ATA Announces Third Annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Video Contest

Aug 04, 2011, 15:38 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations today announced that it will sponsor for the third year a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW).  The contest aims to celebrate the 3.2 million professional truck drivers delivering life's essentials across the country everyday.


ATA is seeking amateur video submissions from professional truck drivers, driver's families, shippers, suppliers, allied companies or community members explaining why professional truck drivers are essential. Entries can be produced with simple cell phone, flip video or home video cameras – with the emphasis on creativity and message, rather than production values.  

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2011 will take place September 11-17. The deadline for contest submissions is September 21, 2011, allowing entries to be produced during NTDAW festivities.

Submissions should be posted to YouTube, tagged with "ATATrucksBringIt" and the URL emailed to Alternatively, entries can be sent to or American Trucking Associations, ATA Image and Outreach, 950 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 210, Arlington, VA 22203.

To see the full list of rules, click here.

There are over 3.2 million professional truck drivers nationwide – delivering the goods U.S. consumers need every day of the year. Logging over 408 billion miles per year, trucks delivered 8.8 billion tons of freight in 2009, or 68 percent of total U.S. freight tonnage. Professional truck drivers are more essential to the national economy than ever before, and they're delivering their loads safely and professionally. To learn more about how essential the trucking industry is, visit

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!

Contact: Elisabeth Barna
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations