With changes in the trucking industry due to COVID-19, many truckers are finding appreciation in the form of kindness from strangers. Thanking truckers during COVID-19 has become a growing movement of using the hashtag #ThankATrucker on social media sites to send truckers messages of appreciation.
Yet, this new appreciation does not stop with kind words on social media. Many people of all ages are providing gifts for truckers for their dedication during these challenging times. Some of the more popular ways people are doing this include:
- Delivering food to truck drivers. People are going to restaurants and getting food through the drive-thru and delivering it to truck stops since semi-trucks won’t fit through drive-thrus and most truck stop restaurants are closed.
- Giving truckers gift cards for gas, groceries, truck accessories, restaurants, and more. Some people are sending virtual gift cards or handing them out at truck stops.
- Supplying bottled water, coffee, soft drinks, and snacks. Another way to show thanks is by providing giving truckers beverages and snacks they can enjoy while on the road.
- Giving “care packages” with essential items. People have put together care packages with face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and other essential items and passed these out at truck stops.
People aren’t the only ones who are participating in #ThankATrucker. Many businesses are offering free food and free meals for truckers. Truck stops are offering free showers and free use of washing machines and dryers.
Many toll road booth workers are also helping out by passing out snack packs when truckers stop to pay tolls. Some communities have held special events where they offer free meals and care packages and have hung up signs or put up billboards that show their support and thank truck drivers too.
Additionally, trucking companies are showing support for their drivers with special incentives like bonus pay, upgraded truck seats, new truck mattresses, and more. Here at Suburban Seating & Safety, we want to thank all truck drivers for their dedication and commitment during these changing times.
If you are looking for gifts for truckers, we offer a wide range of truck accessories and also sell gift certificates. We can also help truckers and trucking companies with their replacement truck seat needs. Please feel free to browse online and call Suburban Seating & Safety at 844-727-7328 today!