December 23rd, 2016 | On The Road, Truck Driving

Who says driving a truck is boring or no fun? Here are a few truckers who show off their holiday spirit.

Check Out How Truckers Celebrate the Holidays from OverDrive

Phillips W900 Decked Out for a Light Parade. Courtesy of OverDrive Magazine; Trucker: Jesse Phillips

This trucking family wrote a poem for OverDrive Magazine and they wrote in their 2015 Christmas message:

“We, as a trucking family, are deeply grateful to the men and women who deliver the freight our country depends upon to maintain the lifestyle we’re accustomed to. We are humbled and proud to be a part of it. Truckers are the silent Santa every day of the year, and the general public may not realize it, but we do, and we thank you.” ~ The Parker Family, 2015 Christmas message in OverDrive Magazine.

I heard the Jakes on Christmas day
Their old familiar bellows play
Low and deep the blasts repeat
Of food on tables, good will to men., 2015

I thought how, when the truckers arrived,
The bellies of all kept full with pride
As they roll along on broken chains
Of highway where little remains, good will to men.
And in respect I bowed my head:
“There is no peace on earth,” I said
“For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”

Again the jakes bawled, loud and deep:
“Good will isn’t dead, and we will not sleep;
The wrong street address will not cause us to fail,
Your Christmas toys we’ll avail, good will to men.’

Rolling, strolling to make home in a day,
The world revolves because they work this way
A father, a mother, family left behind
Bring pieces of life, good will to men.

From the Parker Family

Here’s a fun video discussion of the logistics nightmare that Santa has considering he has ONE NIGHT to deliver toys to all the kids of the world! These Omnitracs Roadnet software engineers take into consideration traveling at 100 reindeer-power or speed of light, time zones, multiple Santas, etc.

So, who has it tougher, Santa or Truckers?

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America photo

Wreaths Across America

It took 60 trucks, each carrying about 5,000 wreaths, to deliver the wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery. Driving from Maine to Virginia they formed the world’s largest veterans’ parade. Altogether, over 300 hundred trucks participate in Wreaths Across America delivering to over 1000 participating cemeteries.

“The trucking industry has a longstanding tradition of honoring our nation’s fallen heroes and Wreaths Across America is very much a part of that legacy,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “ATA is privileged to play a role in celebrating the lives of thousands of servicemen and servicewomen this holiday season and we are grateful for the continued security provided to us by America’s active military personnel.”

Courtesy of FeeltOwner

Click here to learn more about Wreaths Across America

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Happy Holidays from the instructors and staff at Phoenix Truck Driving Institute!