A Press Release: ATA Announces Second Annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Video Contest

By: Bubbajunk.com

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations today announced that it will again sponsor a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). The contest aims to celebrate the 3.4 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 or home video cameras – with the emphasis on creativity and message, rather than production values.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2010 will take place September 19-25. The deadline for contest submissions is September 13, 2010.

Submissions should be posted to YouTube, tagged with "ATATrucksBringIt" and the URL emailed to [email protected] Alternatively, entries can be sent to [email protected] 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 3.4 million professional truck drivers nationwide – delivering the goods U.S. consumers need every day of the year. Logging over 431 billion miles per year, trucks delivered 10.2 billion tons of freight in 2008, or 68.8 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 www.ntdaw.org.

The American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. www.truckline.com

SOURCE American Trucking Associations