The American Trucking Associations, along with the industry as a whole, began its week-long celebration of the 3.6 million commercial truck drivers who are the focus of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
“The critical impact and service of the professional men and women behind the wheel who drive our economy forward every day can never be understated,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “National Truck Driver Appreciation week provides a chance for America to honor and thank these national heroes, let them know how much we appreciate them, and tell their remarkable stories.”
NTDAW, which is being celebrated virtually this year due to COVID-19, will feature promotions and celebrations hosted and sponsored by large and small motor carriers, state trucking associations, trucking industry-related companies, and America’s Road Team captains.
“There isn’t an American in any community today that isn’t impacted by the work of professional truck drivers,” said ATA Chairman Randy Guillot, president of president of Triple G Express and Southeastern Motor Freight. “America’s truck drivers provide for our families and uplift our country, often in the face of immense obstacles, and their efforts must never be taken for granted. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each and every driver for the important work they do, and encourage all Americans to do the same.”