By Gabriella Medina
What’s your favorite electronic device or outfit accessory?
Mine (this season) is my mini-backpack that I wear on the weekends. Whether i’m going to the mall or walking my dog, its’ 10+ pockets help me hold all the essentials. But, this week isn’t about the backpack, it’s about HOW the backpack got to the store, so I could get my hands on it!
This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15, 2018, but really we should appreciate our truck drivers every day.
Some are long-haul drivers, on a long road of solitude.
They spend more time in their truck then they do at their home.
Some are local truck drivers, sitting in city traffic.
No matter the distance these drivers help get this season’s fashions, this week’s produce, and this month’s newest video game consoles to the stores — and i’m grateful for that.
Thank a trucker. Drive safe, and give them space.
I hope you’ll tune in to our #RespectTheRig Twitter chat on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. CT/ 3 p.m. ET. Learn about large truck and bus safety from leading industry professionals, truck drivers, and researchers.
Gabriella serves as the Central Texas Regional Representative for Teens in the Driver Seat where she delivers presentations and assists with project deployment. She manages the TDS social media pages and develops new traffic safety outreach material as a member of the graphics team.