September 10th – 14th is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States. The commemoration was created by the American Trucking Association (ATA) to thank the drivers that keep the transportation industry moving.
TRAC Intermodal Celebrates Truck Drivers
TRAC is happy to honor all truck drivers throughout the country. Every year, TRAC recognizes and thanks these professional men and women who deliver our goods safely and on-time by hosting events at the following TRAC locations throughout the week: Bayonne and Elizabeth, NJ; Jacksonville, FL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Los Angeles and Oakland, CA; Columbus, OH; and Seattle, WA. Planned activities include handing out meals, snacks and gifts to all truck drivers who visit these locations.
Important Facts About The U.S. Trucking Industry
Truck drivers deliver all of the essential goods throughout the country. The following showcases how vital their work is for our lives and our communities:
- If you lined up all of the 15.7 million trucks currently in use in the U.S., they would reach the moon
- More than 80% of U.S. communities rely exclusively on truck drivers to deliver their goods and commodities
- Trucks deliver more than 70% of all freight tonnage in the United States
- A typical U.S. commercial truck driver logs 105,000 miles per year
TRAC Intermodal values the men and women who safely deliver our nation’s goods and services to keep America moving forward. Join us in celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.