Founded by the American Trucking Associations in 1988, NTDAW is a nationwide program that serves as an annual homage to the dedication, sacrifices, and essential services provided by our country’s 3.6 million professional truck drivers.
Why We’re Thankful
As we go about our daily lives, these men and women work tirelessly to keep America moving, with their reach extending to every corner of the United States!
Over 80% of U.S. communities exclusively depend on trucks for their freight transportation needs.
From the food on our tables and the clothes on our backs to lifesaving medicines, construction materials, and advanced machinery, the conveniences and necessities of modern life are, in large part, made possible by trucks and the drivers behind the wheel – people whose sacrifices cannot be understated!
You see, this job is more than just long hours on the road. It involves strict adherence to safety protocols, meticulous planning, and overcoming a myriad of challenges, from inclement weather to tight deadlines. Furthermore, it involves a number of personal sacrifices, such as missed family gatherings, work through holidays, and long periods spent away from home – all to ensure that our goods are not just delivered, but delivered safely, securely, and on time.
How You Can Join Us
1. Spread Awareness: Use social media platforms to share stories and facts about the crucial role that truck drivers play in our society. Use the hashtag #NTDAW2023 to join the conversation!
2. Thank a Driver: If you see a truck driver, take a moment to express your gratitude. A simple “thank you” can go a long way.
3. Local Celebrations: Check for local events in your area that honor truck drivers. Your attendance and support can make all the difference.
4. Corporate Support: If you’re a business owner, consider offering special promotions or rewards for truck drivers during this week.
Join us from September 10-16, 2023, as we express our collective gratitude to the individuals who keep America moving.
Happy National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!