National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Government, Logistics

Trucker Turned Politician Proposes Bill Honoring Alaska’s Drivers

Alaska state Sen. Robert Myers with truck Sen. Robert Myers frequently drivers a rugged stretch of highway known as Haul Road, transporting equipment to the Alaska pipeline at Prudhoe Bay. (Office of Sen. Robert Myers)

An Alaskan state senator and professional driver is sponsoring Truck Driver Appreciation Day legislation to permanently recognize truckers for their service.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 18, 2022
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: In Hard Times, Truckers Deliver

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a time to remind the public of the debt of gratitude owed to these unsung heroes.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 3, 2021
Business, Safety

Companies, Organizations Honored National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

A photographic roundup of the ways in which American Trucking Associations and others thanked truckers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

September 16, 2019
Business, Safety

How ATA Celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The National Truck Driver Appreciation Week celebration at Nationals Park. Left to right: Boyer, Woodrome and Herman wave to the crowd during the event at the Washington Nationals. (Erin Granzow for American Trucking Associations)

American Trucking Associations celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which ran Sept. 8-14 and honors the trucking industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers, with a week of activities.  

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2019
Business, Safety

NTDAW Makes Big-League Move With Trucking Day at Nationals Park

NTDAW Makes Big-League Move With Trucking Day at Nationals Park A view of a game at Nationals Park (Ron Cogswell/Flickr)

If you’ve ever enjoyed nachos or a hot dog at baseball game, you have a truck driver to thank for transporting it. On Sept. 13, American Trucking Associations will do just that as it honors truck drivers during a major league baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
July 15, 2019
Editorial

Editorial: Truckers Help in Times of Need

Florence is bearing down on the southeastern United States, bringing sustained heavy rains and wind — and the potential for significant damage.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 13, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Take a Minute, Thank a Driver

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the time of year when motor carriers and others connected to trucking make a special effort to recognize the professionals who keep the freight moving. Throughout the week, special events will take place to honor them, and many of those events will feature food. Lots of it. So let’s hope the industry’s drivers have a hearty appetite!

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Salute the Heroes Who Drive Our Economy

There is one group of people operating on the front lines of our forward-moving economy. Without their hard work and sense of duty, day in and day out, our economy would grind to a halt. They are America’s professional truck drivers.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 9, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Much-Needed Driver Appreciation

Showing appreciation for truck drivers is always a good idea but never more so than now, with east Texas still drying out after Hurricane Harvey and Florida bracing for the wrath of Irma.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2017
Business, Government

3.4 Million Truckers Honored as Truck Driver Appreciation Week Continues

Mobil Delvac

The country’s 3.4 million truck drivers are being honored with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which began Sept. 13 and runs through Sept. 19.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2015

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