Truck driver celebration in Albert Lea Monday

(ABC 6 News) – Eden Prairie, MN based, C.H. Robinson, is kicking off Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 11-17) with an event planned Monday afternoon in Albert Lea.

The campaign kicks off at Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea from 3 to 7 p.m.

During the event, representatives from C.H. Robinson will be personally thanking truck drivers who pass through by handing out food, beverages, swag and other goodies in recognition of truck drivers and the role they play in delivering goods the world depends on, despite ongoing supply chain challenges.

“We appreciate truck drivers every day of the year, and Truck Driver Appreciation Week especially gives us another opportunity to take a step back, reflect and truly recognize the people who help make our world go ‘round,” said Mac Pinkerton, President, North American Surface Transportation. “As one of the largest logistics companies in the world, we get to see first-hand how truck drivers continue to step up to deliver all of life’s essentials that we often take for granted. We are so grateful for their dedication and thrilled we get the opportunity to say, ‘thanks for everything’ in a big way.”

C.H. Robinson plans on celebrating the week with $100,000 in giveaways being awarded directly to truck drivers in recognition of the 100,000 miles on average they travel every year.

To learn more information about C.H. Robinson’s Truck Driver Appreciation Week campaign, CLICK HERE.