Hogan Transports Honors Drivers During
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
St. Louis, MO, August 27, 2007 - During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, August 27 - August 31, 2007, Hogan Transports Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, will join a nationwide effort to honor the drivers who bolster our nation's economy.
Did you know that the trucking industry annually transports nearly 70 percent of all freight in the United States? That's $671 billion-worth of goods transported by 3.24 million truck drivers, who are among the 8.6 million-person workforce in the United States alone. Did you know that more than 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking for delivery of their goods and commodities? Did you know that at some point during its journey from producer to consumer, freight must be transported by truck? No other form of transportation-whether plane, ship, or train-can deliver goods door-to-door. Trucks must be involved to make it happen.
And not only does our nation's economic prosperity depend on the trucking industry to deliver the goods we need every day, our national and regional security and safety relies on the industry during emergencies as well.
Remarkably, our nation's long-haul drivers average more than 100,000 miles on the road per year. Yet, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of truck-involved fatalities dropped an estimated 3.7% in 2006. At the local level, Hogan Transports Inc.-is proud of our safety record and our drivers.
To recognize and thank these professionals during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Hogan Transport Inc. will be giving away NTDA tee shirts & mugs and drawing for many great prizes. The executive team along with the rest of the management team will be on hand to give out food and giveaways. The event runs Monday through Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm.
Please support our nation's professional truck drivers, who collectively travel more than 300 billion miles per year to bring us the products we need to lead healthy, productive lives.
Now that you know the facts, can there be any doubt as to the critical role truck driver's play in our nation's economy? So take time out during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to join America in celebrating these professional drivers who make it happen safely, securely, and with pride in the job they perform.
Hogan Transports Inc provides truckload and dedicated services throughout the United States and Canada, and is an active member of the American Trucking Association and the Truckload Carriers Association.
Hogan Transports Inc is proud to announce Steve Eckhoff; driver for dedicated services has been selected as a captain of the ATA America's Road Team. This is an
elite group of 16 drivers selected from all U.S. transportation companies, literally, the "Best of the Best". The ATA Road Team Captains responsibility is to address transportation issues and spread the message of trucking industry's commitment to highway safety. They share safe driving tips and offer motorists advice on how to safely share the road with their large trucks.
Hogan Transports Inc competes in Missouri statewide Truck Rodeo and has placed first in the flat bed division and 2nd place straight truck division twice, over the past 6 years.
In April of 2005 the Commercial Carriers Journal named Hogan as its "Innovator of the Year" for their proactive safety programs. The company was also a past National Grand Prize Winner of the Truckload Carrier's Association safety contest. Hogan enjoys an outstanding safety record by constantly evaluating new safety methods and continually training drivers in the most recent safety techniques.
For more information on upcoming events, contact Tracey Miller 314-813-2776