Truck drivers see and hear many things while on the road. But one thing they don’t hear enough of is, “thank you.”
If it’s been a while since you’ve thanked a driver – or even made the hand gesture asking them to honk their horn – this week is a great time to start recognizing how important truck drivers are to keeping America moving. Because this week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
Over the past year, so many people have seen firsthand the importance of truck drivers. And it’s time we celebrate these essential workers who keep the supply chain moving and make sure food and products stay on shelves, deliveries continue to be made and medical workers get the PPE they need.
Because they deserve more celebration, Centerline Drivers decided to go beyond one week of celebration. We started our Respect the Drive program to celebrate and recognize drivers this month and throughout the year. By respecting the drive, we are only thanking drivers for their hard work and dedication to the industry, but also highlighting what makes truck driving great.
There are so many great stories of drivers helping people, being selfless and going above and beyond every day. And to each of them, I want to say thank you. Thank you for all your hard work, for being on the front lines and for keeping America moving. You are truly amazing and deserve all of our respect and admiration.
As we move toward the holiday season and expect presents and goods to be delivered, we all should take a pause, appreciate our truck drivers and respect the effort, training and perseverance it takes to drive a truck. It’s not an easy job, but it’s an essential one.
Truck drivers move 71 percent of all goods in the United States, but for so long were just a large thing to pass in the left lane of the interstate. Let’s Respect the Drive by continuing to appreciate our drivers, embrace the importance of the trucking industry and offering our praise and respect. How will you #thankatrucker this week, month and year?