For one week every September, during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), Americans are asked to celebrate and thank our nation’s truck drivers and the instrumental role these dedicated men and women quietly carry out 24/7, 365. Well, this year, in the middle of a global pandemic, that role has been anything but quiet. That being said, we would be remiss not to state upfront: Thank you, drivers. We truly appreciate you. All of you.
Aim has always used this annual event to show some extra appreciation for its pool of talented, hardworking Aim Integrated Logistics drivers. Last year, spanning locations across the country, Aim invited any and all drivers (not just those employed by Aim) and their families to an aptly named Driver Appreciation Family Picnic, where everyone enjoyed barbecue, games and raffle prizes. Now, with cookouts on the backburner, Aim had to change things up: It went virtual.
“Last year we wanted to show how much we appreciate our drivers—and all drivers—in an extra special way, which is how last year’s picnic idea came about, and that was a huge success,” said Aim Director of Talent Management, Eleanor Arnold. “Now, this year, with things being so different and so restrictive, we didn’t want to lose sight of showing our appreciation, and this virtual celebration was the next best thing.”
From Sept. 14-18, a revolving lineup of hosts—two of which included Aim Co-Presidents Scott Fleming and Geoff Fleming—stepped up to a prize table overflowing with gifts to express their appreciation for Aim’s drivers and raffle off gifts to them. When all said and done, well over 150 prizes were given away to the company’s team of drivers. Each day’s drawing was recording and shared on Aim’s Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts.
The raffle included a buffet of gift cards, gift bags, lunchboxes, blankets, jackets, noise-canceling wireless headphones and more, with each day ending in a grand prize giveaway of a brand-new laptop and a rugged Aim-branded Carhartt backpack to haul it around in.
In spite of the worst economic downturn the U.S. has seen since The Great Depression, Aim is proud to continue to add good-paying driving jobs with great benefits to several parts of the country.
Drivers in need of a job can view opportunities at jobsataim.com or reach out to Arnold directly at 330-759-0438 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Aim works with a large variety of customers all over the country, so there’s always something available for everyone.
Also, as a reminder, Aim employees have until Sept. 30 to enter to win a $1,000 Visa gift card and one paid vacation day. For each driver or mechanic they refer to Aim, they earn one entry for this awesome prize package. Employees with questions about the official rules or anything else contest-related can reach out to Arnold for details.