New Penn recognizes professional truck drivers and employees during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
New Penn, along with the American Trucking Associations and the entire trucking industry, is honoring the 3.1 million professional truck drivers who deliver America's freight safely and securely every day. "New Penn drivers are among some of the nation's safest and most skilled drivers. We honor our professional drivers as well as all of our industrious employees who demonstrate teamwork at all levels to make sure every single shipment gets where it's going safely, on-time, and undamaged," said Steve Gast, New Penn president. "All New Penn employees understand safety enables us to meet our service commitments and return home safely after every shift. We thank everyone at New Penn for their focus on safety and giving their best, day in and day out, to make New Penn a leader in quality handling, on-time performance and next-day delivery." During this National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-22, one of the ways New Penn will mark the celebration will be by making daily postings to its company's website,
target="_blank">NewPenn.com, its Facebook page, and Twitter feed. These posts will consist of interesting facts and figures that help illustrate to readers the massive importance the transportation industry has on daily life.
There are over 3.1 million professional truck drivers nationwide delivering life's essentials. These professional men and women behind the wheel log close to 398 billion miles each year and in 2011 delivered 67 percent of the U.S. freight tonnage--or over 9.2 billion tons of freight. Eighty percent of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving. Take a moment and recognize the significant contributions of professional truck drivers. The efficiency and safety that these drivers guarantee allow businesses and American citizens to confidently ship goods across state lines and throughout America. New Penn wants to thank its over 2,000 employees including over 1,300 professional truck drivers spanning the northeastern United States, Quebec, Canada, and Puerto Rico for their continued hard work, dedication to safety, service, and integrity.