The trucking industry is the heart of modern America and truck drivers are the life’s-blood keeping America going. Truck drivers, like you, traverse every corner of the continent, hauling everything from oil to toothpaste. You supply hospitals with medicine. You deliver produce to grocery stores. All essential industries depend on regular shipments in order to function on a day-to-day basis. According to Big City Driver, America’s economy “depends on trucks to deliver over 10 billion tons of various commodities”. Truck drivers are essential.
Choosing to be a truck driver is a huge responsibility and a very generous act. Truck drivers give a great deal of their time to ensure America runs smoothly. They drive long hours and sometimes spend weeks away from their families to make sure every family can receive food and essentials. “80% of all U.S. communities depend solely on trucking”, according to the ATA. That means 80% of American communities would not exist without truck drivers. Because of the service they provide, truck drivers keep America going.
America does not stop during bad weather and neither do truck drivers. Rain or shine, as long as it is safe to do so, truck drivers are on the roads delivering goods. If a package was ordered in New York and shipped from California, chances are good that the truck driver will experience some sort of bad weather in between. However, the general public still expects that package to arrive on time. Truck drivers make this possible. You are willing to drive through wind, snow, and rain, so long as it does not put yourself or others at risk. The rest of America has the luxury of staying inside at the first possible hint of a rain cloud. A truck driver does not.
This is why the trucking industry is so important; you are the force that keeps America going. It means giving your time to ensure another family is able to eat. Thank you, truck drivers, for everything that you do. We appreciate your time and your service. Modern America, quite literally, could not survive without you.
A Thank You from TAFS