National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is scheduled for Sept. 12-18, and many national truck stop chains are showing appreciation by offering deals to drivers, some throughout the month of September.
TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express
TravelCenters of America will celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week by hosting events at sites nationwide, offering driver-centric deals in its TruckSmart app and holding a #TADriverAppreciation social media campaign to surprise drivers with prizes.
When visiting the TruckSmart app, drivers will find deals all week on a variety of merchandise. Sites nationwide will hold special events for drivers, including complimentary cookouts, health and wellness checks, entertainment activities, window washing, mid-trip inspections and tire inspections, and more. For a full list of locations hosting events, click here.
Drivers who follow and comment on #TADriverAppreciation posts during the week will randomly be chosen to receive gift packages. The social media campaign also features a Driver Appreciation Sweepstakes, with one lucky driver chosen each day to receive a special giveaway.
Pilot Flying J
Pilot Company is encouraging everyone to join in bringing back the “Trucker Salute” and will be rewarding professional drivers all month with free drinks, bonus loyalty points and more perks. Pilot Company produced a video of the classic arm pump gesture that many professional drivers miss seeing and responding to with a friendly blow of their horn. To help bring back this beloved tradition, share a video of a “Trucker Salute” on social media and Pilot Company will donate $5 to Trucking Moves America Forward for each post that tags @PilotFlyingJ and uses the #ThankATrucker, up to $25,000. Trucking Moves America Forward, an organization Pilot Company has a long-standing partnership with, is an educational movement to recognize the importance of the trucking industry and professional drivers.
For professional drivers using Pilot's myRewards PlusTM app, the company is also offering a free drink of choice from each day’s brand family or beverage category on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the month of September; free showers all month with shower power after one 50+ gallon commercial diesel fill; and bonus points boosters throughout September.
Shell Rotella will be celebrating National Trucking Week in Canada by sharing a complimentary coffee and pastry with licensed commercial truck drivers at select Shell Flying J locations from September 7 – 11. Drivers that show their Canadian Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at select Shell Flying J locations will receive a free coffee and pastry (while supplies last) compliments of Shell Rotella, the leading heavy duty engine oil in North America.
Love's Travel Stops is giving away 14 million My Love Rewards points during the month of September, including hundreds of daily winners and a 1-million-point winner at the end of the month. Each time drivers swipe their My Love Rewards card during the month of September, they'll be entered for a chance to win 1,000 or 2,000 My Love Rewards points daily. They'll also be entered for a chance to win 1 million My Love Rewards points at the end of the month. Daily winners will be notified by email.
Additional offers include a free Hot to Go sandwich or Fresh to Go salad with any oil change at Speedco or Love's Truck Care (Sept. 12-18); fresh food, snack and drink deals each weekday; special deals for My Love Rewards members (Sept. 12-18); and a free Love's hat with the purchase of two pairs of gloves for $24.99.
Jubitz Truck Stop will host its annual Driver Appreciation Day event Sept. 15 at its main campus outside the Cascade Grill with portions of the event indoors. This event will follow all local and state mandates regarding COVID-19 at the time of the event. Previous Driver Appreciation Days have included a free lunch, on-site vendors, games and more. This year’s event will have a free BBQ lunch for anyone with a CDL from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. or as supplies last. Truck drivers will receive free swag bags filled with a variety of prizes from Jubitz and our sponsors. Every aspect of the event will prioritize safety and social distancing.
The event is sponsored by TEC Equipment, McCoy Freightliner, DAT Solutions, Harbor Wholesale, Lynco Products, Daimler, OOIDA, Strive Workplace Solutions, Pacific Northwest Truck Museum, AM-BEST, West Coast Coffee, Sysco Portland, Franz Bakery and Duck Delivery Produce.