2017 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Highlights

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is always one of GlobalTranz’ favorite weeks of the year and this year was no different.  It is one week out of the year where we, as an industry, can step forward to thank the 3.5 million men and women who we are proud to call professional truck drivers for the work they do.

It was our privilege to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation this week by visiting several major truck stops across the country. Throughout the week, GlobalTranz employees had the pleasure of meeting over 200 drivers in person to express our gratitude and hand out gift cards. It was a rewarding experience getting to know some of the unsung heroes of our industry.

The appreciation was especially felt by a few drivers whose reactions were truly touching.  One driver, for example, was having some financial hardship was moved to tears, replying “Thank you so much, GlobalTranz is a true blessing! Another driver told us, “This is so nice, are you hiring?! If GlobalTranz treats drivers you don’t even know this well, I bet you treat your own employee’s great!”

The excitement and gratitude shared by these drivers is a great reminder of the importance and appreciation we can all share with our nation’s truck drivers.

Additional activities for the week

  • Our Chairman and CEO, Bob Farrell also joined in the recognition with a feature article in Inbound Logistics to celebrate our unsung heroes of the road.
  • A recognition of our Drivers was also displayed on billboards across America. GlobalTranz recognized drivers on billboards around Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Jersey and Houston.
  • Share in the statistics highlighted in our blog post on GlobalTranz.com that illustrates the impact drivers have on the U.S. economy.
  • We’re very proud to be part of the Mediaplanet, Empowering Our Professional Truckers campaign! GlobalTranz’ driver appreciation Ad will run in the September 15th Empowering our Truckers issue of Media Planet, a special magazine insert of USA Today.

We close out a great week by once again thanking our truck drivers and the thousands of carrier partners that work in partnership with GlobalTranz every day to keep our nation’s freight moving forward.

We encourage our customers, partners, and colleagues to check out more pictures from the week on GlobalTranz’ LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages.