Let's face it, trucks are awesome and there's a romantic notion of driving a big rig down the road through beautiful terrain while enjoying the freedom of the open road. For some drivers that dream is real but right now these guys are even more important than ever and facing challenges that most of us never even dreamed of. That's why we're supporting Valvoline's "Thanks to Truckers" campaign and tip our hat to all the hardworking men and women out there that are hanging tough to deliver our food, PPE, and alcohol to keep us safe, happy, and healthy at home.
This is not a sponsored post, but it hits my heart and Valvoline is a brand that I use and trust on my own car. On a good day, being a long-haul trucker is a tough job. Now imagine a world where we're all working from home ... these guys don't have that option. In fact, they don't even have access to bathrooms or drive-thru "pickup windows" like the rest of us do. I'm really thrilled that Valvoline is supporting these guys and I ask each of you to share this and if you know any truckers personally - thank them. Tell them how much they are appreciated by all of us.
Valvoline Inc. has launched this “Thanks to Truckers” initiative, a campaign honoring big rig truckers, delivery carriers and waste management professionals providing essential services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Through this initiative, Valvoline will collect #ThanksToTruckers messages and notes of appreciation from individuals and businesses nationwide through its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms, as well as through its network of influencers.
Valvoline will activate a number of distribution tactics to ensure these notes of gratitude reach professional fleet drivers across the U.S., including:
- Produce and distribute 7,500 care packages for drivers in various fleets that contain high-demand essentials such as hand sanitizer and masks, as well as snacks, beverages, branded hats and thank you cards.
- Broadcast messages via Red Eye Radio, a nationally syndicated talk show providing professional truck drivers up-to-the-minute news, information and entertainment.
- Utilize Valvoline’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms to share thank you notes.
“American fleets of all types are devoting countless hours to keep the American economy moving — all while being away from their homes and families and putting their personal health at risk,” said Sam Mitchell, Valvoline Inc. CEO. “Here at Valvoline, we want to illustrate our appreciation to these fleets that are serving us in extraordinary ways. These hardworking men and women should be celebrated for the personal sacrifices they’re making to keep businesses and homes equipped with the goods and essential services needed throughout this historic crisis.”
America’s trucking industry is the driving force of the U.S. economy with a reported 71 percent of all U.S. freight by weight moved via trucks. From food and household items, to medical and sanitary supplies, these drivers are critical to supplying Americans with the items they need. During the current pandemic, distribution and last-mile fleet professionals report driving 1.5 times more due to increased demand, while commercial vehicle drivers are spending even more hours on the road to service impacted areas faster and more efficiently.
For more information on the Thanks To Truckers initiative, please visit thankstotruckers.com. To submit your own note of appreciation for truckers across the U.S., visit the brand’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts, or make a post on your personal social account using the hashtag #ThanksToTruckers.