Cargo Transporters Hosts America Rolls Strong Truck Parade
Truck parade recognizes National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11
Claremont, NC – (Trailer Technician) – Cargo Transporters, Inc., an asset-based regional and national carrier, along with the support of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), has hosted the inaugural America Rolls Strong Truck Parade. The event celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Held here in Claremont, North Carolina, the America Rolls Strong Truck Parade featured a 30-truck convoy from local and national trucking companies in the region along with first responder vehicles.
“The America Rolls Strong Truck Parade is all about our nation’s professional drivers who are absolutely essential to our economy and deserve to be called out for their continued service under some of the toughest of conditions,” said Dennis Dellinger, president and CEO at Cargo Transporters. “These men and women continue to drive and deliver the goods we all depend on, and during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week we are proud to join carriers across the country to celebrate their service.”
The inaugural parade is just one of the new initiatives under #TruckloadStrong, a TCA initiative focused on elevating the image of the truckload segment of the trucking industry. The comprehensive program launched earlier this year aims to spread the word about the outstanding people and programs across the truckload segment of the industry by focusing on safety, the growing use of advanced technology, the essential role that carriers and drivers play, and their daily acts of heroism and goodwill.
“As the Immediate Past Chairman of TCA, I couldn’t be more pleased to have Cargo Transporters support events occurring as part of the grassroots #TruckloadStrong image campaign,” Dellinger stated. “We look forward to supporting that effort in other ways and in seeing America Rolls Strong Truck Parades taking place nationwide next year.”
The America Rolls Strong Truck Parade included special patriotic Ride of Pride trucks. The Ride of Pride program was founded in 2002 by Ed Keeter, a Vietnam War veteran and former shift manager at Freightliner’s Cleveland Truck Manufacturing Plant in North Carolina, as a way to recognize military veterans. Every year, Freightliner Trucks awards new Ride of Pride trucks to different trucking companies. In 2019, Cargo Transporters received a Ride of Pride tractor dedicated to Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipients.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is being held this year from September 12-18. The annual event recognizes and thanks the industry’s 3.6 million professional truck drivers who are responsible for delivering America’s most essential goods.
About Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)
Located in Alexandria, VA TCA is the only trade association whose sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, tanker, and intermodal container carriers operating throughout North America. Founded in 1938, the TCA represents operators of nearly 210,000 trucks, which collectively produce revenue of more than $38 billion in annual truckload revenue.
About Cargo Transporters, Inc
Based in Claremont, North Carolina, Cargo Transporters, Inc is an asset-based, transportation operation with intrastate and interstate common and contract authority. Serving the 48 continental U.S. with emphasis on lanes east of the Rockies, the truckload dry freight carrier specializes in time-definite or JIT/expedited freight services and works with shippers outsourcing transportation to a third-party logistics supplier, including the acquisition and/or disposition of private fleets. Cargo Transporters operates a technologically enhanced fleet of 501 trucks and 1,700 trailers and employs over 650 people. For more information, visit www.cargotransporters.com.