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Join in the Celebration of Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Join in the Celebration of Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2014

We are in the midst of Truck Driver Appreciation Week! I love seeing shippers, consignees, trucking companies, and third party logistics providers (3PLs) take time to show their gratitude for America’s hard working truck drivers. Please make sure you go out of your way this week to thank truck drivers for all that they do, whether you say a few kind words or give a friendly wave while driving. To better recognize the scope of truck drivers and the important work they do, here are some interesting statistics from the American Trucking Association:
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- Director of Carrier Services- C.H. Robinson

One Truck Driver’s Contribution to the World’s Largest Fruit Display

One Truck Driver’s Contribution to the World’s Largest Fruit Display

Fruit Display

What goes into the making of the world’s largest fruit display? We found out this summer when we created a display that featured over 10,000 watermelons. It took four semi truckloads to transport all 157,000 pounds of the fruit to the Cub Foods® store in Maple Grove, MN, where the display was constructed. Images of the watermelon display have been sent to Guinness World Records in England for validation, but I can say with confidence that being part of the event was one of the highlights of my summer. In addition to the record-breaking display, people from all over the Twin Cities came together to participate in watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and to sample the fruit and snow cones.
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Cheers to Dads in Transportation this Father’s Day

Cheers to Dads in Transportation this Father’s Day

Fathers Day

Father’s Day is coming up fast yet again. Sometimes it feels like it arrives earlier every year. When I was a younger, I asked why we celebrated mothers and fathers but not kids. No matter who I asked, all the adults around me always said, “Every day is Kids Day.” I didn’t truly understand this response until my husband and I became parents last year.
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- Social Media Representative - C.H. Robinson

Truck Driver Health and Fitness

Truck Driver Health and Fitness

Truck Driver Fitness

On average, long haul truck drivers die before their time. Truck driver health and mortality aren’t issues that we have historically paid much attention to. If we are to achieve our potential as an industry or as individual companies, we must start helping, enabling, providing resources, and educating drivers on how they can improve their health.
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- President, Prime, Inc