Press Release

ATA, TMC Announce 2021 National Technician Appreciation Week

Aug 26, 2021

Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council announced they would be hosting the second annual National Technician Appreciation Week beginning September 19.

“While our industry’s trucks keep the country moving, we are pleased to take a week to recognize the efforts of the men and women who keep those trucks moving: America’s professional technicians,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “The work these professionals do is critical to the success of every motor carrier in the country.  Without their efforts, our trucks wouldn’t be able to deliver the essential goods that keep our economy running.”

NTAW will provide an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment of professional technicians. Professional technicians perform one of the most demanding and critical roles in trucking. This week will not only acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of these dedicated professionals, but also help attract prospective talent to one of the most in-demand careers in the industry.

"We are very excited to launch the second annual National Technician Appreciation Week, highlighting the professional technicians that are so indispensable to the industry,” said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “Technicians are part of the backbone of the trucking industry. Without them, making sure vehicles are ready for service and in safe condition, drivers can't make the deliveries we rely on. This is the perfect time for our industry and the general public to show their appreciation and say, ‘Thank you’ to these important individuals and the valuable work they do.”

Those interested in utilizing the official 2021 NTAW logo may apply for permission to do so here.  

For more information on NTAW, scheduled for September 19-25, visit