National Truck Driver Appreciation Week begins Sunday, Sept. 8, and a number of truck stops, trucking organizations, fleets and others are showing their appreciation for drivers by offering deals and recognizing truckers for their hard work.
NTDAW is a week dedicated to celebrating truck drivers in the U.S. spearheaded by the American Trucking Associations, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 through Saturday, Sept. 14. ATA says the week is coordinated each year to show the country’s 3.5 million truck drivers that carriers, shippers and the rest of the industry appreciate the job they do.
Some other promotions and efforts taking place during the week include:
iLuvMyTrucker: Overdrive sister site Truckers News opened nominations for its iLuvMyTrucker contest, which gives the opportunity to recognize truck drivers. The best of the submissions will be published on the Truckers News site throughout the week. Truckers in the five best entries will receive a $25 Subway gift card for the recognition.
TA-Petro: Throughout September, TA-Petro will be giving special offers to UltraOne members by email. A number of TA-Petro locations will be hosting events and activities for drivers throughout the month as well. A full list of locations and their planned events can be found here.
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Roadrunner Transportation Systems: Roadrunner is celebrating truckers during NTDAW by recognizing its Driver of the Year Award winners. Winning Roadrunner drivers are:
- Marcus Williams – Houston, Texas
- Kevin Phu – Commerce, California
- Ravindra (Ravi) Megha – Cleveland, Ohio
- Henry Gantner – Dallas, Texas
- Mike Schmidt – Burlington, Wisconsin
- James Hyde – Charleston, South Carolina
- Shawn Beard – Brandon, South Dakota
- Wes Coffee – Brandon, South Dakota
- Thomas Delong – Mars Hill, Maine
- Kelvin Vann – Norcross, Georgia
- Carey Vandgiler – Little Rock, Arkansas
- Chad Moore – Kokomo, Indiana
- Juan Jasso – El Paso, Texas
- Clarissa and Bill Keuhs – Belleville, Michigan
Washington Trucking Associations: WTA will be giving drivers free breakfast and lunch at different locations throughout the week next week. Breakfast will be served from 6-9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drivers can grab food at the following locations:
- Monday, Sept. 9, at Scatter Creek Rest Area
- Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Bow Hill Weigh Station
- Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Spokane Freightliner NW
- Thursday, Sept. 12, at Grandview Weigh Station
Dart: Dart is offering its drivers breakfast and/or lunch at its Eagan, Pontoon Beach, Lancaster, South Atlanta, Sellerburg and Vandalia terminals during NTDAW. There will also be giveaways and prizes.
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Bendix: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems offered words of support for drivers ahead of NTDAW.
“Every hour of every day, we all depend on the things that America’s professional truck drivers bring into our lives,” said Barbara Gould, director of corporate communications at Bendix. “Their skill and commitment are unmatched in being necessary to highway safety, and their around-the-clock dedication keeps the country and its economy moving forward in countless ways. All of us at Bendix offer sincere gratitude and a pledge to keep working in pursuit of the technologies, training, and solutions that will help keep them safe and their vehicles operating in good condition – so that they can return to their loved ones at the end of their travels.”