Many don't realize it but, nearly every aspect of daily life is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods and resources people need. As a matter of fact, more than 80% of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking for the delivery of their goods and commodities.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an important time for America to pay respect and thank all the professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in undertaking one of our economy's most demanding and important jobs. These professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, but they also keep our highways safe.
Did you know?:
There are over 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S.
Total industry employment is 7.8 million or one out of every 16 people working in the United States
U.S. trucks moved 10.23 billion tons of freight in 2020
Grocery stores would go out of stock in just three days if trucks stopped driving
There are 892,078 for-hire carriers and 772,011 private carriers in the U.S.; 97.4% of them have fewer than 20 trucks and 91.3% are operating six trucks or less
In celebration of our nation’s truck drivers, Sentry is holding daily sweepstakes for $500 Visa® gift cards from September 12–18. Drivers with a valid DOT number can enter once per day and do not need to be insured with Sentry in order to be eligible. The seven winners will be selected on Monday, September 19. Check Sentry's Facebook page daily starting Monday, September 12, for more details and your chance to enter! For additional information and contest rules, visit Sentry's National Truck Driver Appreciation Week sweepstakes page.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND STAY SAFE!