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#ThankATrucker - LANA Fleet Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The Backbone of America

Every year, during the second week of September, our nation comes together to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. This week-long observance is dedicated to recognizing the hard work, dedication, and vital role that truck drivers play in our economy and daily lives. In this blog post, we will delve into the history of this important holiday, explore the significance of the trucking industry, and spotlight how LANA Fleet's innovative solution is making a difference for those who keep America moving.

The History of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, often abbreviated as NTDAW, has its roots in a grassroots movement by trucking industry leaders and organizations who sought to honor the men and women behind the wheel whose massive contributions to our daily lives and the economy cannot be overstated. It was officially established in 1998 by the American Trucking Association (ATA) and is celebrated annually during the second week of September. The timing of this observance is no coincidence; it falls during the week of September 11th, a date etched in the nation's memory, emphasizing the trucking industry's importance in times of crisis and everyday life.

The Importance of the Trucking Industry & Truck Drivers

Before we take the time to discuss how LANA Fleet is contributing to the trucking industry, let's take a moment to recognize the immense significance of this sector in the United States and worldwide. The trucking industry is often referred to as the "Backbone of America," and for good reason.

Below are a few of the key pillars of importance truck drivers and the trucking industry have on our nation…

Economic Engine: Trucking is the lifeblood of the American economy. Approximately 73% of all freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes by truck, contributing significantly to economic growth. The industry employs millions of people and supports countless businesses across the supply chain.

Daily Essentials: From the food we eat to the goods we use, nearly everything we consume is delivered by trucks at some point in its journey. Without truck drivers, store shelves would be empty, and our daily lives would be drastically different.

Crisis Response: During times of crisis, whether natural disasters or global pandemics, truck drivers are on the front lines, ensuring that critical supplies, medical equipment, and relief aid reach their destinations swiftly. Their dedication is often unsung but crucial to our nation's resilience.

The importance of the trucking industry and its valued drivers cannot be overstated, especially at a time when there remain staffing hurdles in the industry, which further amplifies the recognition they receive during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

LANA Fleet’s Role In The Trucking Industry

At LANA Fleet, we’re honored to partner with companies who find creative ways to engage, recognize, and celebrate their drivers while utilizing our advanced solutions for the betterment of their operations.

Protecting Truck Drivers From False Accident Claims

Believe it or not, truck drivers face an ample number of false claims when they are involved in accidents while out on the road. With a LANA Dashcam riding along with a driver, they can be sure they are always covered should they fall victim to someone making a fabricated claim against them. Through clear-HD video that is easily accessible through the LANA Fleet mobile app and/or desktop platform, drivers/managers and quickly act and retrieve fool-proof footage that exonerates drivers from having their prized livelihoods impacted by a false claim.

LANA Fleet Tracking

Promoting Driver Safety Through Advanced Analytics

Safety is a top priority in the trucking industry, and the LANA Fleet team recognizes this. Our LANA Fleet solution includes driver monitoring systems that track behaviors like speeding, harsh braking, and sudden lane changes. By identifying risky driving habits, companies can take proactive steps to improve safety and reduce accidents on the road; allowing drivers to operate more safely, significantly increasing the protection of themselves and the logo on the side of the truck.

Redefining Fleet Visibility of Truck Drivers Across The Country

Time = Money… A concept as old as time, CallPass understands this to be true and takes immense pride in delivering those with company fleets the ability to optimize their day-to-day operations. Through both the LANA Fleet offering, our team has allowed drivers and organizations to achieve peak visibility of their fleet, further enabling them to See More • Know More • Do More.

Make an Effort To Recognize & Honor Your Fleet’s Drivers?

As we celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, let's not forget to express our gratitude to the millions of truck drivers who work tirelessly to keep America moving. Their dedication and hard work deserve our recognition and respect, not just during this special week but every day of the year. As a company take time to recognize and honor your team, below are a few ideas to get you started…

  • Promote Overall Driver Wellness
    • Your business only makes money when you have healthy drivers; reward them for keeping a healthy lifestyle or even offer gym memberships.
  • Recognize Their Families
    • Oftentimes on the road for prolonged periods of time, families of truck drivers make large sacrifices that should not go unrecognized. Tickets, meals, etc. are all great ideas!
  • Reward Good Driving Behaviors
  • Showcase Them On Company Social Accounts

#ThankATrucker Today and Every Day

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is not just a week-long celebration; it is a reminder of the essential role that truck drivers and the trucking industry play in our daily lives and the national economy. LANA Fleet takes considerable pride in helping truck drivers across the country excel and truly understands that without these dedicated professionals, our world and communities would grind to a halt.

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