I haven’t grown up in a family of truckers, but I have come to appreciate truckers for what they do every day. Maybe because it’s because of my job, since I get to interact with more truckers on a daily basis either through the internet, in-person at the shop, or at truck shows throughout the year. Through all of that, I have met more and more truckers who have put in a lot of time and have made sacrifices for their job and their families. I know the job of and over the road trucker isn’t for everyone and it takes a special and strong-willed person to continuously travel the roads.
We live in a nation that relies on businesses selling goods to other businesses and individuals to keep our economy going. Truckers play a big part of transporting needed items such as fuel, food, and materials for building homes, schools, and workplaces. I also think that due to the popularity of Amazon and eBay, more items are shipped on a daily basis. People want their items as soon as humanly possible. Even if the items are “Next Day Aired,” they still have to travel many miles on a truck to get anywhere near the customer. That’s why I do not take truckers for granted. I have yet to have someone fail me in bringing me a product at lightning speeds. Due to these factors, truckers are working harder than ever.
Whether you drive a Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, Western Star, Volvo, Mack, or International; I want to say thank you. Thank you for your continuous effort of delivering products on time, whatever the cost. This is one of the most important jobs in the United States, in my opinion, and I do not believe that truckers get the credit they deserve. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple “thank you” to your local trucker. It means more to them than what you can imagine.