Video: "When I grow up, I wanna work in trucking"

It's Truck Driver Appreciation Week: a time for all of us to recognize those who spend long, lonely hours on the road to bring us life's essentials. 

When you were a kid, you may not have dreamed of becoming a professional driver — or a dispatcher, or a transportation intermediary. Here are some kids who do. DAT dedicates this video to all the drivers who endure time away from home, dead-head miles, waiting at loading docks, and drinking truck-stop coffee.  

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Pat Pitz

Pat Pitz is the editor of the DAT Solutions freight broker newsletter. He has nearly 20 years experience as a professional writer and editor. Before joining DAT, he spent 8 years at a Portland advertising and public relations agency, where he wrote newsletters and other content for a variety of high-profile clients, including several in the trucking industry.

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