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The Surprising Reason You Need Truck Drivers

Truck Driver AppreciationWe’re giving a big 10-4 to the nearly 4 million truck drivers out on the open road. Did you know that truck drivers generate about $650 billion dollars a year or about 5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product? It’s true! From transporting clothing and food to electrical products and machinery parts, 70% of all freight transported in the U.S. is done by truck.

However, the majority of trucking companies are small businesses, so benefits and the harsh conditions of a life on the road takes a toll on these road warriors. And because of this, we are donating to the St. Christopher Trucker Relief Fund (SCF).

SCF is a charity that helps semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury has caused them to be out of work. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses such as rent/mortgage, utilities, vehicle payments and insurance.

St. Christopher Trucker Relief Fund also provides health and wellness programs in hopes to prevent some medical illnesses. Some of the programs include smoking cessation, free flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines. We dig the way they help those in the rig!

So, next time you’re enjoying a bag of our Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds, thank a truck driver. Without their “drive” and dedication, you’d be rind out of luck.

 

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