NTW was dubbed a national event by President John F. Kennedy back in 1962 and takes place each May (http://www.visitdetroit.com/index.php/events/natl-transportation-week).
Running from May 15th this year through the 21st, states across the country hold events discussing issues in the transportation system, honoring our drivers, educating the youth of America, and spreading awareness.
More than 9,000 members of The Association for Global Logistics and Transportation (NDTA), “a non-political, non-profit educational association of government, military, and industry professionals dedicated to fostering a strong and efficient global logistics and transportation system in support of national security,” will meet to discuss issues in the transportation system (http://www.ndtahq.com/events_national_trans_week.htm#).
Not only will there be a serious discussion on critical topics but also sets aside time to celebrate those members of the transportation industry.
One set of drivers honored are those in the trucking industry, which make up the backbone of America and is accountable for about 70 percent of the freight transported each year.
Appreciation towards these drivers and their hard work are given in many ways, one of them being through educating the younger generation on the importance of this occupation, with this year’s topic focusing on workforce issues, ntweek.org notes.
By educating the youth, NTW hopes to open their eyes to the industry and pursue a job in this field in the future, especially with the current driver shortage and capacity issues facing the transportation industry today. As the Federal Highway Administration’s Joseph S. Toole notes, “There is probably no other issue that reaches across all the modes [of transportation] in both the public and private sectors. This is an issue that very much unites all of the transportation community” (http://www.ntweek.org/).
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NTW also holds events across the nation to spread awareness for the transportation industry. A listing of dates and events can be found at http://www.ndtahq.com, http://www.ntweek.org/, or by visiting your local chapter.
Road Scholar Transport will be spreading awareness throughout National Transportation Week as well, demonstrating that together, we can help make a social difference. That’s why Road Scholar’s awareness trucks are making not one, not two, but three appearances this Saturday at events near year.
What better way to finish off National Transportation Week than coming out to show your appreciation towards a good cause at the following events:
Along with other awareness trailers including Stop Bullying, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Autism Speaks, Road Scholar is keeping your LTL and TL freight moving by providing on-time delivery and security of your products.