Truck Driver Appreciation — Celebrating Good with a Tablet Giveaway

Truck driver appreciation? Please. How many times have you read articles about “renegade truckers” and their disregard for the law? How often has the media painted professional drivers as reckless cowboys (and cowgirls), wreaking havoc across our nation’s highways and bi-ways? The fact is, public perception of the trucking industry isn’t positive, and that’s unfortunate. Day-in and day-out, we work hand-in-hand with carriers and drivers who get it right; we know the tremendous strength of the trucking community. And that’s why we’d like to celebrate professional truck drivers who’ve gone above and beyond during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week—and we’d like to shout their good deeds from the rooftops.

See, accountability, integrity, trust and urgency are values we hold dear at XRS. When we hear stories of truckers placing themselves in harm’s way to assist others, supporting the vulnerable, and sacrificing their own time and resources for those who are desperate for a little kindness or a fresh start, we feel inspired. We know you do to.

Truckers have always been instrumental in delivering supplies to disaster relief victims–and they’ve often transported freight on their own time and at their own expense.

So, we invite you, the good women and men of the trucking industry, to share your stories. We’ll send a Huawei MediaPad 7” tablet to the driver whose acts of kindness are most compelling.

It’s our Xtra Mile Award, and it’s our way of saying thanks for all that you do.

Enter the truck driver appreciation tablet giveaway

Goodness knows there are plenty of truckers reaching out and offering their helping hands—and these are stories that should be shared. So, if you’ve ever assisted at an accident scene or helped a stranded motorist; if you’ve joined Truckers Against Trafficking’s fight and called in a report to police; if you’ve ever given your time to educate high school teens about the importance of attentive driving and respecting big rigs, we want to hear about it.

To enter:

Post your story and a photo of yourself to our Facebook Wall between now and Wednesday, September 12. If you know a deserving trucker you’d like to nominate for the Xtra Mile Award, feel free to share their story.

We’ll review the entries and select the Xtra Mile Award finalists on September 13.

Remember, the importance of taking your time and telling a compelling story cannot be overstated. Move us.

Vote Friday, Sept 14 – Thursday, Sept 20 for the winner

On September 14, we’ll pin a Facebook album to our Wall and leave the work of choosing the most powerful story up to our community. Simply “like” a story to cast your vote.

During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, lets take these stories viral and help correct public perceptions of truck drivers!

The story that receives the most votes by Thursday, September 20 at 10 PM CST will receive the tablet, and we’ll celebrate their generous, selfless acts on our blog on Friday, September 21.

Let’s not forget—The big truck driver appreciation prize!

Helping shine a positive light on trucking and celebrating the women and men who get it right is why we’re doing this. But, of course, let’s not forget the grand award.

We’ll send the Xtra Mile Award winner a Huawei MediaPad 7. This 7” Android tablet retails for more than $400 and features:

  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 4G HSPA+ wireless network
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 5mP camera
  • 1280×800 IPS display
  • GPS

Just consider it our small way of saying thanks. You do us proud.