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2023 CMV Driver Appreciation Day

During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, FMCSA is designating September 14 as CMV Driver Appreciation Day - a day dedicated to sharing our thanks to all commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers for the invaluable impact they have on our daily lives.

CMV Driver Appreciation Day (September 14, 2023)


FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson personally thanks all CMV drivers for their commitment to safety on #OurRoads and helping move our nation's economy and people forward.  

Social Media Content

Use the content below to join the conversation on social media and show your appreciation to all bus and truck drivers! Don’t forget to tag FMCSA or Our Roads, Our Safety

Social Post #1

Join us on September 14 to celebrate CMV Driver Appreciation Day and show gratitude to the hardworking truck and bus drivers who keep our world moving. They are the unsung heroes who drive through rain or shine and make sacrifices for our comfort and safety. 

Find out how you can be a part of the event: #CMVDriverAppreciationDay 

Social Post #2

The nearly 14.5 million large trucks and buses registered to operate on America’s roadways play a critical role in helping move our nation’s economy and transporting our loved ones.  

Discover more facts about CMV drivers and how you can show your appreciation: #CMVDriverAppreciationDay 

Social Post #3

The CMV industry generates millions of jobs across the country. In fact, there are roughly 8.7 million CMV drivers that operate in the United States – that includes both truck and motorcoach drivers. Take a moment to thank these drivers today and everyday! Learn more: #CMVDriverAppreciationDay 

Social Post #4

On behalf of the US Department of Transportation, FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson thanks all CMV drivers for their continuous commitment to moving our economy and loved ones safely. Watch the video.  



Social Post #5

Just because National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is wrapping up, that doesn’t mean we need to stop thanking drivers. Practicing safe driving on #OurRoads is one way to thank them daily. Together we can work to improve safety on the roads and make significant progress towards the goal of zero highway fatalities. #NTDAW

Additional Resources

  • The American Trucking Associations is celebrating miles of gratitude during National Trucking Driver Appreciation Week by inviting you to #ThankATrucker on your social media! Discover how you can spread the word and appreciation for the millions of professional drivers!
  • Find out more passenger vehicles safety tips for sharing roads with CMV drivers so that everyone can get to their destination safely.
  • To support CMV drivers, discover FMCSA’s Our Roads, Our Safety Distracted Driving toolkit providing tips on staying focused behind the wheel and road safety refreshers.
  • Discover and distribute key safety tips for CMV drivers on the CMV Driver Toolkit page.