For Truck Drivers this Thanksgiving

by Jana Ritter - Published: 11/28/2013

Thanksgiving may not stop a lot of truck drivers from being on the road, but like everyone else, they still have a lot to be grateful for.

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A truck driving job is definitely something to be thankful for. Truck driving jobs provide stable careers for people, even in a less than ideal economy. Trucking jobs are well paying, in-demand jobs that allow drivers to support their families. In times like these, many people are happy just to be working. Truck drivers are very thankful for their stable career and financial security.

Family and friends are the most important part of a truck driver's life -- they are the ones who keep truck drivers going day-in and day-out. Truck drivers could not do their job without the endless support of their loved ones back home. After all, many drivers spend long weeks out on the road to provide for their family back at home.

Truckers are thankful to be in good health. So many people in this country struggle with health care. Trucking carriers provide health insurance to their drivers to ensure that their employees remain happy and healthy on the road.  Trucking companies are also encouraging drivers to stay healthy out on the road.  There are many free resources, which provide drivers with tips for staying healthy out on the road.

Truck drivers are thankful to live in a country where people can express their opinions and thoughts without fear. Not all countries have this luxury.

For everyone else, it's important to remember to be thankful for our drivers! Truck drivers do a great service to our country -- they deliver everything we need to have a delicious Thanksgiving. They put that turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce on the table. Remember, if trucks stopped, America would stop. We'd have nothing in our stores, no gasoline in our cars, and no food on the table.

This year, let's all pause and be thankful for everything that truck drivers do for us. It takes a special person to dedicate weeks on end to the open road. Truckers don't want to be away from their home for a long time, but it's a sacrifice they make as part of their job and to keep America running smoothly. Let's give them the appreciation they deserve and extend a big thank you to America's truck drivers this Thanksgiving!