Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2015
Today, the California Trucking Association (CTA) in partnership with AccuSure released a Trucking Proud video in celebration of the 2015 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
“Every year, the California Trucking Association joins thousands of Americans across the nation to celebrate a tradition that recognizes the backbone of the industry, professional truck drivers,” said CEO of CTA Shawn Yadon. “These men and women work hard every day to move our economy and connect our communities.”
Since 1988, CTA, along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, have participated in the tradition. Members of CTA will be holding multiple Truck Driver Appreciation (TDA) events throughout California.
“These events are organized by volunteers of the trucking community to honor the 3.2 million professional men and women who deliver our goods safely, securely and on time,” said CTA and Devine Intermodal President Dick Coyle.
Trucking is currently, and is projected to remain, the primary mode of goods movement in California with 80 percent of California communities depending exclusively on trucks. Together, the 33,000 California-based trucking companies and the 622,000 people employed by them haul nearly 90 percent of the manufactured tonnage in the state.
About Trucking Proud
The California Trucking Association kicked off the Trucking Proud campaign at its 2015 Annual Management Conference meeting. The campaign provides members of the trucking community a voice to share their stories while promoting the work they do to ensure the safe, efficient and sustainable movement of everyday goods. As a crucial element to California’s economy, trucking is composed of a diverse community. Trucking Proud allows the industry to connect with the public, legislature, and California leaders.
About the California Trucking Association
The California Trucking Association has been serving the commercial motor carrier industry in California, and the companies that provide products and services to the trucking industry, for 81 years. A critical and vital component of California’s economy, 78% of California communities depend solely on trucks to deliver their goods. Our carrier membership ranges from individual owner-operators, to small for-hire fleets, to the largest national and international carriers. Allied members of the California Trucking Association range from businesses involved with truck and trailer sales, parts and service, insurance, legal services and all other businesses that support the trucking industry.
The California Trucking Association promotes leadership in the California motor carrier industry, advocates sound transportation policies to all levels of government, and works to maintain a safe, environmentally responsible and efficient California transportation goods movement system.