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Transport Topics: “USDOT Praises Drivers for Commitment as Florence Approaches”

September 11, 2018

USDOT Praises Drivers for Commitment as Florence Approaches

As Hurricane Florence loomed off the East Coast during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao expressed gratitude to the truck drivers who would be braving adverse road and weather conditions to deliver their loads.

“When a disaster causes store shelves to empty, gas pumps to shut and electrical grids to shut down, America’s truck drivers bring in the supplies that save lives, provide comfort and allow people to rebuild,” Chao wrote in a Sept. 10 Department of Transportation blog. “So we should all be even more appreciative than usual this week for their hard work and professionalism. And let’s wish these men and women safe travel and help them out by operating our own vehicles in a safer manner in proximity to large trucks.”

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