Today (Feb. 12), Share the Road professional drivers, along with representatives of the Indiana Motor Truck Association and Truckers Against Trafficking will be handing out healthy snacks as part of a Valentine’s Day themed “We Love Truckers” event in Belleville, Ind.
“As important as it is to take care on the roads,” said Share the Road’s Don Conklin, a driver with YRC Freight, “It is equally important to take care of yourself. While that can be hard on the road, mixing in a nutritious snack can go a long way to keeping you healthy and fit.”
During the event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST at the Love’s Travel Stop in Belleville, Ind., off Exit 59 of Interstate 70, Share the Road drivers, along with IMTA staff and representatives of Truckers Against Trafficking will be distributing healthy snacks as well as mugs, hats, pens and pins, and because it is near the holiday – Hershey’s Kisses.
“Our industry is blessed with thousands of hard-working, dedicated professionals who drive our trucks and move our freight,” said Gary Langston, president of the Indiana Motor Truck Association. “If events like this one can show, even in just a small way, how much we appreciate what they do for our industry and our country, then we’re proud to be a part of them.”
Share the Road is a highway safety program designed to educate automobile drivers about sharing the roads safely with trucks. The program, sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc. and Michelin North America Inc., is represented by a team of professional truck drivers with millions of miles of accident-free driving.