Minnesota-based third-party logistics company C.H. Robinson today announced its plans to thank truckers as part of Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11-17.
The company's two-week long promotion includes $100,000 in giveaways directly to truck drivers in recognition of the 100,000 miles on average they travel every year, according to a statement from the company. It also encourages people everywhere to share their own thank you notes on social media. For every thank you message posted using #ThanksForEverythingLiterally on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram, the C.H. Robinson Foundation will donate $5 – up to $25,000 –to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.
C.H. Robinson will also be giving away $1,000 10 times a day, each business day, from Sept.11 to Sept. 23 to carriers who enter by booking and picking up C.H. Robinson loads.*
“We appreciate truck drivers every day of the year, and Truck Driver Appreciation Week especially gives us another opportunity to take a step back, reflect and truly recognize the people who help make our world go ‘round,” said Mac Pinkerton, President, North American Surface Transportation.
The campaign kicks off with C.H. Robinson employees honoring truck drivers in person with complimentary food, drinks, and prizes at Trail's Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minnesota. This inaugural truck stop event takes place on Monday, Sept. 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. C.T.
For more information on how truck drivers can enter to win and how the public can get involved, please click here.