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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 15-21, 2024


National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy's most demanding and important jobs. 

On Sunday, September 15, the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA), along with American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the entire trucking industry will begin a weeklong celebration of the millions of professional truck drivers who deliver America’s freight safely and securely every day.

“Our nation’s professional truck drivers deliver for America in the most important ways, and they are deserving of our praise, recognition, and appreciation,” said John Hausladen, President of the Minnesota Trucking Association. “National Truck Driver Appreciation week is a time to rally around our professional truck drivers and show them the appreciation they deserve every day. We are thrilled to take this opportunity to recognize these men and women who show their dedication, perseverance, and determination on our nation’s highways.”

Celebrated annually, this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week runs from September 15-21, 2024. Professional truck drivers always step up when they were needed most and have kept the economy on its feet despite facing unprecedented obstacles.

There are more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers nationwide delivering the essential goods our families rely on – from food to fuel to medicine to clothing. The hard-working men and women behind the wheel safely transport over 11.5 billion tons of goods and products every year, which accounts for 70% of America’s total annual freight. 80% of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking to deliver goods.

This year, MTA asks you to join them and ATA in recognizing the significant contributions our professional truck drivers make to our lives. Their efforts contribute greatly to our quality of life and truly move America forward.

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