Each year, the transportation industry takes a week to recognize the unsung heroes behind the wheel that keep the American economy moving forward. This year's National Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 9-15) is the perfect opportunity for carriers and shippers alike to honor our nation's driving force.
Throughout the week, Averitt would like to encourage shippers to take a moment to thank their drivers. There are many ways you can help us celebrate and recognize the drivers that visit your business this week.
- Provide snacks and cold drinks
- Write a thank you note
- Talk with them!
Take A Photo & We'll Make A Donation
This year, we’re putting another spin on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to say thank you to Averitt's driving force.
During Sept. 9-15, for every person who posts a photo with one of our drivers on social media featuring the hashtag #OurHeroesWearRed, Averitt's founder and CEO Gary Sasser will make a contribution to Averitt Cares for Kids!
Averitt Cares for Kids is a non-profit charitable giving organization funded solely by our associates. For more than two decades, Averitt associates have touched the lives of the less fortunate through this program, which has donated more than $9 million to charitable organizations.
Share Your Driver Recognition Stories With Us
Do you have drivers that go above and beyond for your business? We want to hear from you! We'll be sharing your stories on social media throughout the week to recognize your heroes behind the wheel! Here are just a few of the many great responses from shippers that we have already received:
"Our driver is the best when there are problems with the deliveries he goes the extra mile to help us get all the information we need before departure. He is a very professional and productive and an all around asset to our company. Having someone like Jose Sanchez makes my life easier. Thanks Jose for all you do!" - Cherrie, Texas
"Tony Adams is one of the best drivers I have ever had the pleasure of working with in over 20 yrs of LTL shipping. Tony goes above and beyond daily! Always keeps in touch with me to make sure that my shipping needs are met, always timely and helpful. Could not ask for a better freight partner. One of the main reasons for my loyalty to Averitt as my exclusive LTL carrier is Tony!" - Mark, Florida
"Our driver Melvin is top notch!! Always cordial and always willing to help. Basically, my staff and I consider him a friend first and a driver second!" - Tony, Virginia
"Ronnie Hitt has been with us as long as I can remember. He was even our driver when I was working at another company on the same street. That's been almost 25 years ago! He hasn't changed and neither has his great service!" - Rick, Tennessee
"We had a situation a couple years ago where we needed to get a shipment out late in the day. It was almost 4pm when I called Shannon McFerrin's cell phone. He told me he was off that day and asked me to hold. He put me on a 3 way call with your dispatch and a truck was here in 20 minutes. That's what I call service!" - Charles, Kentucky
Do you have a driver that you'd like to recognize? Share your story on social media with the hashtag #OurHeroesWearRed or tell us about it in the comment section below!