2016 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Recap

Driver Appreciation week is always of one Odyssey’s favorite weeks of the year and this year was no different.  We had an incredible time honoring these hard working men and women at the numerous events that took place across the Odyssey family of businesses this past week.

ADS Logistics Co, LLC (Area Transportation):

Our premier metals logistics business unit, ADS Logistics, celebrated Driver Appreciation Week at all ADS warehouses and terminals last week. Each terminal provided breakfast and lunch to their drivers. The Chesterton office even decorated their office space to show appreciation. The Portage Roll & Hold featured a week long tent event inviting all drivers, customers, Port personnel, and police officers over for a bite to eat and free prizes. This was a great way to recruit new drivers, thank our drivers, and better serve our customers and community.

All Area (ADS) drivers will receive a Carhartt pair of work gloves and an orange winter hat at our Safety Meeting in November. These gifts are ordered for Driver Appreciation Week. Many drivers will receive a limited edition cooler and mug as a prize as well

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Linden Bulk Transportation LLC:

A celebration and recognition of our Drivers and Colleagues also took place at our bulk tank trucking business unit, Linden Bulk Transportation LLC (LBT), in honor of Driver Appreciation Week. This annual event is one of the many things LBT does to recognize the value these folks have to our company and our customers.

As Linden has done for many years, they held a multi-day barbecue with hot meals available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  A highlight was the “Pizza” truck where pizzas were prepared individually and cooked in a brick oven.

Our customers and our vendors also join in this recognition of our professional drivers. Drivers in the area, whether they work for LBT or not, stopped in to enjoy the festivities.

All our colleagues volunteered to set-up, cook and clean-up as a way to support our Drivers and the work they do to in providing our customers with safe, error free service.  In addition, daily drawings were done where many prizes were given to the lucky winners.  Special Safety Awards are also given out by our insurance company to those Drivers achieving safety milestones.



Every day is driver appreciation day! We are truly thankful for the drivers that work hard in order to make this business successful throughout the year!