Truck Stop Events International

Creating the programs where others can motivate themselves to be healthy

Get to Know Our Founder                                                                           Mission Statement

With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, Barry Pawelek started Truck Stop Events in Hinton, Oklahoma in 1995. Since then, he has put a 53-foot and a 20-foot trailer to good use by embarking on a health program tour at different shows and locations around the country to promote health awareness. When he was asked by the board members to define who we are as a company and what our company believes in,  he found that answering that was harder than he thought. He asked himself, "Why are we out here"? Many large and small company websites list what they do with the intention of telling potential clients what they want to hear – that these companies are good. After all, that is expected of any business. However for Barry, he wanted an honest answer that set our company apart from the others. Eventually, he remembered something from the summer of 1957 when he was at the age of 13. 

He remembered sitting down in a restaurant to have lunch when another boy about his age came in. As Barry watched the boy eat, he noticed how he really enjoyed what he was eating. After finishing his meal, Barry could see the boy wanted another helping but didn’t have enough money to pay for it. Barry wanted to help him and noticed that he still had half of his own lunch that he could offer to the boy.

Then he noticed something he did not see at first, the other boy was overweight. Seeing him so hungry saddened Barry, but he realized that giving his half-finished lunch would not offer a long-term solution. Being 13 years old at the time, he couldn’t think of any way to help. More than 50 years later, Barry now knows that the extra weight would have killed the boy later in life.

Barry has since turned his passion for helping others into an organization. This is one of the main reasons we are the company we are today.

We have always been committed to serving the people who need our help the most by providing helpful healthy solutions that will work for them.  We base our programs on their answers from our on site surveys. It has always been our practice to help as a service to others and never for profit.

When companies help us, help others, they benefit from the exposure that they get from our programs. This support has helped many in the transportation industry to make better choices for themselves. Seeing progress and change taking place has always been our end goal, that is why we have a 100% non-paid staff company. With Barry’s continued guidance, we hope to keep moving forward. All of our Health & Wellness programs are free to CDL drivers, all they need to do is sign up, but remember we cannot do this alone. 

                           Our Duty as a company is the same as our Mission

Our missions duty is to get the men, women, and children of the United States back to a healthy lifestyle.
                                               With your help we would like to bring this Health & Wellness trailer out in 2018.
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