6 Ways to Appreciate
6 Ways to Appreciate Your Drivers
A truck driver's job can be quite demanding, both physically and mentally. Sadly, most people don't know how demanding the job can be. The job can involve long hours, dreadful solitude, and the inherent risks of being on the road for more than 80 hours each week. No doubt, this is not an easy job.
So on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we wish everyone, especially companies to show appreciation for truck drivers for their selfless contributions. Here, we'll discuss six ideas for how you can show some appreciation and thanks to drivers and owner-operators in this field.
Share your appreciation for your drivers on social media.
According to a Truckers News survey, an overwhelming majority of truckers (82%) are active on social media. As most truck drivers (63%) are on Facebook, it can be a fantastic place to express your gratitude.
Put together a piece that highlights the driver and the service they provide. Give them the credit they deserve for being fantastic drivers and shining examples to everyone around them.
As a Gesture of Gratitude, Host a Giveaway For Your Drivers
Another fantastic method for businesses to demonstrate their appreciation for their drivers is to supply them with modern conveniences they may use while on the road. For example, give them some company-branded fall accessories like beanies, sweatshirts, or gloves to show how much you care about them.
Coffee tumblers and water bottles may seem like insignificant goods, but they may go a long way for a modest firm. Plus, hosting online giveaways from time to time can also encourage drivers to interact and stay together with your social media accounts.
Give Presents to Show Your Gratitude
Truck drivers are most often the unsung heroes of our society, and it may seem obvious to express your appreciation by giving them a gift. But, of course, this idea can backfire if you provide presents that are too generic or don't have any meaning behind them.
Instead, something that makes truck drivers' daily lives easier is more likely to make them feel appreciated. Think of getting a crockpot or a cookbook for the driver who has everything but can't find the time to cook healthy meals.
Some are more interested in cutting-edge technology, so Bluetooth headphones and XM radio are great choices. Getting the driver a gift card is OK, but you should first find out where they like to eat or shop.
Be Clear about Your Appreciation for Them.
As Harvard Business Review says, there is a clear distinction between showing appreciation and recognizing your employees. When you acknowledge someone, you give them praise for a specific action.
In contrast, expressing appreciation affirms the person for who they already are. Therefore, you should let your drivers know what qualities you admire in them. According to Harvard, doing this can significantly improve a person's sense of worth. It's good for both of you and the team dynamic as a whole.
Organize a Company-wide Celebration
Your truck drivers most likely work long hours and are frequently absent from home. So a present that allows them to spend more time with their families would probably be very appreciated. Planning a family event at a nearby venue is a great way to do this on a broader scale.
These events provide your drivers, their spouses, and their children a chance to socialize and have a good time with other drivers in the area. On the other hand, if they were given a pair of complimentary admission passes to a local amusement park or theater, they could spend more time with their family.
The Best Way to Communicate Something Is With a Sign
In honor of Truck Driver Appreciation Week, many folks have been getting crafty with posters. So create a sign, grab some markers, and express your appreciation in any way you see fit!
When satisfied with your poster, you can distribute it however you like. For example, you may attach it to a car window, stick it on your balcony, or have your children take selfies with it for a photo to publish on social media.
On a National Driver Appreciation Week, it is essential to remember the importance of expressing gratitude to one's drivers.
We hope you can make your truck drivers feel appreciated for their hard work. Thanks for reading till now.