Thanksgiving is a national holiday when people celebrate gratitude for what they have. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
Like many great things, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be possible without trucking. The United States is estimated to consume around 50 million turkeys each Thanksgiving and nearly $60 billion worth of goods are bought during this holiday.
80% of American households choose to have turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The holiday calls for 80 million lbs. of cranberries, 1.5 billion lbs. of pumpkins, and 2.4 billion lbs. of sweet potatoes. ALL OF THIS IS TRANSPORTED BY TRUCKS.
Many truck drivers are on the road delivering products on Thanksgiving, instead of being at home for dinner with friends and loved ones.
So, this Thanksgiving, we’d like to give thanks to our hard-working truckers out there. Because of you, we enjoy delicious Thanksgiving meals and have goodies to look forward to every Black Friday. If we bought it, truckers brought it.
This holiday is all about being grateful, so we all have so much to be thankful for.
Thank you truck drivers for your time, effort, and all that you do.
Happy Thanksgiving from San Jose Truck Driving School!