ST. GEORGE – At the Ariz./Utah Port of Entry on I-15 on Sept. 15, truck drivers will be honored for their work in observation of National Truckers Appreciation Week (Sept 11-17).
While passing through the Port of Entry, truckers will be greeted by welcome banners and treated to a basket of goodies donated by RMC Foods.
“A [truck] driver’s job is a pretty thankless job,” said Stan Winward, vice president of the Southern Utah Truckers Association.
“You couldn’t do anything in this town without trucks,” said Mont Gubler, a member of Truckers Association and president and CEO of RMC Foods.
Gubler added that if it were not for truckers, St. George would be cut off from the rest of the world. As no major rail line or waterway passes near the area, Gubler called the truck drivers “St. George’s lifeline.”
The trucker appreciation event at the Port of Entry is sponsored by the Southern Utah Truckers Association and its members in association with the St. George Chamber of Commerce and the Dixie Sunshiners.
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