It’s Time to Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Have you thanked a truck driver recently?

Here at Paramount Freight Systems, we believe professional truck drivers make a difference each and every day in moving America forward. That’s what we’re always happy to take part in celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, set for Sept. 13-19.

The numbers speak for themselves when you consider the impact that trucking has on America. According to the American Trucking Associations, approximately 3.4 million professional men and women are employed as truck drivers. These professional drivers:

  • Log 3.4 million miles each year
  • Drive 3 million heavy duty Class 8 trucks
  • Deliver 9.7 billon tons of freight
  • Use 37 billion gallons of diesel fuel

“The trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy,” the ATA says on its website. “Nearly 70% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. Without the industry and our truck drivers, the economy would come to a standstill.”

It’s Time to Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

We couldn’t agree more. We value the Owner Operators and Lease Purchasers who contract with PFS. And we’re planning a celebration during this week that will include a great cook-out for all of our drivers. Look for photos of our celebration on our social media channels. Those out on the road who can’t make it into our terminal for the celebration will receive a extra stipend to cover a meal on the road. It’s a small token of appreciation to these drivers for the great work they do.

National Truck Drivers Appreciation Week was started in 1988 by the ATA as a way to honor the professional truck drivers and the important role they play in our nation’s economy.

“National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a tremendous tradition, one that ATA is proud to carry on each year,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, in a press release. “We value the men and women who safely deliver our nation’s goods, and keep America moving forward, and we encourage fleets and shippers to honor their drivers for their hard work and commitment to the industry during this week and every week.”

We value the professional truck drivers who contract with us as Owner Operators and Lease Purchasers. That’s why Paramount Freight Systems offers a variety of benefits including a sign-on bonus, discounted truck and health insurance, discounts on fuel, parts and tires, a lease purchase program, plus quality home time.

We hope you take the time to join us in thanking professional truck drivers and celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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