This week (September 10-16th) is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Sponsored by the American Trucking Association, it is a week for the nation to honor truck drivers for dedication and hard work. These three and a half million men and women are committed to keeping our economy and goods moving in the right direction.
Truck Drivers are Exceptional
Lori Parks, Penmac Transportation Manager, says most people don’t realize the huge responsibility that drivers take on.
“The independence and professionalism our drivers demonstrate is exceptional,” Parks says. Drivers have to complete pre-trip inspections, post-trip inspections and be in good health to pass physicals. Additionally, they take care of maintenance, make sure everything arrives safely, and stay on a strict schedule. “Service is their value,” Parks says. “In our department, we rarely have drivers who don’t show up, or who come in late. To summarize, drivers are known for being reliable, punctual, and hardworking.”
Safety is a Priority
Safety is one of the highest priority in the trucking industry. Drivers make sure goods are delivered safely, securely, and on time. They work to keep the nation’s highways safe by making sure their vehicles are running efficiently, and always staying alert. Their safety conscious mindset prevents thousands of accidents every year.
Truck drivers have a tough lifestyle. Many have to be away from families and the comforts of home, but they are willing to work whenever needed to make sure the job gets done. At Penmac, we understand that your family is important to you, and whenever possible, we work with our drivers to make sure they are home as much as possible.
Penmac Transportation’s Here to Help!
If you’re looking for work, or need help with staffing, Penmac Transportation can help. For job seekers, we hire drivers with CDL A, B, and C licenses for local, regional, and OTR positions. Additionally, we hire Class E truck drivers. We hire for tankers, flatbeds, box trucks, concrete trucks, dump trucks, and more. Most available positions are temp-to-hire, making sure you have a career for your future. What’s more, we have temporary opportunities to those looking for something flexible. For businesses, Penmac Transportation will ensure all drivers are D.O.T. certified, assist with the screening process, provide payroll services, workers compensation coverage, criminal background checks, and more.
Thank you, truck drivers, for all you do!