They keep moving. Let’s thank them.
As we adjust our lives in response to a global pandemic, one thing hasn’t changed: the hard work and dedication of truck drivers across the country. For that, we owe them our profound thanks.
On the front lines
Just like healthcare workers and other first responders, truck drivers go wherever and whenever they’re needed. In spite of the current health crisis, they continue to deliver essential goods to communities nationwide.
Going the distance
Every day, truckers leave their families to ensure our needs are met and critical supplies are delivered. Research shows the average truck driver spends 300 days a year on the job, logging about 2,500 miles a week on the road—nearly one full trip across the U.S.
With restaurants and rest stops closed, their lives have only become more difficult.
“Being a part of this industry became my way of giving back, my saving grace.”
— James Rogers, owner-operator
“When I found trucking, it changed my life. It gave me an opportunity to be free.”
— Sharae Moore, truck driver
“I love the fact that it is a vital industry. If these trucks stop, the whole world stops.”
— Alix Burton, small fleet owner
Make a difference
Consider making a donation to a nonprofit that works on behalf of truck drivers.
Truck drivers deliver nearly 70% of all freight transported annually in the U.S.
Businesses that have their backs
These are some of the companies actively supporting the trucking community.
Moving what matters when it matters most
Uber Freight is committed to keeping carriers and drivers safe and healthy. The company has been distributing free sanitization kits, face masks, care packages, and Uber Eats credits to drivers on the road. It's also offering free coronavirus telehealth assessments through its partnership with Ro.
Supporting America’s truck drivers
McDonald’s restaurants are doing their best to stay open to provide hot meals to all customers, including truck drivers. For drivers unable to go through the drive-thru with their rigs, curbside service is available by using mobile order & pay on the McDonald’s app.
Progressive offers meals and billing leniency to its trucking customers
In response to the pandemic, insurer delivers meals to truckers through Uber Eats and offers payment leniency to customers as part of its Apron Relief Program.
PayItForward to Carriers & Drivers
Simply put, without truck drivers the world would not move. Transfix’s #PayItForward program recognizes the value carriers, owner-ops and drivers provide our country. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance in getting key essentials, we can help.
Thank you Ryder drivers, and truck drivers
As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic together, Ryder truck drivers are on the front lines everyday delivering medical supplies and essential items to consumers and businesses.
Thank you Ryder drivers, and truck drivers around the world. #ThankATrucker
NEXT Trucking helps drivers stay safe while keeping their trucks on the road
NEXT has continued its mission of empowering drivers, helping them find loads to keep their wheels spinning. The company has also donated masks and other PPE to ensure drivers stay safe.
Empowering front-line workers with supply chain visibility insights and tools
FourKites is committed to keeping goods moving around the world. Drawing on real-time insights from its data network, we provide in-depth data analysis, real-time dashboards, and helpful tips and tools that enable shippers, carriers and 3PLs to navigate this uncharted territory.
Map intelligence to support the transportation community
At Trimble MAPS, we want to do our part to help the transportation community, especially professional drivers, starting with an essential feature of the truckers’ life—the truck stop. We are providing a free safe haven web app, which identifies locations that are closed, and what amenities are available for drivers.