Virginia DOT shows appreciation for truckers


Truckers on eastbound I-264 in Virginia were flagged in by police and the Virginia Department of Transportation Monday, but no one got inspected and no one wrote any citations.

Instead, this was the 25th annual Driver Appreciation Day led by non-profit, Drive Safe Hampton Roads, the DMV, VDOT, AAA and several police departments. They came together to pass out Chick-Fil-A, donuts and drinks to the truck drivers.

The day was the brainchild of Suffolk Police Department Officer Forest Godwin.

“Yes, somebody else is thinking about the truck drivers in a positive way instead of a negative way,” Godwin told WVEC-TV.