Every year they deliver more than 10 billion tons of frieght and they do it on holidays and rough weather days. This is National Truck Driver appreciation week a time to thank a trucker. Josh Borden with Associated Freight Brokers Inc. in Yakima says drivers can show appreciation by staying out of no zones or a truckers blind spots. "Give them at least 200 feet on the left or the right side. And again if you can't see their mirrors they can't see you."
More than 3.4 million professional truck drivers work every day of the year logging more than 431 million miles and delivering more than 10 billion tons of freight.
A special truck driver appreciation bbq will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Gearjammer Truck Stop in Union Gap. It's one of many appreciation events being held around the country this week during National Truck Driver Appreciation week.