National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Starts September 13 – 19!
In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Truck Service, along with American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is thanking the millions of professional truck drivers who work every day to deliver America’s freight to our communities.
During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 13-19, 2020, will mark a special celebration of America’s Highway Heroes and pay tribute to all that professional truck drivers have done to help carry America through the coronavirus pandemic and keep our economy and communities moving forward. As essential workers, the efforts and contributions of frontline truck drivers are deserving of America’s gratitude and appreciation.
Celebrated annually, this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week takes on a special meaning due to the spread of COVID-19. Professional truck drivers stepped up when they were needed most and have kept the economy on its feet despite facing unprecedented obstacles.
There are more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers nationwide that deliver the goods and products our communities need. Everything from the food on the shelves in grocery stores, to the medical equipment in hospitals – 70% of America’s freight tonnage is annually delivered by truck, which amounts to over 10 billion tons. These professional men and women log over 400 billion miles every year and roughly, 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry as the only method to receive their goods and commodities.
This week is a way to show appreciation to the professional men and women who not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, but also keep our highways safe.
To learn more about how essential truck drivers are to their communities and the economy, or for more information on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2020, please visit www.ntdaw.org.