This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! It’s the one part of the year that is nationally recognized for taking time to honor all the professional truck drivers that are responsible for providing our country with the most exceptional role in our lives. We all eat, buy clothes and purchase electronics, but do you know why we’re able to do all of that? Because it traveled on a truck, right to a vendor near you.

Trucks are the backbone of our economy. There are 3.5 million people in the U.S. that drive professionally so they can ensure that all our products get delivered securely and on time. Americans rarely stop and think about how vital truck drivers are when it comes to growth in the global economy.

Here at THC, we value the men and women who safely deliver our nations goods and keep America moving forward and we encourage everyone to honor truck drivers for their hard work and commitment to the industry during this week and every other week. It’s important that we educate the public so that they understand the value of every truck driver out there and help keep the roads safe.

Truck driving is a challenging job. They spend days, weeks, and even months on the road away from their loved ones. It’s one of the most dangerous jobs in America with accidents happening daily. However, despite the long hours and the hazardous roads, they continue to keep America moving. So, next time you see a truck driver, tell them “thank you” and let them know you appreciate all their hard work.