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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

A proclamation was signed declaring Sept. 13 through 19 as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Accepting the proclamation was Todd Rupple, President of Preferred Materials, stated, “It is very exciting that Mayor Terry Gardner would recognize the importance of truck drivers. They get nowhere near the amount of recognition or thanks that they should.”

“There are 3.5 million drivers in this country, and they go out every day, they work hard, they’re dedicated, and they don’t give up. 80% of communities rely solely on drivers in trucking industries to deliver their goods. They’ve kept the economy going during the pandemic. They keep America going.”

Mayor Gardner stated, “The trucking industry is the backbone of the nation. They get it from the manufacturer to the supplier. It’s important that we recognize our drivers, during this week especially, but also throughout the entire year. We appreciate them for everything they bring to our economy and our community.”