Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) held its annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2018, to celebrate those who transport containers and breakbulk cargo on our nation’s roads and highways.
“Truck drivers play a vital role in the international supply chain and we’re grateful for the dedication and hard work of the Port’s trucking community,” said Brandy D. Christian, President, and CEO of the Port of New Orleans.
Appreciation breakfasts were served twice during the week, and a jambalaya and hamburger lunch was held on Halloween and served by costumed volunteers. Port NOLA partnered with tenant, business and community sponsors including BIS Construction and Ship Services, Crescent Transport, Folgers, Gulf Intermodal Services, New Orleans Terminal, Penske, Ports America and TCI Transportation Consultants.
Truck drivers tackle one of our economy’s most demanding and vital jobs and play a key role in first and last mile delivery of cargo. Safety is of the utmost importance and Port NOLA included roadway safety promotions as part of the week’s celebrations.
In an effort to promote roadway safety for truckers and the drivers they share the roads with, Port NOLA recommends the following safety tips from the National Traffic Safety Institute:
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week was celebrated Sept. 9 – 15, however, Port NOLA moved its schedule events into the fall due to the hot weather conditions. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an opportunity for the trucking industry and the business community to make special efforts to recognize professional truck drivers, according to American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.
For more information about trucking safety, please visit the National Traffic Safety Institute.
Published: December 11, 2018