• Truck Driver Appreciation

  • Almost everything you purchase travels on a truck at some point of its life cycle. From food to medical supplies, clothing, household goods, and entertainment, trucking is there for you - even in times of emergency. The world pandemic has shed light on the importance of the drivers, but That's why we want to dedicate this page to the hard-working people on the front lines delivering all your essentials each and every day. Thank you, truck drivers!

    National Truck Driver Appreciation Week - September 13-19, 2020

    Below you'll find photos of member drivers and a list of what members are doing to celebrate our drivers (whether it's during NTDAW or throughout the year).



  • U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao


    Pilot Company thanks all professional drivers for their tireless work to supply goods across North America. To show appreciation, Pilot is turning National Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13 – 19, into a month-long celebration with free drinks and deals exclusively for professional drivers all September.

    From Sept. 1 – 30, professional drivers will find exclusive offers in the Pilot Flying J app, including:

    ·Free drinks every day

    ·Free showers all month with September Shower Power after one 75+ gallon fill

    ·Earn up to four points per gallon when activating Push4Points

    To redeem the promotions, professional drivers simply save the offers in the Flying J app* and visit any of the 750 company-operated stores in the U.S., including and Flying J Travel Centers, Flying J Truck Care locations and participating One9 Fuel Network locations**. 


    On September 23, Jubitz Truck Stop and Travel Center will host a free event to celebrate the hard work of the truck drivers who transport more than 70 percent of America’s freight. This year, as the coronavirus pandemic has made a huge impact on our world, more people have become aware of the importance of truck drivers. This year’s event will be different than previous year’s events due to social distancing requirements but will still thank truck drivers for their essential roles.

    When: Wednesday, September 23 9am-1pm

    Where: Outside Cascade Grill at Jubitz

    What: Free boxed lunch, swag bags and big prizes

    Be Prepared: Face coverings and social distancing required

    RSVP on Facebook here


    Thank you, professional drivers!
    Professional drivers keep America moving. From state to state and coast to coast, you have dedicated yourselves to keeping hospitals, stores, restaurants, schools and more stocked and running. During Driver Appreciation Week and always, thank you, professional drivers!

    Enter the TA Driver Appreciation Swipestakes for your chance to win!
    TA isn't going to limit their thank you to just National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! In fact, they are saying, "thank you" all month long with the TA Driver Appreciation Swipestakes! To enter, simply swipe your UltraONE card at the pump, Truck Service shop or UltraONE kiosk at any TA, Petro or TA Express location in the country. Find more details below. 

    Stop by during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week for even more!

    • Shower discounts
    • Parking discounts
    • Double points for fuel, store and restaurant purchases
    • Sweepstakes drawing
    • We’ll also be giving drivers a “goody” bag throughout the week

    Between Sept. 14-18, use the TruckSmart app to book your Instant Shower or Reserve-It Parking and get it for half price*! And, on Sept. 16, earn DOUBLE your Gear's points on fuel purchases. Find more details on the TA Website.


    American Trucking Associations and Peterson Manufacturing announced a new initiative, as part of 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, to award 10 professional truck drivers who have undergone hardship during the coronavirus pandemic with $1,000 each.

    “For nearly six challenging months, drivers have kept the store shelves stocked, hospitals operating, and the economy moving” said Elisabeth Barna, ATA executive vice president of industry affairs. “While most of us stayed home, they got to work, and demonstrated why they are truly our highway heroes. We are forever beholden to them and their families for how they have delivered for us during our moment of need.”

    To nominate a driver who experienced financial or other hardships during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, or to self-nominate, please click here to share your own story or the story of a deserving candidate.



    Madras, OR — The Plateau Travel Plaza is planning a weeklong celebration of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers who deliver America’s freight safely and securely every day. Sanctioned by the American Trucking Association, this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week runs from September 13 - 19, 2020.
    “Professional truck drivers, and particularly the thousands who regularly visit here at the Plateau Travel Plaza, deliver for America in the most important ways, and they are deserving of our praise, recognition, and appreciation,” said Jamasa Sattler, Acting Manager for Plateau Travel Plaza. “We’re proud to honor them during this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.”
    This year’s celebration takes on a special meaning due to the spread of COVID-19, according to the American Trucking Association. Professional truck drivers stepped up when they were needed most and have kept the economy on its feet despite facing unprecedented obstacles.
    Sattler said the Plateau Travel Plaza is marking the week with activities and giveaways including free lunches, discounts on auto supplies and accessories, windshield washing, and free goodie bags for drivers.
    “We recognize the efforts of these hard-working men and women who contribute greatly to our quality of life and truly move America forward,” Sattler said.
    According to the American Trucking Association, the hard-working men and women behind the wheel safely transport over 10 billion tons of goods and products every year, which accounts for 70% of America’s total annual freight. In fact, 80% of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking to deliver goods.
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    Find out more about Plateau Travel Plaza: http://plateautravelplaza.com/
    Visit Plateau Travel Plaza on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plateautravelplaza/


  • OTA President & CEO, Jana Jarvis