You know the saying, "if you got it, a trucker brought it to you!"
This week is a special week - it's National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and it's dedicated to honoring all truckers across the country that keep us moving forward. Almost every aspect of daily life is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods and resources we need.
The professional men and women behind the wheel have one of the most demanding and important jobs, and we thank them for their continued commitment and service to the industry. This week is a way to show appreciation to the 3.6 million+ truckers who not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, but also keep our highways safe.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is running from September 12th-18th, so let's express our gratitude to all truckers this week.
To the truckers, thank you! Read below on some of the special deals businesses are doing for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
Businesses Giving Back
Truckers, get ready to be appreciated greatly this week! There are many businesses that are giving back because you deserve it.
C.H. Robinson has sweepstakes this week, and they'll be giving out $1,000 to 10 winners daily between September 13th-17th. If you're a truck driver, all you have to do is register, and you will have 50 chances to potentially win a prize!
If you're not a truck driver but you still want to help them, you can submit a thank you note and C.H. Robinson will donate $1 to St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.
Jubitz is hosting their annual Driver Appreciation Day event on September 15th at their main campus in Portland, Oregon. If you've been there - then you know this is an amazing treat. This year’s event will have a free barbecue lunch for anyone with a CDL from 9am to 2pm. You can also RVSP for the event on their website.
They will also be giving away free swag bags and giveaway opportunities while supplies last, so if you’re nearby - make sure to stop there!
Love’s is celebrating NTDAW all September long with amazing giveaways and deals! They’re giving away 14 million My Love Rewards points during this month, including hundreds of daily winners and a 1-million-point winner at the end of the month. (This is super impressive!)
Drivers can take advantage of deals on fresh food, snacks, drinks, free food with an oil change, and even more from now until the 18th. Just make sure you are a My Love Rewards member to get these advantages!
Each time drivers swipe their My Love Rewards card during the month of September, they'll be entered for a chance to win 1,000 or 2,000 My Love Rewards points daily. They'll also be entered for a chance to win 1 million My Love Rewards points at the end of the month.
Other offers Love's are doing include:
- Free Hot to Go sandwich or Fresh to Go salad with any oil change at Speedco or Love's Truck Care (Sept. 12-18).
- Free Love's hat with the purchase of two pairs of gloves for $24.99.
Pilot / Flying J
Pilot / Flying J is rewarding professional drivers all month long with free drinks, bonus loyalty points, and many more perks! If you use Pilot’s myRewards Plus app, you can redeem a free drink of choice from each day’s brand family or beverage category on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays all September long.
You can also get free showers all month with shower power after one 50+ gallon commercial diesel fill, and earn bonus points with several ways to boost loyalty earnings throughout September.
Also, Pilot is accepting nominations throughout September for their Road Warrior contest. The annual Road Warrior contest honors truck drivers who have gone above and beyond to keep America moving, and the hardworking haulers will be awarded a grand prize of $10,000, $5,000 for second place, and $2,500 for third place. If you know someone that fits the description perfectly, nominate them through Pilot's 2021 Road Warrior contest!
Are there other businesses that are doing something special for truckers this week or throughout September? Write in the comments below and let us know!
Simple Ways to Thank a Trucker
If you know a trucker or see one this week, thank them for their continued hard work! We have some simple ways that you can do to give back to truckers.
Thank a Trucker In-Person at a Gas Station or Rest Stop
There are a few ways to express your gratitude when you see them in person. Say thank you when you see a trucker and consider giving them a gift card for gas, a local store, or a restaurant. You can also pay for their drink or meal when they’re taking a break!
Thank a Trucker on the Road
When you see a trucker on the road, give them a wave, thumbs up, or even gesture to have them pump the horn!
Most importantly, be considerate when sharing the road with a truck driver. They’re hauling heavy cargo in an 18-wheeler, so be respectful of the truckers when you’re driving. When passing a truck, make sure to signal, provide room ahead of the truck, and be aware of the trucker’s blind spot.
Thank a Trucker with a Pre-Thought Gift
Gift a truck driver a personal care package filled with essentials, like water, snacks, hand sanitizer, etc, or leave them a thank you note on your front door.