Every September, the trucking industry celebrates Driver Appreciation Week. This is a time to honor the professional truck drivers who keep our economy moving. These men and women work long hours to deliver the goods we need, and they deserve our appreciation. Here are some ways you can show your appreciation during Driver Appreciation Week.
Send a Thank-you note
A simple handwritten note goes a long way in showing your appreciation. You can drop it off at their terminal or mail it to their home address.
Give them a gift card
Gas cards, restaurant gift cards, and truck stop gift cards are all great options. You can also give them a gift card to a store where they can buy items for their truck, like Walmart or Amazon.
Bring them breakfast or snacks
A hot meal is always appreciated by truck drivers. If you can’t take them out to lunch or dinner, consider bringing them breakfast or snacks instead. Fruit, trail mix, and energy bars are all good options.
Give them a shout-out on social media
Posting about how much you appreciate your local truck drivers on social media is a great way to show your support for the industry during Driver Appreciation Week—and beyond!
Gifts and Giveaways
Showing appreciation to drivers is a common and effective way of acknowledging their hard work. A gift can not only make their life on the road easier but also demonstrate how much you value their contributions. Gifts can come in various forms- safety gear packs to ensure drivers have reflective vests, quality flashlights, extra safety glasses, and other handy tools on hand.
Let them know they are Heard
If you want to show your drivers that you value their feedback, consider using Driver Appreciation Week to announce any policy, pay, or benefits changes that have been made as a result of their input. This demonstrates that you are actively listening and utilizing their opinions to inform your decision-making processes.
We want to express our gratitude to all truck drivers for the important work they do. Your job is challenging and essential to the functioning of our country. Thank you for all that you do.
Even if you’re not a truck driver yourself, expressing gratitude can go a long way.