Appreciating the less appreciated truck driver
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DESCRIPTIONTheres more to see than what the naked eyes can perceive. To others, it might be the same, old job that is plainly ordinary and not interesting at all. You probably see them everywhere - hauling goods, crossing different routes, having little sleep and sometimes forgetting to change clothes for a day. They are usually overlooked and easily missed. Yet they are functional and committed to do their work. Noting also that even before they acquire the work, they had undergo to several tests and exam a cdl training in PA, Delaware, New Jersey or whichever state they are in to finally obtain a license and become professionals...
Driving trucks? Sure, anyone can. Theres no difference.
Theres more to see than what the naked eyes
can perceive. To others,
it might be the same, old
job that is plainly ordinary
and not interesting at all.
You probably see them
everywhere - hauling
goods, crossing different routes, having little sleep and sometimes
forgetting to change clothes for a day. They are usually
overlooked and easily missed. Yet they are functional and
committed to do their work. Noting also that even before they
acquire the work, they had undergo to several tests and exam a cdl training in PA, Delaware, New Jersey or whichever state
they are in to finally obtain a license and become professionals.
As you can see, almost everything around you should be
considered friendly reminders of how truck drivers contributed to
our lives through the years. From the meal you have just eaten to
the phone you are using for multiple purposes it was all thanks to truck drivers perseverance to transport the goods and materials that we are utilizing and enjoying today. They are usually out on
the open road and being away from their families even during
the holidays. So it isnt unusual for a truck driver to miss thanksgiving parties, anniversaries, special dinners, birthdays and
football games. They dont do it on purpose but they are left with no choice. They rather go driving away than let their families be
starving. It is recorded that an average trucker logs five hundred
(500) miles per day.
In America, eighty percent (80%) of its communities depend
on trucks entirely to transport their goods and other
commodities. In 2013, there is about nine point seven (9.7)
billion tons of cargo that have been shipped throughout the
United States, according to ATA reports.
With this consideration, the American Trucking Association (ATA)
initiated a thanksgiving week called National Truck Driver
Appreciation Week in which aims to recognize the efforts and
hard work of the countrys professional truck drivers, which happens during September 14-20, or third week of the said
month. It is an all-week event where everyone honors American
truck drivers in tackling one of the most formidable jobs yet very
critical to the countrys economy.
The National Truck Driver Appreciation Week let drivers be
treated extra special and pampered in truck terminals, in
places they are frequent and by passers-by who would like
to show their gratitude to them. There are many ways to show
your appreciation to our fellow truck drivers. You can give
refreshments and coffees on the house. It could be either
free lunches or dinners. Or maybe freebies and giveaways
like two tickets for a movie or gift certificate to a massage
spa. Anything, as long as given wholeheartedly and a lot of
appreciation, can be offered and truck drivers would love to
Why We Love Them
Truck drivers are risk takers.
They might not be holding a firearm each
on their hands but operating such heavy
equipment is already a challenge. Each
time they drive it on the road with other
vehicles (usually smaller from the size they
are operating), is a daily test of securing
safety in both vehicle parties and success
transport. Truck drivers are more prone to
accidents due to blind side or fatigued from
lack of sleep and long hours of driving.
Truck drivers are the worlds everyday heroes.
From day to night, seven days a week, and
a whole year round truck drivers never stop on delivering and picking-up the goods
for us. It is their ultimate purpose and a lot of
them feel the privilege to be in service to
their countrymen. Being able to become
the bridges of goods transport, they are our
modern-day yet infinite paragons of our
These two are only some of the reasons why
America gives so much respect on them.
They might be treated less appreciated in
most of their days it is still nice to hear and see how they commit their selves to the job
and continues to do that. So when Truck
Drivers Appreciation Week comes, take a
break and feel free to get into the fun.
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