Source: Bendix announcement
ELYRIA, Ohio – During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, taking place Sept. 13-19, everyone at Bendix (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC) salutes and celebrates the invaluable and essential work of our nation’s professional truck drivers, who kept America rolling this year when the country needed them the most.
In a year when COVID-19 and a national shutdown highlighted the vital importance of transporting food, medicine, and critical supplies, our nation’s professional truck drivers again rose to the challenge.
The 3.6 million men and women responsible for driving trucks not only continued to deliver essential supplies in the midst of widespread lockdowns, but they also kept our highways safe, proving their role as one of our economy’s most demanding and important professions.
According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), which sponsors National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, our nation’s professional truck drivers safely transport over 10 billion tons of goods and products annually, accounting for 70 percent of America’s total annual freight. What’s more, 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking to deliver goods.
“Our nation’s professional truck drivers have always worked hard for our country, in effect making nearly every aspect of our daily lives possible by delivering essential goods and resources safely,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix director – demos, sales and service training. “This year, during a global pandemic, we depended on their commitment and dedication perhaps more than ever, and these professionals didn’t fail to come through for us. Even during a time when much of the country was in shutdown, our truck drivers continued to transport critical goods and supplies where they were needed, safely.
“For their continued work and dedication, everyone at Bendix offers sincere gratitude to them,” he continued. “We also remain committed to pursuing the technologies, training, and solutions that help keep our truck drivers safe and their vehicles operating in good condition – so that they can return to their loved ones safely.”
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