ATA to sponsor National Truck Driver Appreciation Week video contest

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The American Trucking Associations will sponsor a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009. The contest aims to celebrate the 3.5 million professional truck drivers delivering life’s essentials across the country every day.

ATA is seeking amateur submissions from 1 to 2 minutes in length explaining why professional truck drivers are essential. Entries can be produced with simple cell phone or home video cameras – with the emphasis on creativity/message, rather than production values. The winning video will be displayed on ATA’s website.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 will take place Nov. 1-7. The deadline for contest submissions is Oct. 15. Entries can be sent to or American Trucking Associations, ATA Image and Outreach, 950 N. Glebe Road, Suite 210, Arlington, VA 22203.

Submissions also can be posted to YouTube, tagged with “ATATrucksBringIt” and the URL e-mailed to