Marion Jacewitz Award winner, Rodney Timms is a successful businessman and child abuse survivor. Rodney is president and owner of Western Flyer Xpress, an Oklahoma City based national trucking company with more than four hundred and fifty employees, four hundred trucks, and nine hundred trailers. Each unit has the Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline printed on the back of them. In addition to running a successful business, Rodney works tirelessly to raise child abuse awareness and to support prevention efforts. Rodney is founder of Calling All Hearts, a charitable organization dedicated to helping abused children, President of newly formed non-profit All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse. He has served on The Care Center Board of Oklahoma County, The Oklahoma Institute For Child Advocacy Board of Directors, as well as Parent Promise of Oklahoma City.
Rodney’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. He was recently featured in Around the Clock Freightliner during his 77 county tour through the state of Oklahoma. On this tour he pulled a truck/trailer wrapped in the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Logo and met with elected officials and citizens in each county. Rodney has donated trailer loads of diapers for the CAP Day Diaper Drive to benefit the Infant Crisis Services Center in Oklahoma City.
Amongst Timms’ accomplishments, he has published three books. Calling All Hearts, which through poetry offers readers an intimate look at what life is like for victims of child abuse. My 3 Angels, tells TImms’ personal story of the horrific abuse he suffered as a child, and the blessings he received later in life that helped him stay on the right path. Timms’ book, Calling All Hearts, was recognized in nation wide publication, Changing Lanes and Driving Force magazine. Timms’ most recent publication, Contract Killer, explains why 90% of the United States’ prison population have experienced some form of abuse, and why 100% of the serial killers studied have been abused as children either through violence, neglect, or humiliation.