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Recognize Drivers and Their Families During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Note from the team at NTI:  We find it important to always recognize all that is brought to us by a professional truck driver and we thank you for all that your organization does to support safe delivery of goods across America.  

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week – September 13-19, 2015

Do you have your plans set for making next week special for your team members?

It’s not too late if you don’t!  Check out the NTDAW page on the ATA Website to download a sample press release or sample proclamation!  http://www.trucking.org/Appreciation_Week.aspx

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. These 3.4 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also keep our highways safe.

NTDAW 2015 ideas from the ATA

√Plan a terminal tour or a ride-a-long with your local or federal elected officials or invite the media to come out and show off your facility and learn about the trucking industry

√Invite the media or elected officials to your NTDAW events – let them meet the drivers; learn how safe they are; and THANK THE DRIVERS for delivering America

√Host a barbeque for your drivers and/or your drivers and their families

√Hang a banner where not just your drivers can see – but the public can see as well

√Volunteer to help your state trucking association with their NTDAW efforts

√Send a personalized note to your drivers thanking them for a job well done

√Call into local radio stations, talk about your safe professional team & ask the public to thank them

√Secure raffle items and host a raffle for your professional drivers

√Wash windows as the drivers pull out of your facility

√Pack a healthy snack for the drivers to take with them on the road—include a thank you note

Additional NTDAW 2015 ideas from The National Transportation Institute

√Incent Operations Personnel to bring drivers in to terminals (minimum set to 50% or greater!)

√Make a compiled list available to drivers of all retail locations offering specials to drivers all week

√Send a note to your customers about the significance of this week and encourage participation

√Make available all week to take on the road 24/7 fresh fruit, chilled water bottles and hot coffee

√Clean all driver lounges and increase perks like showers, laundry, haircuts, etc. for the week

√Your Opinion Counts!  Place suggestion boxes in lounges and make available pens/input sheets

√Send a special note to drivers’ families recognizing them for supporting your driver while away from home—they too contribute significantly to your business, our industry and their communities!

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