Truck drivers: The real Santa

Posted: November 27, 2019

It’s Christmas Eve. Your house is decked out with lights, your tree is trimmed and stockings are hung on the mantle. A plate of cookies and a glass of milk sit on a table with a letter to Santa and his reindeer. And who should come down your chimney with piles of wrapped presents to place under your tree? A Big G Express truck driver, that’s who!

Old Saint Nick may be the jolliest of them all, but the truth is that the holiday season would be a lot less exciting without truck drivers around. There would be no trees or lights to buy at the store, no flour or sugar to purchase for your holiday baking, and no holiday meal on your table unless it was something you grew or raised yourself.

The presents you purchased online would never arrive in time for Christmas. After all, without trucks available to move around holiday freight, everything would get delivered on foot, by horse, bike or car instead. It’s estimated that more than 600 million packages are delivered by truck between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. Delivering these items from the back of a minivan might mean a true Christmas in July instead. Unless, of course, you consider the fact that those minivans get delivered by truck too.

This holiday season, we want you to enjoy your eggnog, build that gingerbread house, and enjoy your time with friends and family. As you do, be sure to raise your glasses and thank the real Santas of Christmas and those that make all of it possible: truck drivers.

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