Truckers got some National Truck Driver Appreciation Week affection from Washington, D.C.
And, of course, more and more folks told Truckers News i Luv My Trucker. See who said what.
We also wandered around the internet to see what carriers were doing for and saying about their drivers. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week continues through Saturday, and so does our coverage.
The White House and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao applauded truck drivers in separate statements.
“The American trucking industry and its drivers advance our economy and provide many Americans a path to a good living in service of others. These men and women work day and night, through the harshest conditions, and endure long periods away from their loved ones to fulfill their task safely and effectively. In the aftermath of disasters, American truckers deliver life-saving supplies, lend a helping hand to communities in need, and assist in the rebuilding of cities,” said the White House in a statement.
Chao said millions of people will be “especially grateful” for drivers’ work this week as Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast. “When a disaster causes store shelves to empty, gas pumps to shut off and electrical grids to shut down, America’s truck drivers bring in the supplies that save lives, provide comfort and allow people to rebuild. So we should all be even more appreciative than usual this week for their hard work and professionalism. And let’s wish these men and women safe travel and help them out by operating our own vehicles in a safer manner in proximity to large trucks.”