Celebrating Truck Drivers and Their Commitment to Delivering for America

Each day, millions of Americans get behind the wheel and head out on the highways. Some of them are off to the grocery store, some to their place of work and others on road trips, but 3.6 million are professional truck drivers. Included in that number are the hard-working professional men and women that deliver goods to keep business moving for 24/7 Express Logistics’ customers.

From the food we eat, the clothes we wear, to the medical supplies and equipment we use to stay healthy – professional truck drivers get things where they need to be, on time, safely, and securely for communities across America.  

This year, during the second full week of September, we officially celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). Here at 24/7 Express Logistics we celebrate our drivers year round. Before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic, professional truck drivers take on a heroic role by delivering the essential goods to our country. The sacrifices that professional drivers made to help carry the nation through the pandemic must never be understated. To deliver for American families, drivers put their own health, and the health of their families on the line. Their dedication and sacrifice is deserving of our praise, recognition, and appreciation. 

Truck drivers deliver over 10 billion tons of freight every year, which is about 70% of all the freight moved in the U.S. In the United States, 80% of communities – cities and towns just like the many communities we serve surrounding Kansas City and St. Louis across the Midwest – receive all their goods via truck.

The trucking industry is the backbone of our economy, and our professional drivers are the industry’s heart. Their commitment to safety and dependability ensures our quality of life remains intact – even during a global pandemic.

Next time you’re in a grocery store, take a minute to notice how stocked the shelves are – and have remained, even during the most trying moments of the pandemic. Then think about the professional drivers that delivered all the food you, and everyone else you know, put into your carts and brought home to your families. When sitting at home, maybe in your home office, look around and realize that everything inside it was at some point in the back of a truck before it got to where it is now. 

When next at a restaurant or picking up takeout, think about the meal you’re about to eat and how the ingredients were very recently delivered by truck. Think about all the jobs truck drivers have made possible out of the commitment to do theirs. 

The next time you’re cruising down the highway and pass by a truck, give them the famous honking sign – they’ll love it! If a passenger in your vehicle is able to capture the moment on video, post it to social media and include the hashtag #honkforhighwayhereos and #thankatrucker. 

Take a moment to be thankful for the efforts of America’s truck drivers and recognize that without them, your home, your workplace, your dinner table, and your life, would look very different. 

Our most sincere thanks to America’s professional truck drivers, who truly do move our great country forward.

To learn more about 24/7 Express Logistics and opportunities we have for drivers, visit 247ExpressLogistics.com/careers today.

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