Today starts National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
As we know, our industry serves a vital role in the United States economy. Trucks deliver nearly 70% of all freight tonnage, and more than 80% of communities depend solely on trucking for deliveries of their goods. One out of every 16 people working in the United States is employed in a trucking-related job, and 3.4 million of those are commercial drivers.
Shippers entrust our company with an even higher level of responsibility. We deliver critical materiel to brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines; and we transport life saving medicine that ultimately goes to patients. We're proud to employ professionals who safely and securely carry out this mission.
Our professional drivers live in 20 different states, and come from many different backgrounds. We include industry lifers and recent career changers. A large number of our folks served in the military or law enforcement.
In recognition of 2017 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, each Boyle Transportation professional driver will receive an extra $30 payment through payroll this week (pay date 9/15). This money can be used by you to celebrate in any way you wish. Please contact Nancy LaFlamme in payroll if you have questions.
We wish you safe travels.