ADS Logistics Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
It’s finally here – National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! Now is the time to accept the thanks that will surely be offered to you by those who appreciate your job as a truck driver.
Members of the public who know how important the trucking industry is may feel compelled to thank you for your efforts in this field. But many truck carriers are also taking the time to appreciate their drivers in various ways.
What Can You Expect This Week?
Truck carriers and shippers are offering everything from personal thank-yous and cards to paid time off and videos expressing thanks. They are also offering freebies that may include free food, coffee, and health checkups. Luncheons and other acts of appreciation for truck drivers will be offered through the week, too.
In fact, we at ADS Logistics are treating truck drivers to a few fun events of our own. We have been hosting activities at our Chesterton office to show our appreciation all week. If you come to this location on Thursday, Sep. 20 and Friday, Sep. 21, we are hosting free lunch at 11 am, so be sure to stop by our Chesterton office this week!
Why Should Drivers Get an Appreciation Week?
You may already know the answer, but some may still be unclear on this important point. To clear up this question, Transport Topics reported that the president of ATA, Bill Graves, attested to the following facts about truck drivers:
- 2011 saw almost 400 billion miles driven by truckers
- Almost 70% of the country’s cargo is routinely transported by drivers in this industry
- These drivers are simply invaluable to our current economy
If you didn’t already know, it should be clear by now that you have something to be proud of as a truck driver. That’s why you should enjoy the week devoted to appreciating you, whether that involves eating free donuts or attending luncheons held in your honor at ADS Logistics!