National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is Sept. 11-17, and the Truckload Carriers Association reminds professional truck drivers that freebies, entertainment, special events and discounts will be available to CDL holders during NTDAW by checking DriverAppreciation.com before they hit the road. The website sponsored by TCA and its industry partner, uDrove, allows professional truck drivers to locate upcoming NTDAW activities taking place in North America and plan their schedules accordingly.
Events can be searched within a specified state/province, city and/or distance in miles from a city. Event listings provide not only basic contact and location information, but also the type of activity (free meal, discount offer, prizes/gifts, etc.), drivers who may attend (all CDL holders, only CDL holders affiliated with the host company, etc.) and if the general public and media are invited to participate.
“There are so many companies honoring professional drivers during Truck Driver Appreciation Week that the industry really needed a clearinghouse to keep track of them all,” says Gary Salisbury, TCA chairman and the president and chief executive officer of Fikes Truck Line Inc. of Hope, Ark. “We encourage drivers to check back frequently as new events are added, and of course we also encourage trucking companies and industry suppliers to make sure their activities get listed so everyone can find them.”
NTDAW is an annual industrywide effort to honor and recognize professional truck drivers and to draw public attention to the role that trucking plays in the economic growth of North America.