Ledyard truck driver gives prize money to relief fund

Robert Burton of Ledyard was recently named Expediter of the Year for his work driving for V3 Transportation. (photo submitted)
Robert Burton of Ledyard was recently named Expediter of the Year for his work driving for V3 Transportation. (photo submitted)

Robert Burton of Ledyard, a driver with V3 Transportation, was named Expediter of the Year at an expo.

But instead of accepting his $500 cash prize, he donated it to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, a charity that helps truck drivers overcome financial hardship as a result of medical issues.

Burton was nominated for the award by his wife and co-driver Christy, who cited several instances in which he provided assistance to other drivers while on the road.

He found out about becoming a finalist before the expo, and together they decided to donate the prize money to the fund if they won because they had been out of work after a car crash in their personal vehicle.

V3 Transportation elected to match the Burtons’ donation to the fund in honor of their commitment to others.

For more information, visit truckersfund.org.

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