Although we may have just passed Labor Day, that doesn’t mean we aren’t still looking to celebrate some of the hardest working Americans out there. September 11th marked the start of this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), presented by the American Trucking Association (ATA).
The weeklong celebration serves to recognize the nearly 3.5 million men and women who keep the nation moving through the freight industry. Everyone from motor carriers and industry suppliers to state trucking associations has come together to host appreciation events nationwide.
As ATA’s president and CEO, Chris Spear said, “this week is about raising public awareness and support for the important work professional truck drivers do in our communities year round.” He went on to mention the impact these safety-minded professionals have on every aspect of American life, delivering critical goods like medicine, food, and books at millions head back to school.
Who’s Celebrating NTDAW 2016?
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is truly the time for the industry to shine and many businesses agree. For Gophore, it’s the constant effort to provide the efficiency that finished vehicles logistics professionals crave through integrative software. Really though, there are so many aspects of the trucking industry that deserve our utmost respect and praise.
Night and day, through the worst weather and holidays — it’s the American trucker and their network of rest stops, dispatchers, mechanics, and tech companies who make the journey from point A to B a possibility.
Among the companies celebrating NTDAW, there are several other events to honor trucking taking place throughout September. For the entire month, Love’s is actually giving away over 20 million My Love Rewards points, allowing up to 2,000 of its loyalty members to win 10,000 points instantly. Drivers can enter to win 500,000 points (a $5,000 value) by swiping their cards for fuel, merchandise, or tire care.
Denny’s is offering special discounts and prizes at their travel center locations, including sweepstakes to win a year’s worth of Grand Slams. Other companies like RoadPro and are giving away products from brands such as SiriusXm, Globetech, Garmin, and much more.
Making This Week Count
Just in time for the weeklong celebration, Trucking Moves America Forward is also extending its educational outreach program showcasing the necessity of truck drivers in the United States.
To find a complete list of everything going on for 2016’s NTDAW, head over to the ATA’s official website.
Everyone from staffing agencies to the software keeping truck drivers safe and connected is taking this week to praise the men and women who make America great. Although The 2016 NTDAW lasts only a fraction of the time drivers spends delivering nearly 70 percent of all freight transported annually in the U.S., we should all strive to keep this industry flourishing. On behalf of Gophore and AllTruckJobs.com, we salute you!