Most people know being a Professional Truck Driver is not an easy job. But it’s essential, both during a pandemic and every other day. They are responsible for hauling close to 11 billion tons of products across the country every year – that’s about 70% of all goods carried from one location to another in the United States. The average truck driver will run over 100,000 road miles every year, but, despite their longer-than-average time on the road, they’re still managing to keep our roads safe, getting in 3 times fewer accidents than non-commercial drivers.
Every year, the trucking industry celebrates these heroes of the road during National Driver Appreciation Week. This year, September 13th through 19th, is no different. In the spirit of this week, our customers have a few messages for our drivers:
I appreciate the excellent service the U.S. Xpress drivers provide Sam’s Clubs across the US! We realize it’s a difficult job, especially in these times. However, one undeniable fact is, the work you do is a critical link in the supply chain, and I want to thank you for your contributions to our success. Thank you for all you do! – Senior Manager, Sam’s Club
U.S. Xpress drivers are essential members of our supply chain team. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to serving Dollar Tree & Family Dollar means our stores remain well-stocked and ready to serve our customers. We know it’s a tough job you do for us, and we want you to know that we appreciate all of your efforts. Thanks for everything you do. Keep up the good work! –Vice President of Outbound Transportation, Dollar Tree/Family Dollar
Now more than ever, our customers and communities count on us to deliver for them. As a major part of our supply chain, U.S. Xpress drivers are a key component in making it possible. Thanks for everything you do every day to serve out stores and our customers. – Senior Executive, Dollar General
U.S. Xpress drivers make it possible for us to touch lives and improve life every day. We count on them to deliver brands like Pampers, Mr. Clean, Swiffer, Old Spice, Olay, Gillette, Secret, Charmin, Pantene, Bounty, and Puffs to our retailers and on to our consumers. Your consistency, mastery, dedication, and courage are incredibly appreciated. –Vice President NA Market Operations Purchases, Proctor & Gamble
On behalf of Meijer and the entire Meijer Logistics team, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to U.S. Xpress drivers for their efforts over the past year. Your hard work and dedication on a 24/7 basis allow a continuous flow of product to our stores, keeping our neighbors, families, friends, and communities fed. You are an integral part of our team, and your dedication to safety and service are noticed and recognized. Thank you for all that you do. – Outbound Logistics Manager, Meijer
We at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar really appreciate what U.S. Xpress driver do to make us successful. We realize the sacrifices you make every day to service our stores and distribution centers. Please know that you’re an integral part of our team and, from all of us, thank you so much for all that you do! Continue to drive safely. – Vice President of Inbound Transportation, Dollar Tree/Family Dollar
From a pandemic to civil unrest, in 2020, the nation was rocked by so many events. Throughout it all we could count on U.S. Xpress drivers to be the lifeline to our stores and customers. Your ability to be an everyday hero was not forgotten. As part of Driver Appreciation Week, we want to thank you for your hard work and dedication. We truly appreciate all the Professional Truck Drivers who deliver our merchandise across the U.S. You’re an integral part of our supply chain and a key element to our success. Congratulations on all you have accomplished in 2020. Please keep up the great work! –Senior Manager of Domestic Transportation Operations, The Home Depot
Driving is never easy, but 2020 has been a particularly difficult time to be a Professional Truck Driver, making this year’s Driver Appreciation Week more important than ever. We’re proud to work alongside such hard workers every day and we’re happy to have the chance to celebrate them – both this week and every week.
Thank you to U.S. Xpress drivers, and Professional Truck Drivers everywhere, for everything you do for our country and our communities.