In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 12-18), 96% of truck drivers surveyed agreed that they feel their job is appreciated, perhaps more so during the challenging times presented by the pandemic, according to a Truckstop.com survey.
“Almost everything we purchase is delivered by a truck. Not a day goes by that we aren’t thankful for the roughly 3.5 million hard-working truck drivers who play an integral role in keeping our economy moving,” says Paris Cole, CEO, Truckstop.com. “During this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we are reminded of the millions of miles logged by these women and men every day and remain grateful for the sacrifices they make to ensure our goods make it to their final destination.”
From PR Newswire:
- According to the survey, over half of drivers (56%) noted that they feel proud to deliver essential goods and services to fellow Americans.
- 44% faced uncertainty on how changing restrictions would interrupt their job.
- And, over half of respondents (53%) view being a truck driver as a reliable second job to increase their income.
- For many truck drivers, the flexible schedule (63%) and pay (54%) were the main attractions to the profession. Almost half (45%) of drivers surveyed also noted that they’ve always wanted to pursue a career in trucking and 37% have continued their family businesses.
- They have also seen several changes in the profession over last five years, including more ethnic diversity among fellow drivers (62%), more gender diversity among fellow drivers (60%), and more diversity in the age of fellow drivers (59%).