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Keeping America moving: Nation salutes truckers in September

America celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 12th – 18th. As it should. Relative to all the appreciation “weeks” popping up on social media, given our current circumstances and recent history, this one - especially this year - must truly rise above the level of a virtue-signaling meme. We would be in a world of hurt without our truckers. Everybody needs to remember that --every week of the year.

Celebrate the incredible contribution

Not unlike environmentalists failing to understand that if they eliminated oil, every green technology they deem politically correct would cease to exist. It appears after yet another year of incredible contribution, somehow, trucks and drivers are bad for the country. And though we should be celebrating these heroes and the industry, the nation seems to be vilifying rather than glorifying trucker’s for the peace, health and happiness they deliver every day.

It is absolutely time to celebrate the trucking industry this year, especially after yet another year of literally saving the nation’s bacon and assuring supplies of “every kind” including pharmaceuticals to keep people healthy. As one unidentified wag in the industry said: “Those damn vaccines don’t ship themselves, people!”

Fifty tons, $53 billion every day

According to a Fleet Owner story recapping the trucking industry’s value and contribution to the US and global economy during 2020, “the trucking industry has proven to be particularly vital to the American economy and way of life.” Quoting a federal government administrator “there is not a family in America or business that doesn’t rely on the freight industry in some way.” Which is truth beyond words.

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The Roemer Report Archives

As you review these archived editions of the Roemer Report, it is remarkable to see how many major ‘hot button’ issues from way back in the day have been the topics of discussion over the many years and right up to the present day. Fuel costs, Insurance, Equipment innovations, Hours of service, the driver shortage (!) safety regulations, traffic bottlenecks and more. The more things change, the more they really do seem to stay the same!

We hope you will enjoy these historical editions of the Roemer Report. Long known as “The Kiplinger Letter of Trucking” our report has been proudly produced by the Trucking Insurance Experts at Roemer Insurance for over 35 years. Roemer Insurance is the parent company of InsureMyRig and The Roemer Report has always been our way of showing our trucking clients that we support their vital industry and that we really do know the difference between a fifth wheel and a steering wheel. Enjoy!