The American Trucking Associations and its Technology & Maintenance Council announced they would be hosting the fourth annual National Technician Appreciation Week from Sept. 24-30.
“The men and women who keep our trucks moving are a critical part of our industry and are highly deserving of recognition,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “The work that technicians do is crucial to the work our motor carriers do. By maintaining our trucks and ensuring they are safe and fit for the road, fleets are able to deliver the essential goods that keep our economy running.”
NTAW will provide an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment of professional technicians. Professional technicians perform one of the most demanding and critical roles in trucking, said a statement from ATA. The week will not only acknowledge the efforts of these professionals but also help attract prospective talent to one of the most in-demand careers in the industry, according to the ATA.
“We are very excited to launch the fourth annual National Technician Appreciation Week, highlighting the professional technicians that are so indispensable to the industry,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Technicians are part of the backbone of the trucking industry. Without them making sure vehicles are ready for service and in safe condition, drivers could not make the deliveries we rely on. This is the perfect time for our industry and the general public to show their appreciation and say ‘Thank you’ to these important individuals and the valuable work they do.”