It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 9th-15th, 2018) and we would like to say thank you to all present, past, and future truck drivers. There are many reasons truck drivers deserve our appreciation, not just this week, but every day. Discover why truckers are the heroes of the road, in disguise!
Mastered Complicated Driving Skills
Being a successful truck driver requires mastering complicated maneuvering skills. Have you ever considered how difficult it would be to operate a tractor-trailer? It’s not the small compact car you may be used to driving, instead, they are large cabs with even larger trailers attached. Getting into tight spaces is difficult and requires extra patience, dedication, and skill. Drivers can perfect their skills through a good CDL training program and gaining experience with time.
Keeping Our Economy Moving
If you bought it, a truck driver brought it. All sorts of goods are transported by truck drivers ranging from furniture, clothing and office supplies to the more essential items like food, medical supplies, and gas. Truck drivers are responsible for everything arriving on time and without damage regardless of bad weather or any other complications they may face along the way. Truck drivers play a major role in keeping our economy moving. If there were no truck drivers on the road, there would be no deliveries and our economy would essentially come to a standstill.
They’ve Made Sacrifices to Keep Us Going
Being a professional truck driver is no simple task. The biggest challenge for most long-haul truckers is the personal sacrifices they have to make. Long-haul drivers are away from home for extended periods of time. Their job requires that they spend days, or even weeks, away from their loved ones. Though it pays well, life on the road isn’t exactly glamorous. Imagine being away from the comforts of your home. Sleeping in a smaller bed or carrying your toiletries to the bathroom so you can shower. There are plenty of ways for drivers to create comfort on the road, but nothing compares to home sweet home.
As you can see, truck drivers really are the heroes of the highway. They make a major impact on our society and deserve to be appreciated! Join us in celebrating National Truck Driver Awareness Week by giving special thanks to drivers. Show them your appreciation with kind words, a friendly wave, or a nice gesture. Use this week an opportunity to thank these real-life heroes!