Celebrating and Appreciating Drivers in the News - National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an industry-wide initiative during the week of September 10 that celebrates the true backbone of the industry - truck drivers. As the leading news source for the transportation industry, Transport Topics - with the help of our partner Kenworth - is taking the opportunity to put a spotlight on this week and help spread the message of thanks. The gallery features a photo collage of drivers from across the country. We've also gathered a collection of our recent driver-centric news and programs. Read, watch and listen to stories about the truck drivers who inspire us.
Thank You Gallery
Kenworth Truck Company is a North American truck manufacturer. Founded in 1923, Kenworth specializes in production of heavy and medium-duty commercial vehicles.
BLOG: Follow TT as we cover all the NTDAW developments live in our Appreciation Week blog.
Trucking Community Rallies Around Ex-Yellow Drivers
SPECIAL COVERAGE: Istre drove with Yellow and its predecessor for 29½ years, and the time off in August is the longest period he’s ever gone without being in a truck in his nearly 40-year career behind the wheel.
WATCH: Lisa Mullings, President and Chief Executive Officer for NATSO, representing travel centers and truck stops, joins Dan Ronan to discuss the association's perspective on the issue of parking and driver safety.
WATCH: "How do in-cab driver coaching systems work and why is it important to give drivers feedback in real-time rather than after-the-fact?" Jean-Sebastien Bouchard, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Sales at ISAAC Instruments, answered.
LISTEN: All-star drivers focus on fundamentals; they tend to be tenacious, disciplined, and hardworking. Identifying them, Kriska’s Guy Broderick tells us, requires a lot of coaching know-how and a little help from today’s in-cab technologies.
TUNE IN: Every week, Transport Topics Radio brings you headline news and conversations related to trucking and transportation. Join host Dan Ronan for the live show every Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. ET on SiriusXM channel 146.
RoadSigns: How Can Predictive Analytics Improve Driver Safety
LISTEN: Will tech help fleet managers discover behavior patterns in drivers? Are drivers on-board with data-backed criticism? Hayden Cardiff, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Idelic has the answers.