WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) has kicked off a weeklong campaign highlighting the industry’s professional truck drivers who deliver the world’s widest variety of wine and spirits to local bars, restaurants, and stores all across America.
During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), September 8-14, 2019, WSWA will recognize the 7,000 truck drivers employed by wine and spirits wholesalers throughout America. These hardworking men and women provide value added services to their retail and on-premise customers and are the community face of wholesaler businesses, driving familiar beverage delivery trucks in every corner of the country.
“Driving down streets or highways, people recognize trucks wrapped in their favorite wine or spirits branding, but they often don’t realize these are operated by wholesalers,” said WSWA President and CEO Michelle Korsmo. “Because of these truck drivers, America’s favorite wines and spirits reach neighborhood bars, stores, or restaurants. This week, we celebrate these hardworking men and women across the country who work around the clock to deliver tens of thousands of products for consumers to enjoy.”
To celebrate NTDAW, WSWA and its members will be spotlighting wine and spirits wholesaler truck drivers and their contributions to America’s economy and the entire alcohol industry.
WSWA is the national trade association representing the distribution tier of the wine and spirits industry, dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of distributors and brokers of wine and spirits. Founded in 1943, WSWA has more than 380 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and its members distribute more than 80 percent of all wine and spirits sold at wholesale in the U.S. Visit www.wswa.org to learn more.