26 minutes | Apr 19, 2023
2023 Artist Series: Lindsay Lawler, Part 2
The final edition of our Artist Interview Series ahead of the Highway To Hope Benefit Concert taking place on Saturday, April 22, will feature Part 2 of our conversation with Lindsay Lawler, who will be one of the featured artists for the SCF benefit show at Cotton Eyed Joe’s in Knoxville, Tenn. During this portion of the interview, SCF Podcast host Shannon Currier talks to Lindsay about her growth as a songwriter over the years and they discuss Lindsay’s upcoming country music album. Lindsay shares the title of the new album with listeners as well as her plans to play one of the songs from the album during the April 22nd benefit. Shannon and Lindsay also discuss some of the anthem songs in Lindsay’s musical catalog. Listeners will hear Lindsay’s song Truckers And Rodeo Crowds during the podcast.
28 minutes | Apr 18, 2023
2023 Artist Series: Lindsay Lawler, Part 1
The Highway To Hope Benefit Concert is happening on Saturday, April 22 at Cotton Eyed Joe’s in Knoxville, Tenn. As part of our final countdown to the show, our concert artist podcast series presents Part 1 of our interview with Lindsay Lawler, who will be one of the featured performers at the show. In Part 1, SCF Podcast host Shannon Currier catches up with Lindsay, who, in addition to her accomplishments as a musical artist, has been a long-time friend of the trucking industry and SCF. During Part 1, Lindsay looks back on her career, the relationship she has built with trucking and her newest role, serving as the co-host with Jimmy Mac on the Dave Nemo Weekends show heard every Saturday and Sunday morning on SiriusXM’s Radio Dog Trucking Radio Channel 146. This edition of the podcast also features Lindsay’s very moving and inspirational song I’m Okay.
26 minutes | Apr 13, 2023
2023 Artists Series: Levi Hummon, Part 2
In Part 2 of our conversation with rising country artist Levi Hummon ahead of the April 22 Highway To Hope Benefit Concert, we spend some time exploring Levi’s songwriting influences. As we shared in Part 1, Levi is the son of Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon. In Part 2, Levi talks about the impactful community work that his mother, the Rev. Becca Stevens, has done in the Nashville area and how that has influenced his perspective on life. Rev. Stevens began a ministry that is focused on helping former prostitutes overcoming addiction and wanting to restart their lives. Her work in launching Thistle Farms has been nationally recognized. During this edition of the podcast, listeners will hear Rent Free, Levi’s latest single.
23 minutes | Apr 6, 2023
2023 Artist Series: Levi Hummon, Part 1
The Highway To Hope Benefit Concert is just around the corner and we have the first of four special artist series podcast episodes that we will be sharing with you. To kick things off, we have the first segment of a two-part interview with Levi Hummon, a rising country music artist who will be headlining our Highway To Hope Benefit Concert event on April 22. Levi joins the podcast to talk about what ultimately inspired him to follow in his father into the music business. His father is Marcus Hummon, one of the most respected songwriters working out of Nashville. SCF Highway To Hope Podcast host Shannon Currier also talks to Levi about his growth as a songwriter and an artist. This edition of the podcast features one of Levi's songs, Good Riddance.
24 minutes | Feb 24, 2023
New Program Promotes Better Health Through Walking
We’re opening the 2023 season of the SCF Highway To Hope Podcast by highlighting a new program being sponsored by Driver Solutions that is designed to get professional drivers to take the first steps toward better fitness. Sydney Cox, the Digital Marketing Coordinator for Driver Solutions, joins us for this episode to discuss The Truck Driver Step Challenge, a new program that encourages professional drivers to take some time each day to walk, or to get moving in some form or fashion. Highway to Hope Podcast host Shannon Currier, who is also SCF’s Director of Philanthropy, talks to Sydney about the new program and how professional drivers can participate.
52 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
Putting The Smokes Out With SCF’s Rigs Without Cigs
For this edition of the SCF Highway to Hope Podcast, we will be focusing on our Rigs Without Cigs program as we mark Great American Smoke Out Day for 2022. Smoking is the leading cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Did you know that 16 million people in America have been diagnosed with COPD and smoking is the leading cause of COPD? In this episode of the podcast, you’ll hear about St. Christopher Fund’s Rigs Without Cigs smoking cessation program. SCF HIghway To Hope Podcast host Shannon Currier will be talking with SCF’s Health and Wellness Manager Julie Dillon and Rigs Without Cigs participant Michael Fazekas. You’ll also hear a very interesting discussion featuring representatives from our program sponsors on why this program is so important to them. Studies show that more than half of our three million truck drivers are smokers, and SCF has an effective solution to support drivers in their journey to become tobacco free. The Great American Smoke Out for 2022 will take place on November 17. If you're ready to kick the habit, SCF has the program to help you do it!
