September 9, 2020
It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!
By Tosha Missel, PacLease Marketing Specialist
According to the American Trucking Associations, the U.S. has 3.5 million men and women who work tirelessly to ensure goods are delivered safely, securely, and on time. Join PacLease as we continue to show our support September 13-19th for Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
This year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week comes at a time when many people have been finding ways to show their gratitude for the needed resources drivers have kept moving throughout our communities. Now, as many areas began to reopen or progress to opening; drivers continue to answer the call. Truckers are the backbone of the logistics infrastructure and keep the economy moving by getting needed supplies to each corner of the U.S. In 2019, the trucking industry transported 11.84 billion tons of freight, which makes up 80.4% of the nation’s freight bill according to the ATA. The probability is high that at some point your goods were hauled by truck.
The ATA reported that 1 in every 16 people working in the United States is a Trucker. Is there someone you can reach out to and show your appreciation? For the long hours spent, packages delivered, inclement weather faced, and commitment to show up each day, PacLease would like to say thank you! Drivers… your dedication and hard work have not gone unseen.
For more information and statistics, visit the American Trucking Associations at www.trucking.org: