How America Is Thanking Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Jack Mahar, 5, set up a free refreshment stop for delivery drivers

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As America grapples with the coronavirus and daily life is altered, the nation's truck drivers are among those who are risking their personal health and doing the hard work to keep products moving to stores, hospitals and elsewhere. And their effort is being recognized.

Many users on social media are using the hashtag #ThankATrucker to send their message. Below are some examples. 


Thank you to all of the many truck drivers out there working the frontlines. Truckers are the amazing road heroes that are keeping goods moving through this COVID-19 pandemic. They are the individuals that serve a vital part in the supply chain and are keeping our stores stocked with food and supplies. Thank you, Geno Watson, for your continuous work to keep america running! • • #holdtheline #covid19heroes #covid19 #covid19art #coronavirusart #coronavirus #devinwatlington #digitalpainting #devinwatlingtonart #procreate #procreateart #procreateartist #digitalportrait #portraitart #portraitartist #frontliners #frontlineworkers #thankyouessentialworkers #thankyoufrontliners #honorheroes @adobe #modernpainter #digitaldrawing #digitalart #digitalillustration #listenly_community #quarantineart #thankatrucker #truckdriversusa

A post shared by DEVIN WATLINGTON (@devinwatlington) on Apr 18, 2020 at 1:51pm PDT


Met this cute couple in Arkansas and gifted them with 2 Dennys gift cards #dennys #treatatrucker #thankatrucker

A post shared by Angela (@married2road) on May 9, 2020 at 4:07pm PDT



Normally dedicated to traffic advisories, the dynamic message sign at the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway entrance in Louisiana gives thanks to truck drivers instead. (Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission)


In Oklahoma City March 20, TBS Factoring Service provided truck drivers with a "grab-and-go" sack lunch featuring a submarine sandiwch, water and chips. Company executives held signs up near Interstate 35, encouraging truckers to take a break and enjoy the complimentary meal.


Monica Ybarra of TBS Factoring Service holds sign reading "Sandwiches 4 Semis." (Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press)

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