Dear Truck & Delivery Drivers.
Unprecedented times. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard what feels like a million times since March of 2020. When the coronavirus pandemic struck the United States and changed the way we live, a number of heroes stepped up to the plate to ensure we would have what we needed. Doctors and nurses worked tirelessly to help the sick. Teachers taught from their living rooms virtually to help kids stay ahead. Grocery store workers, food service workers, and many other front line employees went above and beyond to help when there were more questions than answers. All of these individuals are incredible, but we want to highlight the heroes who drove overnight to deliver PPE and toilet paper. The truck drivers who worked overtime to keep store shelves stocked. The local delivery drivers who worked to ensure every online order was delivered while the country was shut down.
This letter is for you, truck and delivery drivers. Looking back over the past almost two years, we know things have not been easy. However, you all never backed down, and your hard work did not go unnoticed. To be honest, you all saved countless lives because you made sure hospitals had the supplies they needed to help COVID patients. Those of you who deliver food to schools made it possible for them to put together meals students could pick up so they would have something to eat while they learned from home. Then once the coronavirus vaccine was ready, you all helped distribute it across the country so that we could begin returning to our normal lives. No matter what role you played, you made a difference.
You know, several years back, CDL Life wrote an article about what would happen if trucks just stopped. In less than a day, we would begin to feel the impact because hospitals would begin running out of basic supplies. Within 2-3 days, food shortages would become a major issue, and gas stations would run out of fuel. CDL Life says that within a month, clean water would be scarce and people would begin getting sick because of their weakened immune systems. As you can see, you all are a necessity to our country. Next time you begin feeling stressed or tired on the job, just remember that all of us at Lee-Smith appreciate you and the work you do every single day.
As we approach the holiday season, we know you all are going to become even busier as you help Santa deliver. If your truck or delivery vehicle begins acting up during this season, we are here to help just like always. All you have to do is give us a call at 423-622-4161. Our service team is honored to serve you and help you get back on the road.
Never forget that we have your back. Keep up the good work.