Honoring Heroes: Celebrating Memorial Day on the Road with Boyd Bros.

Post Date - May 23, 2024

As Memorial Day approaches, the team at Boyd Bros. is reflecting on the significance of this day and how to celebrate those the U.S. military service members it honors. At Boyd, we take great pride in being home to dozens of veterans from all branches of the military. Your sacrifice to protect this country and our freedoms will never be forgotten. We're proud to have created a work environment where U.S. veterans can easily transition and thrive.

What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service to the United States. It's a time to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation and protect our freedoms. For truck drivers on the road during this time, you may be looking for ways to celebrate Memorial Day. There are plenty of ways you can join the nation in honoring our fallen heroes, even while away from home.

Celebrating Memorial Day on the Road:

  1. Fly the Flag: Show your respect and patriotism by proudly displaying the American flag on or in your truck; just make sure it’s not obstructing a clear view for you behind the wheel. Flying the flag is a simple yet powerful way to honor the fallen and show your appreciation for their service and sacrifice.
  1. Moment of Silence: During your journey, observe a moment of silence to reflect on Memorial Day and honor the brave men and women who have given their lives for our country. This is a great way to offer your gratitude and respect for their sacrifice.
  1. Visit a Veteran’s Memorial: If your route allows, consider stopping at a veteran’s memorial or cemetery to pay your respects. Take a moment to walk among the gravestones and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who have served.
  1. Share Stories: Use your time on the road to share stories of courage, sacrifice, and patriotism with fellow truckers and anyone you encounter along the way. If you know a veteran who has served, this is a great way to share their story. Keep the memory of our fallen heroes alive by sharing their stories and honoring their legacy.
  1. Participate in Memorial Day Tributes: Many communities hold Memorial Day tributes and events leading up to and on the day itself. If you're passing through a town or city hosting such an event, consider stopping to participate and pay your respects.

Boyd Bros.: A Great Career Home for Veterans

At Boyd, we're proud to offer a supportive and welcoming work environment for veterans transitioning into civilian life. Here's why we could be the perfect fit for you:

  1. Utilization of Military Skills: Military veterans possess valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership, self-discipline, problem-solving, and situational awareness. These skills are directly applicable to the professional driving industry, making veterans ideal candidates for truck driving positions.
  1. Family-Like Environment: At Boyd, we're more than just coworkers - we're a family. We prioritize communication, respect, and teamwork, creating a supportive environment where veterans can thrive and feel at home.
  1. Quality Home Time: As a veteran, we know you may be apprehensive about starting a profession that would keep you away from home. At Boyd, 95% of our drivers are home every weekend and we have a variety of home time options to suit your needs and lifestyle.
  1. Top, reliable pay: We understand the importance of providing our drivers with a consistent and dependable paycheck. Company driver top drivers average $1,700 per week driving 2,200 miles per week, providing financial stability and peace of mind. Independent contractors enjoy 70% of their haul plus a 100% fuel surcharge, maximizing earning potential on the road. Additionally, if lease purchase is your preferred option, we offer weekly settlements with zero down. Beyond your regular paycheck, there are plenty of opportunities to earn bonus pay, allowing you to maximize your earnings.
  1. Comprehensive benefits: Our drivers receive comprehensive benefits that prioritize your health, well-being, and financial security. We offer health insurance options tailored to your needs, ensuring that you and your family have access to quality healthcare coverage. Our retirement plans include a 401(k) match, helping you plan for a secure financial future. Paid vacation is also part of our benefits package, ensuring that you have the opportunity to rest and recharge while enjoying time off with your loved ones.

We encourage you to join us in honoring and remembering the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day. At Boyd Bros., we're proud to offer a supportive career home for veterans where their skills, dedication, and sacrifice are valued and appreciated. Thank you for your service, and may we never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day.