Every year in September trucking companies, shippers, truck stops, and pretty much anyone in the transportation industry celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The purpose of this week is to honor and recognize all the truck drivers out there on the road. The same truck drivers who deliver our much needed goods safely and on-time.
This year, Driver Appreciation Week was September 13th-19th. Currently, there are over three million truck drivers in America. These people are not only some of the safest drivers on the road, but they are also some of the hardest working, dedicated individuals. Without truck drivers, this country would come to a halt. We wouldn’t have many of the things we use on a daily basis. That is why it is so important to appreciate truck drivers every day of the year, not just during Driver Appreciation Week. Appreciating a driver can be shown in many different ways, whether it be driving courteously around trucks or a simple “thank you” at a truck stop. The smallest kind gesture can make the biggest difference in a driver’s day.
Currently truck drivers are in high demand and with the driver turnover rate being nearly 100 percent, it is important for companies to show how much they care about their drivers. Companies can show they care by paying their drivers well, working with them on their hometime requests, keeping their trucks running, and working hard to get them the miles they need.
Drivers work tirelessly to deliver the things that we can’t live without, and it is our duty to be thankful for all that they do.
From your friends at Melton, thank you truck drivers! We appreciate you every day of the year!