Drive 22


Mike Kohler ~ MTK Trucking is the first driver representing both CDL Veteran and Team Veteran Foundation to start a sponsorship as a Veteran driver.  The image below is a snapshot as of 22Aug2017 from the DRIVE22 – VETERANS SUICIDE PREVENTION campaign and on-the-road fundraiser.

This campaign will help Veterans and their families through the programs Team Veteran Foundation and Victory For Veterans have vetted.

Just a phone call away

Our nations truckers have peace of mind already, or can have it, being just a phone call away.  More and more drivers are making better decisions for at least two causes:

  1. They desire someone being on their side
  2. They see how they can help fellow Veterans out without writing a separate donation check.

Here is what one of the principle attorneys shared about quickly helping our nations’ professional drivers with their transportation issues:

“We have represented clients in the transportation industry ranging from large trucking companies to individual operators. Our lawyers have considerable experience in a wide variety of transportation matters, including licensing, safety compliance with United States Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration regulations, intrastate regulatory compliance, commercial drivers license citations, and leasing.”

CDLVeteran goes live on own web site

Instead of a redirected domain name since 2012, a web site is launched.

Within a few days, without pushing the site out too much on social media or SEO, we received a call from a Command Sergeant Major, retired, US Army.  Two conference calls in 3 days and some exciting times are ahead, especially for our nations CDL Veterans.

When a driver becomes a criminal

Our Veterans and Patriots driving trucks in America and using the Commercial Drivers Legal Plan [CDLP] have learned that they can level the playing field and have legal help on their side.

Did you know?

3rd conviction of the SAME offense becomes a crime, i.e. running a stop sign or speeding, it becomes a misdemeanor in Illinois.  Oh, don’t forget, with a Commercial Driver License, what ever we do in our personal vehicle affects our CDL as well.

Your nationwide network of attorneys through the law firm representing you shared that with us recently.  A speeding citation can be handled under the membership coverage.  But when an Illinois driver receives a 3rd speeding ticket, it turns into a misdemeanor, a criminal offense.  That is when the help from the attorneys on that issue moves into the CDLP 25% discount area.

Want to check a Motor Carrier Safety and Performance Data

This post is more so for the newer drivers and small trucking companies that are getting started. Informational source.

On the FMCSA | CSA | SMS site they say Get Road Smart.

There are 5 million truck and bus drivers sharing the road with more than 250 million motorists. With stakes so high, it’s essential that everyone Get Road Smart. We can’t do it without you.

When a few bad apples show up, they can spoil the bunch. Safety + Compliance = Safer Roads for Everyone

Get Road Smart by reviewing SMS results, and take action to make the roads safer for everyone.

Check your own safety record as a driver. Motor carriers can check their own safety assessments too.

Someone has to do it

Wow!  A business associate, Justin P., who I have come to know a little bit, took a moment with me at one of the business conferences I attended, in OKC.

His “someone has to do it” in this amazing millennial movement video hit it on the head with our first post here on  This video, with Justin & Nick’s powerful message with Martin Luther King, Jr., and a call to action, validates the mission and cause we are on to help protect our Veterans and their CDLs.

Hoping Veterans

2013 – Launched hashtag #HopingVeterans

As shared by a business friend and work from home Dad, David Bruerd:

#Hope often gets a bad rap.

For some, it conjures up images of a blissfully naïve chump pushing up against a wall with a big smile. That’s a shame. Cutting-edge science shows that hope, at least as defined by psychologists, matters a lot.

Why is hope important? Well, life can be difficult. There are many obstacles. Having goals is not enough. One has to keep getting closer to those goals, amidst all the inevitable twists and turns of life. Hope allows people to approach problems with a mindset and strategy-set suitable to success, thereby increasing the chances they will actually accomplish their goals.

Hope is not just a feel-good emotion, but a dynamic cognitive motivational system. Under this conceptualization of hope, emotions follow cognitions, not the other way round. Hope-related cognitions are important. Hope leads to learning goals, which are conducive to growth and improvement. People with learning goals are actively engaged in their learning, constantly planning strategies to meet their goals, and monitoring their progress to stay on track. A bulk of research shows that learning goals are positively related to success across a wide swatch of human life—from academic achievement to sports to arts to science to business.

Those lacking hope, on the other hand, tend to adopt mastery goals. People with mastery goals choose easy tasks that don’t offer a challenge or opportunity for growth. When they fail, they quit. People with mastery goals act helpless, and feel a lack of control over their environment.

They don’t believe in their capacity to obtain the kind of future they want. They have no hope.

TODAY, more than ever… Veterans, who are people, NEED hope.

#HopingVeterans is my calling… my purpose. And I take it seriously.

Hello world!

There is a mission to complete and someone has to do it!

November 30, 2012

The mission of is envisioned and the domain name acquired.

The domain name is initially redirected to point Veterans, who are professional/commercial drivers, to the better answer for their legal  needs out on the road, and back home.