4 Reasons to be Thankful for Truck Drivers this Thanksgiving

Truck Drivers During Thanksgiving

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to share our joy with loved ones. At Gray Transportation, we salute all the drivers that make this time of year possible. In appreciation of their personal commitment, here are our four reasons to be thankful for truck drivers this Thanksgiving.

  1. Every year, the day after Thanksgiving signals the start of a shopping extravaganza. Fighting your way through the lines to get the latest deals may make you lose focus about the meaning of the season. Truck drivers fight sleet, snow and ice every year to deliver the goods in the bleak early morning hours, working on sleepless nights and crushing deadlines. Don’t forget to take a moment to show your gratitude.
  2. When you stop by the supermarket to pick up your annual turkey, it’s easy to take for granted the aisles of frozen foods. 88 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving resulting in the delivery of about 50 million birds to your local grocery stores. Without truck drivers, your plate and your table would be a whole lot emptier.
  3. The next time you are stuck during a holiday traffic jam, remember that drivers have to deal with it as well and to a greater degree. Deadlines add extra pressure, and hours of driving during the holidays can take its toll. As you make your way to holiday parties, be sure to give space to the trucks on the road. After all, it’s their commitment to transportation that makes this time of year so special.
  4. During the holidays, families gather together to enjoy the annual parades. However, truck drivers are one of the main reasons it is possible. Each Thanksgiving Day parade balloon is filled with approximately 12,000 cubic feet of helium. Without truckers to haul the helium tankers and other parade supplies, one of our oldest holiday traditions would cease to exist.


At Gray Transportation, we know our most important asset is the one sitting in the drivers’ seat. If you think you have what it takes to join our team, view our open positions and apply today for your chance to make a difference this holiday season.