Commissioners announce National Truck Driver Week

Photo submitted to the Times Observer From left are Logan Vivian, Crossett director of operations; Todd Boston, Crossett director of customer relations; Jack Martin, president of Crossett; Cindy Morrison, commissioner; Joe Hanson, Crossett Warren driver; Jason Porter, Crossett Warren terminal manager; and Jeff Eggleston, commissioner.

The Warren County Commissioners recently proclaimed the second week of September as “National Truck Driver Appreciation Week” during a September meeting.

They were joined by members of Crossett, Inc. at the meeting as representatives of the trucking industry. They encouraged the community to further recognize the significant contributions professional truck drivers make in our everyday lives.

“We are so grateful for the work that you do,” said Commissioner Cindy Morrison. “Our nation’s professional truck drivers literally deliver for America every day. We are happy to take this week to recognize their hard work and dedication to the American people during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.”

There are more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers nationwide, including 150 in Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio working for Crossett, Inc. Professional truck drivers drove more than 724 billion miles last year, delivering nearly 10.8 billion tons of freight – accounting for roughly 70 percent of all freight moved in the United States.

“It’s important to know that in a recent report published by the Northwestern Rural Planning Organization, Warren County is a leader in the region and the state in freight traffic,” said Commissioner Jeff Eggleston. “We’re in the top 20 percent. The contribution of the truck driving industry to our economy is immense and it should be recognized.”