The 4th of July is one of the most celebrated holidays in America. People gather around and celebrate America’s Independence in many different ways. On average during the 4th of July weekend, 74 million Americans will attend a cookout, 150 million hot dogs will be eaten, and over 600 million dollars will be spent on fireworks. Sounds like a great time right? Of course it does!
Unfortunately, some people will not be celebrating on the lake or at a cookout. Some people will be behind the wheel of a truck this weekend. These people are essential to our country. They help deliver all the things that people have the freedom to buy, use, and enjoy. Since they don’t always get to enjoy the 4th like most Americans, it is only right for everyone to thank them for what they do. Truck drivers are vital to the economy and they work hard so we can have everything we want. So, if you see a truck driver this weekend, be sure to thank them for all that they do.
Another way that pedestrian drivers can thank truckers is by driving safely. Although this weekend is one of the most fun weekends of the year, it is also one of the busiest and most dangerous holiday weekends for travel. Over 40 million people will travel 50 miles or more by car. With so many people traveling at one time, safety becomes even more important. Not every driver on the road will be driving safely, that is why truck drivers must be extra cautious during this time. If 40 million drivers on the road doesn’t make you want to drive safely, then maybe the fact that over 68 million cases of beer will be bought this weekend. This weekend has some of the highest rates for DUI and drunk driving related accidents. This number can be reduced if we all do our part. Truck driver or not, you must be extremely cautious while driving this weekend. Pay attention and be aware of the vehicles around you. Remember, the life you save just may be your own.
Have fun and be safe this weekend.