Truck drivers from several different trucking companies were invited to be guests at the White House’s “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration.
“While we as a country take time to celebrate our freedoms today, we appreciate that Americans — from the president on down — are continuing to recognize our industry’s important role in supporting our frontline responders, while continuing to deliver to stores, homes and markets across the country,” Chris Spear, president and CEO of ATA said.
According to a press release from the American Trucking Association, the following drivers and companies were represented.
- Baylor Trucking Inc.: Steffen Schulz;
- Cargo Transporters Inc.: Richard Miller;
- Holland: Herschel Evans;
- B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.: Rodney Taggart;
- J&M Tank Lines Inc.: Darrien Hendersen;
- Triple G Express Inc.: Byron Coleman;
- USA Truck Inc.: Jon Yeager;
- US Xpress Inc.: Karen and Richard Black (a husband and wife team); and
- YRC Freight – Steve Fields.
“ATA has stepped up to help provide drivers with sanitizer and face coverings so they can continue to do their job safely, as well as working with federal and state officials to ensure they have access to the facilities they need to keep delivering critical freight to hospitals, markets and homes,” said Elisabeth Barna, executive vice president of industry affairs for ATA. “It has been so gratifying to see these professionals get the recognition they deserve from across the country, including at (this) White House event.”