The second week of September can signify a lot of things: the start of the football season, kids going back to school, the beginning of fall ‒ but it also marks a time to recognize the millions oftruck drivers across the country with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW).
A National Movement to Recognize Drivers
根据这一点美国货运协会（ATA）, truck drivers are responsible for moving 70 percent of America’s freight each year. In addition, 80 percent of U.S. communities rely solely on truck drivers to deliver their products and goods.
Throughout the week, NTDAW celebrations are taking place across the country, albeit with a slightly different agenda due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In years past, NTDAW would include events such as presentations, barbecue cookouts and other get-togethers.
虽然许多这些庆祝活动将在2020年在自然界中虚拟，但ATA将会有promotions and other activities密切配合carriers, state trucking associations and America’s Road Team Captains.
A Total (Road) Team Effort
根据ATA，America’s Road Team是一个国家公共宣传计划，即“意在象征着美国的350万个专业卡车司机，并作为专业奉献精神和团队合作精神的集会点，以安全，安全地，准时地提供美国的货运。”
The Road Team itself is composed of a select group of drivers who demonstrate the importance of truck driving through outstandingsafety records和卓越的驾驶技巧，通过激情来传播关于保持我们国家高速公路对使用它们的所有人的重要性的重要性。
From interacting with state and national policymakers to educating students, communities and media members, America’s Road Team helps to educate all of us on the role of truck drivers ‒ not only in keeping our roads and highways safe but also demonstrating the crucial job these men and women have in keeping our economy moving and supply chain intact.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is making this year’s NTDAW festivities more virtual than in a typical year, there are still many ways for you to get involved in showing your appreciation for the dedication and work of our nation’s truck drivers.
除了这些ATA资源，行业出版物Transport Topics is keeping tabs on events going on throughout the week to commemorate NTDAW. Whether you are working in an office, at a terminal or at home be sure to check out this资源页面to find out how drivers are being recognized across the country during NTDAW.
Trimble’s Commitment to Truck Drivers, Both Today and In the Years Ahead
如上所述，卡车司机在保持我们的角色方面发挥着至关重要的作用supply chain movingand we are humbled to provide our customers and their drivers every day with the technology to stay safe, efficient and productive on the road.
While we are dedicated to the work of fleets and drivers today, the demands of the supply chain are only likely to increase in the years ahead - with global supply tonnage expected to grow by at least 50 percent in the next two decades.
As consumers’ buying behaviors change and the world's supply chain becomes more connected than ever, the work of the people behind the supply chain, including drivers, is only going to intensify. At Trimble, we are anticipating this shift and are building the solutions to not only support the supply chain today, but in the months and years to come.
Contact us todayto find out more about how we can help you and your drivers stay safe and productive with the solutions to grow alongside your business and as the supply chain continues to evolve.