This year has continued to be very demanding for our nation’s truck drivers. Supply chains continue to be hit with challenge after challenge. From the height of the pandemic to meeting the current increased demand, truck drivers have had to keep moving forward now more than ever.
With that in mind, Trinity Logistics takes honoring our nation’s truck drivers very seriously and was proud to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with a truck payment drawing. Just like last year, Trinity held a drawing for truck drivers, offering 10 winners a cash prize towards their truck payment. But this year, the prizes were bigger. In 2020, winners were awarded cash prizes up to $750, but this time, 10 winners received cash prizes up to double that amount of $1,500. Additionally, Trinity partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) and Red Classic Maintenance Services to grow this year’s drawing and share TAT’s important message. When drivers entered the drawing, if they were already certified with TAT, they earned two entries into the drawing instead of one. Through the partnership of Red Classic, Trinity was also able to give away preventative maintenance services valued up to $450 to three additional winners.
Listen to our podcast interview with Laura Cyrus from Truckers Against Trafficking.
Listen to our podcast interview with Michael of Red Classic.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, professional truck drivers took on a heroic role by delivering the essential goods to our country,” says Bradley Palmer, Director of Carrier Development and Pricing at Trinity. “The sacrifices that professional drivers made to help carry the nation through the pandemic must never be understated. To deliver for American families, drivers put their own health, and the health of their families on the line. Their dedication to assure our standard of living is deserving of our praise, recognition, and appreciation every week of the year. This is the week that we make sure they hear it.”
Laura Cyrus of Truckers Against Trafficking says, “TAT has always believed that professional truck drivers, through their sheer numbers, extensive travels and the nature of their job, are crucial to keeping America moving and in a fantastic position to be the eyes and ears of our nation’s highway systems. We rely on the proud men and women of the trucking industry to engage in bystander intervention and speak up if they see evidence of potential trafficking throughout the course of their everyday jobs. The industry has always proven to rise to the occasion. With over 1.2 million people trained with TAT materials and over 1300 victims identified in the US alone, by truck drivers, we know that American truck drivers are making an impact. The pandemic has only increased vulnerabilities for those already on the margins and at risk of being exploited by traffickers, so the efforts of the trucking industry to help combat human trafficking are more important than ever. We are excited to be working with Trinity Logistics to help get the word out about this important work and hopefully motivate more drivers to join the fight. Thank you for being out there on the frontlines, every day!”
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