Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck driver appreciation week is wrapping up for 2014 and we at Raney’s want to make sure everyone out there that operates a truck knows how much we value what they do for this country and how we want to make it our goal to deliver only the best products and service to our customers. The above coupon is good through the rest of the week and, as always, make sure to look for other deals and discounts featured in our email blasts and on social media.  Our “What the Truck?” competition is also continuing through the 26th so make sure to submit your picture soon! Details can be found here.

Every year, the trucking industry dedicates a week to drivers and to honoring the hard work they do while on the road. News outlets, forums, blogs and business organizations spanning the political spectrum all take the week to thank the drivers who make America great. The ATA (American Trucking Association) reports hosting their first truck driver appreciation week in 1998 and now just about every group has some form of appreciation or “thank you” posted to their websites, in their magazines or with social media.  Some groups also use the week as a time to raise money for good causes. Landline Magazine reported having an influx of donations for a charitable organization they work closely with, the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund. Part of what makes the trucking industry, and truck drivers, great is the ability to band together and help those in need. Trucker’s Against Trafficking is helping to combat the epidemic of human trafficking by bringing awareness to the industry and supporting victims of the crime.

People tend to see truck driving as just a job but during weeks like this it is so clear that truck driving is a way of life. You meet tons of people on the road, see the country in a way many people don’t get to and forgo the luxuries of a desk job to keep this country moving. In our humble opinion, driver appreciation shouldn’t be confined to just a month. The world needs to realize that if you bought it, a truck brought it.