Truck Writers Sponsors Private Screening of New Documentary Film about Nation’s Deteriorating Highways

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Private screening available to view new documentary about the nation’s deteriorating interstate highways and the truckers who must travel them, at the Minnesota History Center.

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For tickets to the private screening or press opportunities, please contact Truck Writers, Inc.

An audience of 300 trucking industry influencers will have the opportunity to view a new documentary film about the nation’s deteriorating interstate highways and the truckers who must travel them at a private screening being held at the Minnesota History Center’s 3M Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 10th at 6:30pm. The film "Be Prepared to Stop" is sponsored by Truck Writers, one of the largest trucking insurance agencies in the Midwest.

“In November, voters across the country will cast ballots on transportation investments in their communities,” Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) said at a recent invitation-only screening held at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Theater in Washington, DC. “This documentary provides a needed call to action that Congress should heed, as it has failed to provide sustainable funding to rebuild and renew America.”

Jennifer Clymer and Marijane Miller, the two Los Angeles based filmmakers, said the film’s
messages need to be told. Clymer and Miller will be in attendance at Truck Writers’ November 10th private screening.

“All films need to be entertaining. A good documentary needs to be informative. We knew a documentary about a less-than-sexy topic such as infrastructure would have to be both if we were going to reach a general audience,” Clymer said.

The film features interviews with a host of transportation stakeholders intertwined with the personal family story of Steve Williams, a third generation trucker from Little Rock, Arkansas. The son and grandson of truck drivers, Williams, is Chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, among the largest 100 freight carriers in the United States. But his quests are to persuade Congress to do two things – repair the nation’s interstate highways and reduce the safety risks associated with sharing the roadways with large tractor trailers.

Following the film’s screening, Miller and Clymer will open up the floor to discuss the condition of the Interstate Highway System, future technologies, safety issues, and how to engage the general public in this vital discussion that impacts every aspect of their daily lives. Clymer said that discussions to distribute the film nationally are currently underway. The Nov. 10 event will be the first screening in Minnesota.

Invitees include Governor Dayton, Lt. Governor Smith, Senator Klobuchar, Senator Franken, Representative Emmer, members of the Minnesota Trucking Association and other key decision makers in the transportation industry.

For tickets to the private screening or press opportunities, please contact Mackenzie Sullivan, Brand Manager of Truck Writers, Inc. - http://www.truckwriters.com. More information about the film can be found at http://www.bepreparedtostop.org.

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