Changes on regulations and restrictions have varied from state to state over the past week but the one thing that remains constant: America’s appreciation for our truck drivers. As another week of the current global pandemic has passed, America has remained resilient in letting truckers know they are very much appreciated for their efforts especially working overtime hours to deliver necessary goods. Thanks to the courtesy of North Carolina Highway Patrol for providing free boxed lunches to the “birth of a trucker” support group initiative, here are this week’s top feel good stories.
North Carolina Highway Patrol Surprises Truckers at Mile Marker
Every day, 1,500 – 1,800 truck drivers pass through North Carolina’s I-95 mile marker that usually involves a routine safety inspection. Much to their surprise, this week truck drivers were instead greeted with a delicious treat. North Carolina Highway Patrol partnered with the North Carolina Trucking Association to distribute boxed lunches as a ‘Thank You’ for their response efforts during the ongoing pandemic. Firehouse subs helped provide 400 boxed lunches that were distributed this past Thursday. Watch some of the surprised reactions of drivers receiving their lunches.
Annual Mother's Day Convoy Rescheduled to Virtual Event
The Make-A-Wish chapter of Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley are adding to the list of virtual events taking place this year as a result of pandemic related safety precautions. After having to postpone their annual Mother’s Day Convoy due to regulations on live gatherings, the event has been rescheduled to take place virtually on Sunday, August 16. The yearly event helps raise funds to support and grant the wishes of local children with critical illnesses. Learn more details about the event here.
Truckers Received Inspiring Notes from Arby's Team
They say words can go a long way and it certainly did for these drivers in Alabama! The Arby’s team coordinated resources to feed more than 160 drivers. Each driver received a bag of warm food along with a special inspiring treat: unique notes of encouragement. Attached to each bag was an enlightening note written to the theme of, “Stay positive, we’ll get through this together”.
The Birth of The Keep 'Em Rolling Initiative
As many chain truck stops remain temporarily closed across the U.S., truckers are left without crucial resources needed to help them through their hauls. Citizens of Blaine, Washington took swift action after noticing the situation expanding into their city. The result of their actions started the birth of ‘The Keep ‘Em Rolling’ initiative, an ongoing effort to support truckers by preparing care packages for truckers passing through Blaine and Whatcom County. In addition to distributing care packages, the initiative also received help from local Girl Scouts troop 45061 to distribute other much needed resources.