Ruby red hearts, paper made valentines, boxes full of chocolate. That’s right, truck drivers, it is almost time for the loveliest holiday of all, Valentine’s Day. Whether or not you have a sweetheart in your life, you can still make the holiday sweeter for someone else. Check out what Knight Transportation is doing to help spread the sweetness of Valentine’s Day. It’ll make your heart flutter with kindness and perhaps inspire you to do something special for those in need on this day of love.
Knight Transportation Truckers in Service
The driving associates and independent contractors working for Knight Transportation in Memphis, Tennessee are doing something unusual. This Valentine’s Day they are working to make the kids at a local children’s hospital feel a little more love this holiday. Crafting skills on fleck, these drivers at the Memphis Service Center are honing handmade valentines to hand out to these children. Plenty of fuzzy pom poms and boxes of magic markers are getting passed around the table as these truck drivers craft to their heart’s content.
The cards will be distributed to children as a way to show them that someone cares about them. It’s the little things that count, and these little things can help soothe the pain and offer comfort in a time of great need. Often these kids are struggling just to survive, and something as kind as a valentine from a trucker can be a bright light in their darkest days.
Valentine’s Day for Kids in Need
Making homemade valentines, with love, isn’t something typical of a trucker. That’s what makes it even more special, as it gives these drivers the opportunity to do something special for those in need within their community. After all, the best gift is the one that is given, and these Knight truck drivers are experiencing this full fold this Valentine’s Day. To see the looks on the children’s faces when they get these DIY cards made by local truck drivers is sure to be priceless. It follows in line with the Knight Transportation motto, “We rise by lifting others.”
The Knight Culture
At Knight Transportation truck drivers are considered part of the Knight family. It’s not just a job, it’s a culture, the Knight culture. This is essential to helping truckers feel loved and respected when they are thousands of miles and hundreds of hours from home. Giving out handmade Valentine’s Day cards is only a small part of what Knight Transportation does.
Drivers receive face to face interaction with their fellow associates. They work in a family atmosphere where everyone from other drivers to their dispatchers have the best interest of the driver in mind. After all, without qualified truck drivers to handle the hauls Knight Transportation wouldn’t be one of the top performing trucking companies like it is. On a regular basis the company makes its driving associates and independent contractors feel that they are truly cared about. The caring comes full circle here at Knight.