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Reasons to be thankful for truck drivers this Thanksgiving

11.26.2019 - 11:56 AM Comments: 0

This Thanksgiving, we’d like to give a huge thank you to all 3.5 million truckers in the United States! While gone unnoticed, truckers are some of the most vital workers in the country.

Being a trucker isn’t easy, especially considering how long they’re away from their loved ones. Additionally, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, trucking is considered a high-risk job, as it needs professional drivers to be active and aware for hours on end while on the road, which only makes it even more difficult.

It’s a high-stress job that needs a little more appreciation sometimes, so here are some reasons why we all should be thankful for truckers!

Deliver essential resources

When people walk around department or grocery stores, they seldom think about how their favorite products got to their destinations. 

As previously mentioned, the work performed by truckers goes largely unnoticed, but they’re vital to our day-to-day lives. 

Whether you need food, clothes, or furniture, there’s always a willing trucker available to deliver your item, in bulk, to your preferred stores. 

They spend hours, days, and weeks on the road, away from their families, going from state to state delivering goods. It’s by far one of the most humble jobs in the country, especially when you consider how little people pay attention to the trucking industry.

The fact is, truck drivers deliver essential resources on a daily basis without much fanfare. So this Thanksgiving, spare a thought for those who work day in and day out to get you all your favorite items!

Allow the economy to grow

The trucking industry is enormous and pretty much affects everyone’s daily life. To put it into perspective, the trucking industry fundamentally influences nearly every other industry in the U.S.

Nearly every company needs a trucker to deliver them something. Without them, how else would companies be able to make a profit? 

Because of its importance to other industries, trucking has a great effect on the economy as a whole. Since truckers haul products for manufacturing or for selling, they’re a vital cog for revenue throughout the country.

By connecting virtually every company, the trucking industry has made itself an essential part of the economy, and its importance should not be understated. 

This Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments or on socials media!

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