operator business a reality," said Rogers. "It was an honor to serve my country in the Army, and now I get to serve my country again through my own trucking business."


The following key partners helped make this life-changing donation possible:

St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, the leading charity dedicated to truckers in need, helped identify the recipient and sourced additional donations to help Rogers start his new business.

SelecTrucks/Houston Freightliner volunteered staff, resources and hours of time to complete service, body and paint work, and upgrades to the truck free-of-charge – including all parts.

STR Productions donated time and resources to organize the giveaway ceremony and event. 


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on 17 April 2018