It’s been a challenging year for truck drivers working around-the-clock to deliver critical medical supplies, food and other essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those hauling relief provisions to several states ravaged by wildfires and Hurricane Laura.
Starting Sunday, the trucking industry will come together to celebrate truck drivers during National Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13-19.
Companies like PAM Transport, Driver Solutions, Schneider, Averitt Express and Shell Rotella, are offering giveaways or special discounts to honor America’s professional truck drivers. Social distancing because of COVID-19 has proved challenging this year and some companies have had to change their annual activities compared with previous years.
Here’s a look at some of the ways drivers are being appreciated this week.