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Why Truck Drivers Deserve Our Appreciation

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2018

Truck drivers work tirelessly to deliver the goods we need to keep our economy moving. From the food in your pantry to the bed you sleep on at night⏤if you bought it, a truck driver brought it!

September 9th-15th, 2018 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! Here are a just a few reasons to join us this week in celebrating these heroes in disguise.

Keeping America Running

They may not wear capes or fly through the sky, but truck drivers truly are heroes of the highway. They play a vital role in our society but are rarely shown appreciation for all of their hard work. Without truck drivers, your favorite stores and brands wouldn’t be able to stay in business.

Drivers are also responsible for the more essential items including medical supplies, food, and gas. Almost anything you can think of, at one point, been hauled down the highway by a hard-working truck driver.

Saving Lives⏤Making an Impact

Not only do truck drivers make a positive influence on our economy, they are also making an impact on human trafficking. Over 500,000 trucking industry members have trained with Truckers Against Trafficking, the amount of human trafficking reported by these modern day heroes is outstanding.

As our nation continues to battle the travesty of human trafficking, these drivers took it upon themselves to make a difference. Truckers Against Trafficking trains truck drivers how to spot and report signs of trafficking activity. These superheroes are making a true impact and helping to create a safer world!

Challenges of the Trucking Industry

Being a professional truck driver is not a simple job. It takes special skills and knowledge to be able to operate a tractor-trailer. Plus, drivers are left to their own devices if something goes wrong with their truck while on the road.

Of all the challenges truck drivers face, being away from their home and loved ones is certainly the most difficult. Long-haul drivers may be required to spend several weeks at a time away from their families to make a delivery. These sacrifices are more than enough reason to give truck drivers your appreciation!


The supermen and wonder women of our roads deserve appreciation every single day of the year, but especially during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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