This week, multiple agencies gathered at a Virginia weigh station to show appreciation for the men and women of the trucking industry who keep the county moving.

On June 23, the Virginia Dept. of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia State Police, the FMCSA, and other groups held the 11th Annual Peninsula Commercial Motor Vehicles “Driver Appreciation Day.”

The driver appreciation event took place at the Monitor-Merrimac Inspection Station off northbound I-664 in Suffolk, Virginia.

During the event, law enforcement partners handed out snacks to the 148 truck drivers who passed through the weigh station from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. as a token of appreciation.

The yearly event is organized by Drive Safe Hampton Roads, a non-profit regional coalition whose goal is to increase the community’s involvement and awareness of traffic safety issues.

Other participating agencies included AAA Tidewater Virginia, Capital Concrete Inc., Coastal Ride, Virginia Highway Safety Office, DRIVE SMART Virginia, Story Distributing, and Local Law Enforcement Motor Carrier Units/Safety Inspectors.