A Big Thank You to America’s Truckers
November 23, 2015 | Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
This Thanksgiving week, the Engine Start Team at Maxwell would like to thank the 7.1 million trucking professionals across the United States for their hard work and commitment to delivering goods and services to our cities and our doorsteps. Truckers deal with long hours on the road, safety challenges, harsh climates and tight delivery schedules. Not many realize that truckers sustain our communities. They deliver food to our grocery stores, pick up and haul away our garbage, deliver fuel to our gas stations, move our furniture and belongings across the country, deliver new cars to our local dealerships—the list goes on. As they say, "If the wheels aren’t turning, the country isn’t earning!"
During this week of giving thanks, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to America’s truckers. Thank you for all you do for our communities and for America, and thank you for doing business with Maxwell.
Three Different Views into the Trucking Profession
FleetOwner’s Trucking by the Numbers 2015
is an easy-to-understand summary of the state of the trucking industry, covering employment statistics, driver annual wages, fuel prices, safety facts and roadside inspections. You can download it from FleetOwner’s site here
Brooklyn-based photographer Josh Simpson visited truck stops to interview and photograph professional drivers for his project Photos from Inside the Cabs of Long-Distance Truckers
. Click on the link to view insightful photos of truckers, their traveling companions, and accoutrements of the profession.
Allie Knight is a full-time truck driver who chronicles her long-distance trucking experiences daily on YouTube
. For a fascinating, up-close view of her world, click on any of the three links to her social media pages.
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