Volvo Trucks Salutes Professional Truck Drivers Leading United States’ Economic Recovery

Volvo Trucks North America is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13-19, by recognizing the industry’s 3.5 million professional drivers for their role in transporting food, fuel, medications and other essential goods safely and on time, especially this year under the unprecedented conditions created by COVID-19.

National Truck Driver Appreciation

With professional truck drivers serving as a vital lifeline between producers and consumers, especially during COVID-19, Volvo Trucks North America celebrates this community during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 13-19).

Truck drivers comprise one of the most important workforces on the front lines of U.S. commerce and logistics. Volvo Trucks salutes their sacrifice, commitment and professionalism as they continue to work to accelerate our economy back to full speed.

“Professional truck drivers play an integral role in keeping our economy moving, and that was especially apparent since the onset of the pandemic this year, delivering everything from gasoline to groceries and medical supplies,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Volvo Trucks would like to give these drivers the recognition they deserve and thank them for their commitment to the crucial job of transporting the food, cargo, consumer products and equipment that are essential to our everyday lives.”

As COVID-19 spread across the United States earlier this year, Volvo Trucks worked with professional truck driver lifestyle media outlet CDLLife to bring nutritious, fresh meals and support to drivers who were faced with limited restaurant and diner options while on the road due to the pandemic. The campaign covered more than 3,783 miles, distributing 4,000 meals to drivers at 17 stops during the month of May this year.

Using the social media hashtags #NTDAW and #ThankATrucker on social media, Volvo Trucks is marking the week-long occasion by expressing its appreciation for professional truck drivers and reinforcing the efforts made by the company to keep drivers safe and productive on the job.

Volvo Trucks is proud to work closely with the professional drivers who are so vital to our way of life, and encourages everyone to #ThankATrucker during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

September 15, 2020

For further information, please contact Jennifer Edwards, Volvo Trucks, phone 336-392-9396, email

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