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Driver appreciation set for November 1-7

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has set November 1-7 for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 to honor the nation's 3.5 million professional truck drivers, according to ATA information.

"ATA is proud to continue the tradition of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week," said Bill Graves, ATA president. "The trucking industry values the men and women who safely deliver not only our food, medicine and clothing, but also items like the movies you watch at the movie theater. This week is a time where companies, customers and the American family can show their appreciation and honor all drivers and their families."

Logging over 432 billion miles per year, trucks delivered 10.7 billion tons of freight in 2007, or 69 percent of total US freight tonnage. To learn more about the event, visit

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