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2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck Driving

State of South Carolina

PROCLAMATION

 

HONORS SAFE PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVERS

NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

WHEREAS, U.S. professional truck drivers deliver safely and securely life’s essentials to every home, community, school, hospital and business in America.  They travel more than 421 billion miles delivering nearly 70 percent of total U.S. freight tonnage;

WHEREAS, the more than 3.6 million men and women who work as professional truck drivers who serve this nation, are among the safest of all drivers, and are dedicated to safety on our highways and in our workplaces, to the industry they work in, and to the families and citizens of the United States of America;

WHEREAS, the men and women professional truck drivers of the state of South Carolina delivered for our families and communities during the coronavirus pandemic, putting their own health and wellbeing at risk;

WHEREAS, the men and women professional truck drivers of the state of South Carolina safely deliver more than 148,900 tons of freight each day to over 79.8% of South Carolina communities who depend solely on the professional truck drivers to receive their goods;

WHEREAS, the professional truck drivers who keep the shelves of our local supermarkets fully stocked; deliver medicine and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics; and deliver goods at every stage of production – from raw materials to the store shelf, should be honored;

WHEREAS, the citizens of this Nation should take a moment and recognize the significant contributions of our professional truck drivers.  The efficiency and safety that these drivers guarantee allow businesses and private citizens to confidently ship goods across state lines and throughout America;

WHEREAS, during our state’s most challenging times and in moments of natural disasters, professional truck drivers are among the first to respond, bringing critical goods to aid in our recovery;

WHEREAS, in recognition of the importance of professional truck drivers to our well-being and the economic value of their industry to South Carolina, it is proper to honor the men and women truck drivers for their past and future contributions;

WHEREAS, professional truck drivers should be recognized as vital and essential to America;

THEREFORE, I, Henry McMaster, Governor of the state of South Carolina, in recognition of the important contributions of professional truck drivers to the expansion and health of our economy, and to the dedicated professional truck drivers who drive miles each day in the safest manner possible, do hereby honor those men and women professional truck drivers across America during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 12-18, 2021.

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