a message issued from the Western White House in Crawford, TX, President
George W. Bush praised America's truckers for their "important
contributions to our economy and our quality of life."
said, "By transporting essential goods across the country,
truckdrivers sustain critical networks of trade and commerce."
Dennis Hall called Land Line after crossing the Arizona-Utah
border at the St. George, UT, border crossing, where officials thanked
truckers by offering them a bag of goodies.
were 30 people there, including DOT officers who where handing out
bags to truckers,” Hall said. “Inside, there was a hamburger, a
bag of chips, your choice of water or soda and a package of fabric
port of entry and about 30 companies, including Costco, sponsored
the effort, Hall said.
president also praised the safety record of the 3 million truckdrivers
who criss-cross the country daily, delivering more freight than
any other form of transportation.
... can be proud that the number of car-truck related fatalities
has dropped for the fifth straight year," he said. "Your
hard work and dedication contribute to a safe and efficient freight
transportation system and our nation's prosperity."