Let me ask, when you were a kid, what games did you and your parents or brothers and sisters or nieces and nephews play while you traveling down the highway headed for vacation? Were you counting the license tags from other states? Were you counting the number of cars of a certain color? Did you ever think to count the number of truck drivers on the road? I am sorry to admit that I don’t think I ever played that game either.
This week though, we are saluting truck drivers during National Truck Drivers week. In my humble opinion, if truck drivers stop trucking, this nation shuts down.
Now, who doesn’t love discounts? Companies like TA, Loves, Sheetz, Convoy, Pilot, RaceTrac and others are offering a ton of discounts for truck drivers this week. Just click here for all of the information.
If you want to see some unbelievable statistics about the profession of truck driving, click this link.
It’s amazing how many truckers there are in the United States alone, how many tons of freight they transport annually and how the industry is expected to grow in the years to come.
Also, why not consider a career in truck driving? In a short period of time, a number of local colleges can train and certify you to enter this lucrative career. A few of those colleges are Fayetteville Technical Community College, Robeson Community College and Bladen Community College.
In our opening paragraph. I asked about the games you played as a kid and specifically games that we played to pass the time away while going on vacation with our family. It’s so much fun to look back right? Let me say that it was so much fun putting together my list of 5 favorite songs to honor the awesome truck driver.
Below, you will find that list of 5 songs. Song number one is from the great Country group Alabama followed by C.W. McCall, Dave Dudley, Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band and a Jerry Reed song you might remember from the movie “Smokey and the Bandit.”
I hope you enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed putting it together. To those that do spend their lives behind the wheel, thank you so much.
As I said earlier, in my opinion, if the truck driver stops trucking, the country shuts down.
Be safe and roll on partner. A big 10-4 on that.