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Show a Truck Driver Your Gratitude During This Special Week!

Show a Truck Driver Your Gratitude During This Special Week!

Truck Driver Appreciation WeekWhere would we be without truckers? Daily life as we’ve come to know it would stop if truckers stopped trucking. Truckers deliver the goods and resources people want and need in order to live comfortable lives.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is Sept. 13 – 19th this year. If ever there was a year to be thankful for truckers, it’s 2020 with the Coronavirus running rampant and civil unrest in cities like Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Kenosha, Chicago, and New York. There are more than 3 million truckers out there on the roads and highways, trying to do their jobs during a most difficult time for this nation.

What are some things trucking companies can do to thank truckers during appreciation week?

We All Love Prizes!

First, who doesn’t love a prize? Why not offer some sort of giveaway via a raffle? Maybe reward truckers with prizes like iPads, CB radios, electric blankets, shower kits, or, better yet, vacation trips, all expenses paid?

And Great Food!

Of course food is always a good thing– why not offer free lunch all week? Whether it’s a packed lunch they can take on the road with them, or gift cards so they choose their own meals at rest stops along the way, free food is always a nice bonus.

Classy Gestures

What about an old-fashioned, handwritten card in the mail? Sure, it might sound corny, but truckers, like most people, want to know they’re appreciated. And something from the company that’s not just photocopied might mean something to them– a handwritten note of thanks is the kind of thing their families would hang up, proudly displaying it in their home. You could also do some social media posts giving drivers “shout outs” and letting people know what you specifically appreciate about certain people. Make a “thank you” video and share it.

Truck servicing is a good way to show appreciation for truckers. Give them a free wash! Better yet, extend the “good deals” past one week. Give them a coupon/reward book they can use in the weeks and months to come for nice little perks.

Finally, most people just think of gifts at Christmastime, but with truckers, any time of the year is a good time to give gifts, and, more importantly, show appreciation.

This Year’s Truck Driver Appreciation Week is Extra Meaningful

This Year’s Truck Driver Appreciation Week is Extra Meaningful

Way back in 1998, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week was created by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to honor some of the most vital workers to the American economy. This year, Truck Driver Appreciation Week will occur from September 13th-19th. It’s important that we annually celebrate the important role that truck drivers play. However, this… Continue Reading

How Truck Drivers Can Save Money While on the Road

How Truck Drivers Can Save Money While on the Road

Joining the truck driving industry is a wonderful career choice, since there always seems to be a massive demand for drivers, and as we found out during the pandemic, truck drivers are essential and vital to our economy. However, it can be difficult to find the discipline needed to save money, especially for new drivers.… Continue Reading

The Difficulties of Hiring Reliable Truck Drivers

The Difficulties of Hiring Reliable Truck Drivers

Few things are more important to a logistics company than having the right truck drivers in place. Hiring an inexperienced or incompetent truck driver could lead to major customer services issues, costing your company time and money as you work to rectify issues. As such, it makes hiring the right truck drivers a critical part… Continue Reading