Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2013 | Apex Capital Blog

Truck Driver Appreciation Week

by Apex Capital | September 23, 2013

Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Last week was National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and we decided to run a contest where we asked our clients to tell us what makes their truck drivers amazing, or what they have done that was above and beyond their normal freight hauling duties. All entries would be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Visa® gift card and one winning truck driver would be chosen, as voted on by Apex employees.

We received 28 entries and all were filled with great stories about drivers’ accountability, honesty, hard work, sacrifice and selflessness. We couldn’t be more proud of our clients and their wonderful drivers. We wish we could choose all of you, but sadly there could only be one winner.

The winner is………………………..

Tim Ritter!

Tim was nominated by Rhonda Ferrara with Tank Truck Lines LLC. Rhonda shared with us that Tim is always thinking of others and even helped a fellow truck driver get back to driving after he was in a traumatic accident. Tim “took that driver with him for months and slowly got him comfortable in a truck, then driving. Always helping and thinking of others.”

Congratulations Tim from all of us at Apex and thank you for being a shining example of our industry. Don’t spend all that money in one place! (Just kidding, you totally can!)

Truck Driver Appreciation

Just because National Truck Driver Appreciation Week has ended, doesn’t mean you should stop showing your drivers just how much you care. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your drivers are feeling the love.

Just say thank you: Our lives are so busy these days that sometimes, just taking the effort to say “thank you” and “I appreciate you” can make a huge difference for your hard-working truck drivers. It makes it known that their hard work and sacrifices are appreciated and being recognized. Have you said thank you or I appreciate you this week?

Coffee shop gift card: This idea is both practical and personal. Purchase a gift card to your driver’s favorite coffee shop or truck stop (We know those stops make some great coffee!) and treat them to a nice cup ‘o joe the next time they hit the road. It’s a little gesture that makes their next haul more pleasant.

Blanket branded with your company’s logo: It can get pretty chilly at night and when your driver is wrapped up in a nice blanket, he or she will think about how they are loved and appreciated they are by your company. What could be better than a real-life representation of being wrapped in the warmth of love and appreciation? (Ok, we know we’re being a little corny there….)

Those are just a few small things you can do to make sure your driver is feeling the love all year round. Do you have any suggestions for ways you have found to show your appreciation to your truck drivers and employees? Share them with us by posting on our Facebook, or tweeting us. We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

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