TRUCK DRIVERS GET RECOGNITION, CARE PACKAGES THANKS TO LOCAL COMPANIES
A pair of local businesses came together Tuesday to roll out some love for a group of workers often overlooked: truck drivers. They’re the men and women who in many cases are the backbone to the nation’s economy.
Tuscaloosa and Northport Chick-fil-A locations along with Randall-Reilly and Coca-Cola recognized these drivers Tuesday at area rest stops. Truckers drove up to the red Chick-fil-A tents to receive a free boxed meal, a bottle of water and a care package donated by Randall-Reilly.
“We felt like truck drivers weren’t getting as much of attention as they should,” said Randall-Reilly Digital Content Producer Bradley Whittington. “I know that we’ve had a rough time when you go to the grocery store. There’s not toilet paper and cleaning supplies and milk and eggs. We’ve found empty shelves. Well, imagine going to the grocery store and every shelf was empty. That’s what you’d have if there weren’t truck drivers on the road to deliver these items.”
The effort was prepared to feed 600 truck drivers.
“Truck drivers keep America moving,” Whittington said. “We need them to be on the road and we appreciate their effort to get out there and do their job.”
Editor’s note: Whittington is a former WVUA 23 producer.