Remembering Our Veterans
May 23, 2020
There are a million little ways that truckers give respect to those who served our country. One of those ways includes sharing in a moment of silence on Memorial Day. This event, part of the National Moment of Remembrance, pays homage to our fallen heroes by pausing at 3p.m. for a duration of one minute in an effort to honor those who have died in Military Service.
Along with participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, a lot of truckers choose to decorate graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags. Because of this activity, Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day. In 1967, however, federal law officially declared that Decoration Day would be observed as "Memorial Day." It is said that the federal holiday was established to ensure that veterans or the family and friends of veterans, have an opportunity to participate in remembrance without repercussions from their work or to their pay.
This Memorial Day holiday, according to AAA, traffic is predicted to set record lows. This comes as a result of COVID-19 and the closure of many businesses. Although traffic may be lighter, truckers are encouraged by the American Trucking Association to take extra precautions while driving.
According to the ATA website, Memorial Day week-end is all about respect and trucking safety: "As America remembers its fallen heroes who fought for our country’s freedoms, the trucking industry pays its respects by reaffirming its strong commitment to safety. Highly-trained professional truck drivers are responsible for moving more than $700 billion worth of freight each year. A day in the life of a professional truck driver can vary day to day, but ensuring safety is always the number one priority."
For military vets interested in driving, please contact us at 1-800-937-0880. Millis Transfer offers a long list of company incentives, especially to those who have so bravely served our country.
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” and safety awards, two Best Fleet to Drive For nominations and recognition as a Certified Top Pay Carrier for more than 14 years. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., the company has grown to an 800+ truck carrier primarily operating east of the Mississippi River. Extra perks for Millis drivers include a maximum pay rate of 47-58cpm, beautiful and well-maintained equipment, as well as a long list of amenities and benefits.
Maintenance facilities and drop yards are also strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. To learn more, please visit www.millistransfer.com or www.mtidriving.com.