Truck drivers keep our economy and world moving forward. Every day truck drivers safely deliver the materials, products, and food we depend on. It’s easy to forget how critical trucking is to us all. Which is why we love National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW).

This week we’ve seen a lot of appreciation. From handouts and concerts to meals and refreshments, here are a few of our favorite stories from NTDAW…

1. Handouts at the Port of New Orleans

After resolving driver protests back in June, we loved seeing the Port of New Orleans take the high road this week when volunteers handed out water bottles, barbecue, and other giveaways.

2. The #ThankaDriver campaign by ATA

Through the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign, the ATA has been running local ads urging citizens to thank our drivers.

3. Celebration concert in North Little Rock

In partnership with the Arkansas Trucking Association, the Petro Stopping Centers along I-40 in North Little Rock hosted a lunchtime concert with country music singer-songwriter Linsday Lawler. Refreshments and lunch were served as drivers played games.

4. Hot coffee, doughnuts, and battery charges at Universal Lumpers facilities

Drivers on the West Coast dropping off at grocery distribution centers may find tables with coffee, doughnuts, and charging stations upon arrival reported Overdrive.

Trucking is the backbone of our economy. And the Motive team would like to say “thank you” to our drivers for your commitment, professionalism, and dependability.