In honor of Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the California Highway Patrol issued a press release that states truck drivers are an “important cog in the wheel of transportation” and that truck drivers “play an important role in our everyday lives.”
“Whether you pick up produce from your local grocery store or come home to find that package at the front door from your online order, a truck driver helped get them into your hands safely,” the press release states.
California Highway Patrol officer say they’ll be joining the trucking industry and saluting professional truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
“The drivers behind the wheel of a truck are some of the most highly trained and safest drivers on the road,” said California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow. “We extend a special ‘thank you’ to these drivers for the key role they play in the transportation of goods and services throughout our country and for helping to keep our highways safe.”
California is home to nearly 700,000 CDL holders.
“Motorists are encouraged to take a moment and show truck drivers gratitude by being a courteous driver. When driving near trucks, motorists should remember that truck drivers may have limited ability to see smaller vehicles around them. Motorists should also recognize the stopping distance for a heavy truck is much longer than a typical passenger vehicle and allow them ample space,” the CHP press release states.
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