50 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
NTTC Honors Tom Frain With SCF Donation
During this special episode of the SCF Highway To Hope Podcast, you’ll meet Tom Frain, who earned the prestigious honor of being named the 2021 – 2022 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year Grand Champion by the National Tank Truck Carriers. Tom will be looking back at his career in trucking and what it means to him to become recognized as the top driver in the tank truck classification. SCF Director of Philanthropy Shannon Currier, who is your host for the Highway To Hope Podcast, will be talking with Tom discussing his journey to become the Grand Champion. Will Lusk, who is the Manager of Education and Government Affairs for the NTTC, is also a guest on this edition of the podcast. As you’ll hear, Will also serves as the NTTC staff representative for the Driver of the Year program. One of the highlights from the program that Will, Tom and Shannon will be discussing is the donation of $2,500 that NTTC will be making to SCF in honor of Tom becoming Grand Champion.
32 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
Meet Big Rig Coffee
In this episode of the podcast, we’ll be meeting Hunter Wilson and Gabriel Massey, the entrepreneurs behind the launch of the Big Rig Coffee Company. The stated mission of the company is to provide the best quality coffee, apparel and service to the truck drivers of America. The Highway To Hope Podcast is highlighting the launch of Big Rig Coffee because the founders of the company have made the decision up front to donate a portion of their sales to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund. SCF Director of Philanthropy Shannon Currier is your host for the Highway To Hope Podcast. Shannon will be talking to the company founders about their background as military veterans and how they decided to launch a coffee company dedicated to the nation’s professional drivers. You’ll also hear the details on how Big Rig Coffee will be supporting SCF.
43 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
SCF Founders Celebrate A Milestone
In this special episode of our podcast series, the Highway To Hope celebrates a true milestone for the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund. As you will hear, we have gathered the non-profit organization’s trio of founders – Dr. John McElligott, Dave Nemo and Michael Burns – to mark a momentous achievement for SCF. The founders will be joined by SCF Executive Director Donna Kennedy and SCF Board President Joyce Brenny to look back at our history while commemorating the accomplishment of surpassing $4 million of support provided to professional drivers and their families. SCF Director of Philanthropy Shannon Currier is your host for the Highway To Hope Podcast. Shannon will serve as the tour guide that looks at SCF’s beginnings, the organization’s growth over the years and the impact that SCF continues to make within the trucking industry.
28 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
SCF's Preview of MATS 2022
The SCF Highway To Hope Podcast kicks off our third season as we enter the final countdown prior to the return of the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), March 24-26. Highway To Hope Podcast host Shannon Currier, who is also the Director of Philanthropy and Development for SCF, previews the plans and activities that SCF has in place for the 50th anniversary edition of MATS. Shannon will be joined on this edition of the podcast by SCF Health & Wellness Manager Julie Dillion and by Greg Thompson, the Executive Producer of PodWheels. In addition to discussing the health and wellness activities that Julie and the SCF team have planned for MATS, our discussion with Julie looks back at the success that SCF has found through the virtual health and wellness programs the organization developed over the past couple of years. Julie will highlight some of the success stories and she will discuss the overall impact that SCF has seen from the virtual health and wellness programs.
51 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Driving Down Diabetes Program News
In this episode of the Highway To Hope, you’ll hear an in-depth update on SCF’s Driving Down Diabetes program. SCF Health & Wellness Manager Julie Dillon shares how this effort to address and prevent diabetes among professional drivers has grown and taken shape with a supportive community of participants. During this episode, you’ll also hear about the impact that the Driving Down Diabetes initiative has made from two of the people in the program. Lei Meyers and Darrin Winters will be joining this edition of the podcast from road. Lei and Darrin each share their inspirational stories on why they entered the program and the positive changes they have both made. SCF Director of Philanthropy and Development Shannon Currier is your host for the Highway to Hope Podcast. Shannon is joined on the podcast by Greg Thompson, the Executive Producer of the PodWheels Network.
51 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
Health Insurance And Healthcare Options, Part 3
For the conclusion of our three-part series examining health insurance and healthcare options that are available to our trucking audience, the SCF Highway to Hope Podcast talks with Tammy Wright, the Director of Trucking for USHealth1. During this segment, you’ll hear Tammy discuss the importance of securing health insurance as well as the work that USHealth1 is doing to make health insurance and healthcare options more accessible for professional drivers and their families. As always, the conversation is being led by SCF Director of Philanthropy & Development Shannon Currier, who is your host for the SCF Highway To Hope Podcast.
