Businesses offering National Truck Driver Appreciation Week specials

Updated Sep 10, 2023
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Truckers can enjoy some perks as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which is Sept. 10-16.

Several companies are offering special deals to professional drivers during this annual celebration.

The weeklong celebration of the nation's truckers was created in 1988 by the American Trucking Associations.

Pilot has trucker specials for all of September

Pilot Company is kicking off Driver Appreciation month with exclusive offers all of September for free drinks and discounts on meals to thank professional drivers for all they do to keep North America moving. The company will also host a celebration at one of its newly remodeled travel centers in North Little Rock, Arkansas. 

In September, professional drivers will be able to enjoy exclusive savings through the myRewards Plus app at participating Pilot, Flying J and One9 travel centers, including:

  • Three free drinks every week on Pilot coff­ee, fountain drinks, and top-selling beverage brands from the cooler
  • Offers on freshly prepared foods each week— including 50% off pizza, burgers, salads, and more
  • Food and beverage discounts of 10% for military or veteran pro drivers (after authentication through
  • Additional off­ers, including food and beverage buy-one-get-one-free deals throughout the month
  • Canadian professional drivers will automatically receive an extra bonus point per four liters when they swipe their myRewards® card

Denny's, Motel 6 offer breakfast special to truckers

During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, drivers can get 50% off a breakfast meal at Denny’s locations in travel centers thanks to its new partnership with Motel 6.  The two brands have teamed up to show appreciation for America’s road warriors by launching a first-ever breakfast deal during the month of September.  

    With the Motel $6 Meal Deal Trucker Breakfast drivers can get an Original Grand Slam meal, that includes two buttermilk pancakes, two bacon strips, two sausage links and two eggs, for only $6.  

      The special is available Sept5 – Sept. 30, at all 130 Denny’s restaurants found in travel centers 

        Truckers can join My6the free rewards program from Motel 6 and Studio 6to get a downloadable coupon in the My6 trucker marketplace on the app 

          To become a My6 member and receive 6% off stays at all 1,400 Motel and Studio 6 locations year-round, drivers can download the free app on iOS and Android 

          Love's recognizes truckers throughout this month

          For all of September, professional drivers can visit Love’s Travel Stops locations to redeem offers through Love’s loyalty program, My Love Rewards, and on the Love’s Connect App.

          My Love Rewards members will receive an email with two offers available throughout September. Drivers can enjoy a free Love’s-branded consumable product up to $5 in value, including Love’s water, bagged candy, salty snacks, and trail mix. They can also earn $10 in My Love Rewards points on an oil change and preventative maintenance at any Love’s Truck Care or Speedco location during the month. Members activate both offers with a single tap in the special offer email that is sent to them Sept. 1.

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          Additional Driver Appreciation Month deals include:

          • Fresh food and drink deals Sept. 11-15.
          • Free hot sandwich, bowl or fresh salad with an oil change Sept. 11-15.
          • Free Love’s hat with the purchase of a 3-pack of gloves for $9.99, while supplies last.

          Only My Love Rewards provides drivers with free fountain drink refills and showers with any commercial diesel fuel fill of 50 gallons or more. Click here for more information on the My Love Rewards program.

          TravelCenters of America offering trucker activities

          TravelCenters of America is recognizing professional drivers across the country Sept. 10-17 for their countless efforts and contributions. To honor drivers, TA said it has curated an exclusive driver experience to show its appreciation.

          Professional drivers who stop at participating locations during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week will have the opportunity to engage in activities and initiatives, including:

          • Cookouts
          • ‘Thank You’ cards with coupons
          • Window washes
          • Truck mid-trip and tire inspections
          • Goodie bags 
          • Cornhole tournaments

          The theme for this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is ‘Drivers Go the Extra Mile!’, marking TA’s 51st year. TA has a variety of programs tailored to the needs of truck drivers, including a collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, providing healthy food options for truckers on the road.