A Word about our President & Founder
Bobby H Hataway


As a young man of 14, Bob Hataway worked on the big rigs. His uncle had three trucks that he ran from east Texas to the west coast.  It was Bob's job to service the units each week.  He arrived early in the morning and taught himself to drive by starting and stopping until he worked out the gear/rpm ratio and was able to smoothly shift the gears.


BHHPHOTO.GIFBob’s love for trucks and the open road developed at a young age.  He longed for the time when he could be a driver over the road instead of servicing the units.  This took longer than he planned, however, as his parents had other ideas – like finishing high school and college.


In 1968, Bob started his own company manufacturing pallets in Houston, TX.  He got married started his family.  He and Carol had 3 children – two boys and a girl.


His wife, Carol, had other ideas about his going on the road.  But finally he was able to satisfy everyone.  His company had grown and now needed its own tractor and trailer.


He purchased his first tractor in 1973, a COE International with a 335 Cummins engine, Jake Brake, chrome stacks (no mufflers) and a 13-speed transmission along with a 42' flatbed trailer.  Bob was so proud of that tractor and trailer.  He would not let anyone drive it.


As much as it was his pride and joy, he still remembers the day, when finally someone else did have to leave the yard as the driver.  His responsibilities as the head of the company required him in the office.


In 1974, Bob moved his pallet company to East Texas. The company continued to grow. To keep his tractor busy, he began to add reefer units that he used to pull loads for a local distributor between lumber hauls.


Things reversed. He began pulling more and more loads for the distributor than for himself and he needed more tractors.  He even had to contract his lumber loads.  Later as he moved further into the transportation industry, he acquired 15 tractors and trailers.  Side note, Bob bought out his uncle’s trucking company.


Bob's life took some interesting turns between 1974 and 1983.  He completed the degree everyone wanted.  To accomplish this, he turned the reigns of the company over to his right hand man and went to school in Ft Worth, TX.


TAI320-0567.gifBob first encountered the needs of the transportation industry while in school when Joe Traylor, a driver, had an accident on I-35.  See the History Page for the events that changed his life.


In 1984, firmly convinced there was a need to help drivers, Bob left the leadership of his company and started TransAlive USA Inc.  Today, he oversees the activity of 100,000 volunteers who have worked in over 1100 cities in the 48 contiguous states and Canada.



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TransAlive USA provides medical evacuation when travel needs are greater than standard modes, i.e. commercial plane, train, or bus.  Traveling public members with critical medical needs are transported to and from airports by ambulance.  They are then flown to the destination of choice.


Doctors and nurses are provided for critical medical evacuations.  As a member, all of these expenses are provided free.  Call 817-320-0567 for more information.

Commercial fees for medical evacuations can run between $50,000 and $75,000.  Air Ambulance program driver memberships are only $240 per year.  Family memberships are available for $335 per year.  Rates subject to change.  Call for confirmation. 


All services are free to members.  Membership is required for the Air Ambulance.


For memberships – call cell phone number 817-320-0567 for more information and to enroll by phone.

You will receive an email enrollment confirmation until you receive your official membership packet in the mail.


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TransAlive USA

125 Oakwood Hills Drive

Paradise, TX  76073

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