No matter how you say it, Thank You!
The world has quickly come around to understanding that our truck drivers and transit operators are on the front lines of this latest pandemic. Every day they’re risking their lives, while saving ours, to ensure everyone has food, medicine and supplies.
Having worked with these professionals for over 15 years, we know that safety is front and center in everything they do. From maintaining distance and observing speeding laws to securing their loads and protecting their passengers each day. Now, they’re taking safety to a whole new level.
Many companies are applauding the work their drivers are doing and we want to recognize those fleets – in addition to the drivers.
Boyle Transportation delivers critical military and life-saving medicine that millions of Americans rely on. As the company is filled with a sense of pride, it’s taking extra precautions to protect its drivers while continuing to invest in the company with solar panels, new trailers and new tractors. As a sign of commitment to its unsung heroes, the company’s co-presidents are foregoing their salaries for six months and will pay that amount to their frontline workers. Watch here.
J.B. Hunt has given $500 bonus checks to its drivers, field operators and customer service facilities personnel. “All of our employees have gone above and beyond the call to action during this crisis. And nearly all our field-level, front-line employees and certainly all our drivers have upheld the high standards of our company. They have kept pace with the evolving supply chain needs of our customers in the face of great uncertainty,” said J.B. Hunt President and CEO John Roberts. “These bonuses serve as a token of our appreciation for their service and hard work during these unprecedented times.”
The Roadmaster Group is paying its company drivers and owner-operators what it’s calling “special temporary COVID-19 relief appreciation pay.” Most company OTR/regional/team/solo drivers will receive a 5 cents per mile boost, drivers on standard local pay plans will receive an additional $20 per day and owner-operators will receive an addition 2% on standard contract revenue share. Roadmaster Group CEO John Wilbur added that pay is “a small way to say thank you for all you do.”
Decker Truck Line is recognizing its drivers with families going out of their way to thank their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives for all they do to keep the supply chain moving.
As rest stops and restaurants shutter across the US, making it complicated for America’s 1.8 million truck drivers to find food on the road, McDonald’s is pledging to try to keep locations open for truck drivers seeking food. At some locations, McDonald’s is allowing drivers to place curbside orders via mobile order and pay, with a designated trucker curbside pick-up area. Drivers can place an order on the McDonald’s app when arriving at a restaurant, select curbside service, walk to the designated trucker pick-up area, and pick up their order there where it is ready.
All of us at SmartDrive want to acknowledge those who are going above and beyond to keep America’s stores and hospitals stocked – safely. Recognize your Hero so they have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card. Thank you, all.
For more information on how SmartDrive can help protect your fleet, contact us today.