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Celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with Covenant Logistics

September 22, 2023
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Celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with Covenant Logistics

This week gave us the perfect opportunity to honor our professional drivers who play an essential role in our success.

This week gave us the perfect opportunity to honor our professional drivers who play an essential role in our success.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week has come to a close, and at Covenant Logistics, we are filled with gratitude for the incredible men and women who keep our nation moving. This week gave us the perfect opportunity to honor our professional drivers who play an essential role in our success. We celebrated their hard work, commitment, and tireless efforts that keep our trucks on the road and our customers satisfied nationwide. 

We opened the week on Monday, September 11th, with this heartwarming video honoring and celebrating our professional drivers by thanking them for their unwavering dedication to our country throughout some of the toughest times we have seen in the last 3 decades. 

"We sincerely appreciate every one of our professional drivers. My hope and my prayer is that you sense that not just today. Not justa day where the whole industry is recognizing it, but that you sense it everyday." - David Parker, Founder and CEO 

Throughout the week, Covenant organized multiple events at terminals across the country, creating a festive atmosphere that showcased our appreciation for our truck drivers. From raffle drawings to giveaways, games,and much more, the celebrations were a true testament to the value we place on our drivers. 

Drivers gathered for Driver Appreciation Week food and fun outside of Covenant Logistics


A Journey of Growth

Covenant Logistics has come a long way since its inception in 1986. What started with just 25 trucks and 50 trailers has now become an industry leader. Today, we are proud to have a fleet of over 2,000 trucks, over 5,000 trailers, and a family of more than 3,400 drivers. Our remarkable journey wouldn't have been possible without the hard work, dedication, and professionalism of our drivers, who steer us towards success every day.

"We wouldn't have this building, we couldn't pay for those trucks, we wouldn't have a job, if it weren't for all of you. Here's the thing, I get up every day and I say "Lord, thank you for today, and thank you for all of our teammates, and bless every one of you out there on the road and keep them safe. This enterprise revolves around you, and we thank you." - Paul Bunn, President and COO


Honoring Excellence: Driver of the Year Award

One of the highlights of our National Truck Driver Appreciation Week celebrations was the presentation of the prestigious "Driver of the Year" award. The recipients of this award embody the very best of Covenant Logistics - demonstrating exceptional skill, dedication to safety, and an unwavering commitment to our values.  

Covenant Trainer of the Year | Adam Coy
Covenant OTR Drivers of the Year | Kenneth Bertch + Jalene Bantz
Covenant Wildcat Drivers of the Year | Miya Greeley + Auston Sala
Landair Dedicated Driver of the Year - David Hill
AAT Carriers Team Drivers of the Year | Kriss Scott + Hank Sterling


As we wrap up this year's National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all our drivers, past and present, for their hard work and dedication. You are the backbone of our company, and we are truly fortunate to have you as part of our family.


While this special week may be over for this year, our appreciation for our drivers is ongoing. We will continue to support and celebrate our drivers throughout the year because, at Covenant, we know that it's not just about the destination but the journey and the incredible people who make it possible. Thank you for being the driving force behind our success!

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