Tualatin, Ore., September 16, 2013 -- Reddaway, along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is taking this week to honor the 3.1 million professional truck drivers who deliver America’s freight safely and securely every day.
"Reddaway drivers are among the nation's safest and most professional drivers. We honor our professional drivers as well as all of our hardworking employees who demonstrate teamwork at all levels to make sure every single shipment gets where it’s going safely, on-time, and undamaged,” said TJ O’Connor, Reddaway CEO and president. “We thank everyone at Reddaway for their focus on safety and giving their absolute best every single day to make Reddaway the best in the West.”
During this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15-21, one of the ways Reddaway will mark the celebration will be by making daily postings to its Facebook, LinkedIn, GooglePlus and Twitter social media sites. These posts will consist of interesting facts and figures that help illustrate to readers the massive importance the transportation industry has on daily life.
Across all industries, 6.9 million people are employed in trucking-related jobs (or one in every 16 people working in the United States) including over 3.1 million professional truck drivers nationwide. These professional men and women behind the wheel log close to 398 billion miles each year. In 2012 they delivered 68.5 percent of the U.S. freight tonnage--or over 9.4 billion tons of freight. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving.
America’s truck drivers are true professionals dedicated to keeping our highways safe. Americans around the country depend on the trucking industry to deliver life’s fundamentals. Take a moment and recognize the significant contributions of professional truck drivers. The efficiency and safety these drivers follow allow businesses and American citizens to confidently ship goods throughout America.
Reddaway wants to especially thank its 1,600 plus professional truck drivers spanning from Vancouver to Arizona and California to Colorado for their continued hard work, dedication to safety, service and integrity and for all they do to make Reddaway the leader in next-day delivery.
To learn more about how essential the trucking industry is, visit http://www.trucking.org/Appreciation_Week.aspx.