February 13, 2015 11:05 AM, EST

ATA’s Share the Road Drivers Show Truckers Love for Valentine’s Day

Photos by the Indiana Motor Truck Association

American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road team of professional drivers handed out healthy snacks to truck drivers Feb. 12 as part of a “We Love Truckers” event.

The rally took place at a Love’s Travel Stop in Belleville, Indiana, and included representatives from the Indiana Motor Truck Association and Truckers Against Trafficking.

“As important as it is to take care on the roads,” Share the Road’s Don Conklin, a driver with YRC Freight, said in a statement, “it is equally important to take care of yourself. While that can be hard on the road, mixing in a nutritious snack can go a long way to keeping you healthy and fit.”

Share the Road team members also handed out mugs, hats, pens, pins and Hershey’s Kisses.

“Our industry is blessed with thousands of hardworking, dedicated professionals who drive our trucks and move our freight,” IMTA President Gary Langston said in a statement.

“If events like this one can show, even in just a small way, how much we appreciate what they do for our industry and our country, then we’re proud to be a part of them,” he said.

“I’m incredibly proud to be a professional truck driver,” said Share the Road’s Bill Minor, a driver for Con-way Freight, “but I’m more proud to do things that let my fellow drivers know how much they are valued.”