Why Truck Driver Appreciation Week Matters to All of Us

History of Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck Driver Appreciation Week began more than 20 years ago as a way to thank and recognize the more than 3.5 million truck drivers who crisscross our country’s highways each year. In 1998, the American Trucking Associations declared the third week in September as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Since then, the week has become a yearly tradition to celebrate truck drivers and their contributions.

Why Truck Driver Appreciation Week Matters

Truck driving is a grueling and demanding job with long hours, arduous weather conditions, and physical demands. Yet, truck drivers continue to do their job with an unwavering spirit of grit and resilience. They are the unsung heroes of our nation’s supply chain, working across the country to ensure that the products we rely on are delivered safely and on time. Though we might not always see it, drivers' work makes our lives easier and more convenient in countless ways.

How to Celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a great way to show gratitude for the drivers who make many aspects of modern life possible. From providing free coffee and donuts to drivers to creating a hashtag campaign on social media, there are many ways to show your gratitude for these workers. Anyone can participate from carriers, family members and the communities where they live.

Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an important tradition that allows us to recognize and thank the men and women who spend endless hours behind the wheel to keep our country moving. Their hard work and dedication to delivering goods and supplies deserve to be commended and honored. It is essential that we appreciate the vital contribution they make to our economy. So, let’s take the time to say thank you to all of these drivers during Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

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