46 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Part 2: Telemedicine Can Provide Ready Answers
In Part 2 of our three-part series examining health insurance and healthcare options that are available to our trucking audience, the SCF Highway to Hope Podcast talks with Donn Beam, the President and CEO of Everywhere.care. We discuss the rise in popularity of telemedicine and how the services of Everywhere.care are being utilized. SCF Director of Philanthropy and Development Shannon Currier is your host for the Highway To Hope Podcast, and you’ll hear Shannon talk with Donn about how Everywhere.care is working with SCF to provide a special discount on the services provided by Everwhere.care.
42 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Health Insurance And Healthcare Options, Part 1
With this episode, the SCF Highway To Hope Podcast begins a three-part series examining health insurance and healthcare options that are available to our trucking audience. In Part One of this series, SCF Director of Philanthropy & Development Shannon Currier welcomes Allison McKay, Life & Health Benefits Agent from the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) to the podcast. Shannon, who is also the host of the Highway To Hope Podcast, is joined by Greg Thompson, the Executive Producer of the PodWheels Network. During this episode of the podcast, Shannon and Greg will be talking to Allison about the importance of health insurance, especially for professional drivers who are not insured or under-insured. Allison will provide some insights on key considerations and she also shares details on health insurance programs available to members of OOIDA.
71 minutes | May 13, 2021
Our Chat With Wynonna
Country Music superstar Wynonna Judd, who is the headliner for the Highway To Hope Benefit Concert, caps off our special series of podcasts featuring the artists performing during the live virtual event on May 16th. The SCF Podcast interview, which was led by podcast host and SCF Director of Philanthropy and Development Shannon Currier, was one of the first media session with Wynonna since the global pandemic. As you will hear, it was an extended conversation that covered a number of interesting topics. While discussing her respect for professional drivers through the interview, Wynonna offered her perspective on being out on the road and away from home, which shares many of the same emotions experienced by truckers behind the wheel. For the interview with Wynonna, Shannon was joined on the podcast by Donna Horton, a member of the Radio Nemo Team. Donna is a long-time friend of Wynonna, and she helped to connect SCF and Shannon to Wynonna’s team as SCF began to plan for the Highway to Hope Benefit. In addition to the conversation with Wynonna, this podcast also includes two songs recorded by Wynonna, No One Else On Earth and Ramble On Rose.
66 minutes | May 6, 2021
Our Chat With John Schneider
John Schneider joins us for an extended conversation during this episode of the podcast. As we get ready for John’s performance as part of the May 16th Highway To Hope virtual concert benefiting the work of SCF, we talked with John about his career in the entertainment industry that now spans more than 40 years. John revisits his beginnings when won the iconic role of Bo Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard TV show at age 18. We discuss his development as a writer and director in both television and film and how those efforts led to the development of John Schneider Studios. You’ll hear about John’s love for music and his growth in becoming a respected country artist who has recorded 22 albums and has registered five No. 1 hits on the country music charts. One of the highlights of the interview is the connection John has made with the trucking industry and the people behind the wheel. We’ll be talking about his latest album, Truck On, which is dedicated to the trucking industry and a portion of its sales benefits the work of SCF. During the podcast, which is hosted by SCF's Director of Philanthropy and Development Shannon Currier, we’ll be featuring three songs from Truck On, including the title track.
40 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Highway To Hope Debut
Shannon Currier joins us on the debut edition of the Highway To Hope, the official podcast of the St. Christopher Trucker’s Relief Fund. The Director of Philanthropy & Development for SCF, Shannon shares some highlights for 2019 and a look ahead to 2020.
55 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
SCF Focuses On Finance
Do you have a financial plan in place? Are you ready for those “rainy days,” and the unexpected circumstances that can cost you extra money? This episode of is dedicated to exploring good financial planning & what it can mean for professional drivers.
32 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Meet Charles Culverhouse
OWI CEO & President Charles Culverhouse joins SCF Highway To Hope host Shannon Currier to discuss the company’s #KeeponTruckin social media campaign. #KeeponTruckin is focused on celebrating professional drivers as front-line heroes for our country.
45 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Meet SCF's Joyce Brenny
SCF President Joyce Brenny will be our featured guest on this edition of the podcast. Joyce is the owner and CEO of Brenny Transportation. Starting her trucking career at 18, Joyce looks back at her time in the industry and how she got involved with SCF.