Volvo Trucks North America kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which runs through Sept. 15, by releasing "The Movers," a new film tribute to the men and women who move our world as professional truck drivers.
According to the American Trucking Associations, there are 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the US who drive a collective 4.5 billion miles annually to deliver consumer goods and life's essentials, like food, fuel, clothing and medicine.
“Professional truck drivers play a crucial role in almost every aspect of our daily lives, safely transporting the food, fuel and consumer goods that sustain us and make life comfortable," said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America.
“I would like to see a greater appreciation of the truck driver profession because they have a vast effect on North America’s economic strength. As a truck OEM, we are committed to actively contributing to help improve the perception throughout society.”
The script, below, and video footage throughout the film underscore the essential job of professional truck drivers and the role they play in supporting many aspects of life:
You're out there, day in and day out. Sometimes near, and sometimes far from home, and sometimes you make your home on the road.
It's not easy, but it's necessary.
You're a mom, a dad, a best friend. You're a professional driver; a mover of our economy.
Raw materials, building supplies, food, and fuel:
All the things that make life comfortable – that make life possible
No matter the distance, no matter the load, you get the job done, safely and on time.
Thank you for moving our world.