Wreaths Across America's "Trucking Tributes" Present Hirschbach Motor Lines
Wreaths Across America receives no government funding to support operations. Motivated and dedicated patriots across the country and at locations overseas power the Maine-based nonprofit organization. The mission to remember, honor, and teach is carried out daily by millions of citizens who care deeply for those who have served our nation in the armed forces, and their families. Some of these remarkable individuals are veterans themselves or come from military families while others are driven by a deep sense of patriotism and community service.
Placing fresh, hand-made balsam remembrance wreaths on the headstones of veterans across the country in December requires tremendous logistics and unyielding support from the trucking industry.
Wreaths Across America shows its gratitude and appreciation for all those involved in transporting America's respect with "Trucking Tributes." These stories will introduce you to the men and women of the industry who make the mission possible.
When you learn about Brad Pinchuk's military service background, it's not hard to understand why his trucking company supports the Wreaths Across America mission to remember, honor, and teach.
Brad served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer during the first Gulf War, his father served our nation during the Vietnam War, and his grandfather during World War II.
Brad is the President and CEO of Hirschbach Motor Lines which is in the temperature-controlled segment of the transportation industry primarily moving food products throughout the country. Hirschbach was founded in 1935, and about five years ago Brad and his partner, Tom Grojean Jr. purchased the company from Tom's father. Their focus has been on development, including driver retention, which resulted in major organic growth for the company.
Brad learned about Wreaths Across America through Hirschbach's membership with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
"We thought that was a great cause to be involved with, and that is when we reached out to see how we could help," Brad shares. "We started out with one delivery that first year, two the next year, and have added an additional delivery each year."