Peterson Manufacturing is sponsoring the upcoming 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) with a new campaign that focuses on the crucial role drivers have played during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are excited to participate in this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. After all, so many drivers have gone above and beyond their typical jobs to make sure the important goods, such as food, medicines and other products that keep our economy going, are delivered on time.” said Al Anderson, vice president of sales and marketing at Peterson. “We are grateful for these men and women.”
The program, Shining the Light on America’s Truck Drivers, will be a part of this year’s American Trucking Associations’ NTDAW, which is scheduled for September 13-19, 2020. Peterson is donating $10,000 to honor 10 truck drivers who have taken extraordinary steps during the COVID-19 outbreak. On behalf of Peterson, the ATA will administer the program and provide the funds to the drivers, who they have selected on its behalf.
“National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an important time for America to pay respect and thank all the professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in undertaking one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs,” said Elisabeth Barna, ATA executive vice president of industry affairs. “These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, they also keep our highways safe.”