GREENVILLE – September 12 to September 18 was NATIONAL TRUCK APPRECIATION WEEK. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods people need. Did you know that the trucking industry is responsible for transporting over 70% of the nation’s goods? There are 3.6 million professional drivers and nearly 8 million people employed in trucking related jobs.
According to the American Trucking Association folks in all 50 states have taken extraordinary steps to show their appreciation for the important work that professional truck drivers have done. From children passing out lunches to “I heart trucks” signs across America’s highways. The public has taken notice of the essential role truck drivers play in their daily lives .
Morgan Shepard of Greenville, Ohio is one of those folks who really appreciates truck drivers.
Morgan works the afternoon shift at Jafe Decorating which is located near the intersection of routes 127, 36 and 571. Many trucks pass thru this intersection every day. On most days Morgan arrives to work an hour ahead of his normal start time. During that extra hour the 24 year old positions himself near the highway and takes photos of passing trucks. His extensive photo collection includes a wide variety of trucks but his favorite ones are Peterbilts pulling reefer box trailers.
During NATIONAL TRUCK APPRECIATION WEEK Morgan went the extra mile. Instead of just taking photos he held a large handmade sign that said THANK YOU TRUCK DRIVERS.
Here are just a few of the many photos that Morgan has taken from his usual location near route 127 along with photos from wherever he happened to be when a big truck showed up.
Thank you Morgan, “Keep on truckin” !!