In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Nevada Trucking Association, Nevada Highway Patrol, and the California Highway Patrol, along with American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is thanking the millions of professional truck drivers who work every day to deliver America’s freight safely and securely to provide for our communities.
During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13-19, will mark a special celebration of America’s Highway Heroes and pay tribute to all that professional truck drivers have done to help carry America through the coronavirus pandemic and keep our economy and communities moving forward. Often, this meant sacrificing their own health and wellbeing, or that of their families at home. As essential workers, the efforts and contributions of frontline truck drivers are deserving of America’s gratitude and appreciation.
To honor their own drivers and drivers across the country Nevada Trucking Association will be delivery gifts to members and drivers traveling through our state at the Annual Truck Driver Appreciation Day at the Truckee Scales, Truckee, CA.
There are more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers nationwide that deliver the goods and products our communities need. Everything from the food on the shelves in grocery stores, to the medical equipment in hospitals – 70% of America’s freight tonnage is annually delivered by truck, which amounts to over 10 billion tons. These professional men and women log over 400 billion miles every year and roughly, 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry as the only method to receive their goods and commodities. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving forward.
Nevada Trucking Association requests that all Americans take a few moments this week to recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices of our professional truck drivers. The efficiency and safety that truck drivers provide allow businesses and American citizens to confidently and safely ship goods across state lines and to every corner of the country – which our economy fully depends on.
Nevada Trucking Association wants to especially thank the 51,860 of professional truck drivers in the state of Nevada.