In a year where #ThankATrucker has outweighed millions of hashtags across the Internet, truck drivers can be confident this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week should be one to remember.
After the industry has lost over 88,000 truck driver jobs in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the pandemic’s economic impact, drivers are ready for some good news. September 13-19, 2020 truck drivers all across the nation will be showered with appreciation – hopefully more than ever.
“National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an important time for America to pay respect and thank all the professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in undertaking one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs,” according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, they also keep our highways safe.”
Drivers can expect discounts, shout-outs, complimentary food, prizes, and incentives from their carriers, truck stops, and more.