There’s an easy way to find out how important your job really is: consider how long the world could go without someone doing it. Really puts things into perspective, doesn’t it? Sorry, screenwriters, telemarketers, and restaurant hosts—you’re nowhere near as important as nurses, firefighters, or lineworkers. But among the crucial jobs out there, there’s another profession we all rely on and come into contact with every day, but largely overlook: truck driver.
Think about it—even the most skilled professionals wouldn’t be able to perform their jobs if someone wasn’t willing and able to deliver materials, equipment, vehicles, gas, food, or water. Our world depends on the remarkable people in the transportation industry, in ways we hardly ever realize.
So, next week, join us in celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. From September 10–16, we’re recognizing everyone who spends their days (and nights) on the road making sure everything we need gets from point A to point B… to point C, point F, point Q, back to point B, down south to point X, up north to point Ü, and so on. Here’s the week’s official description, via American Trucking Associations:
“National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 10–16, 2017, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also keep our highways safe.”
Another thing that sets truckers apart? Their compliance obligations. Truck drivers need to learn and comply with dozens more rules and regulations than the average professional does.
Here at Compli, we aim to make life easier for members of the transportation industry with our automated workforce compliance products, as well as resources about trucking regulations, technology, onboarding, retention, and more. Visit our Resources Library or check out some of our recent articles:
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Once again, we’re pleased to have this opportunity to show our appreciation to the people who keep the transportation industry—and, by extension, everything else—running safely and on schedule. Thank you, truck drivers, for all that you do!