National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 set for Nov. 1-7

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The American Trucking Associations announced the dates for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009, which celebrates the 3.5 million professional truck drivers delivering life’s essentials across the country every day.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 will take place Nov. 1-7, marking a shift from previous years. These dates coincide with the start of the busy holiday shipping season. Events will take place to honor the professional driver and remind the public that everything they rely on daily is delivered by a truck driver.

“ATA is proud to continue the tradition of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week,” says Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “The trucking industry values the men and women who safely deliver not only our food, medicine and clothing, but also items like the movies you watch at the movie theater. This week is a time where companies, customers and the American family can show their appreciation and honor all drivers and their families.”