Posted on November 12, 2015

Michelin Holiday Campaign Celebrates America’s Commercial Drivers


#KeepThanksMoving campaign invites people to share their thanks via social media

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 12, 2015 — As Americans enjoy the food, gifts and get-togethers that are the hallmarks of the holiday season, Michelin invites everyone to take a moment and salute the season’s unsung heroes, commercial drivers. These are the people who spend countless hours on the road and in the fields, working in jobs that span everything from farming, emergency response and public transit to shipping, package delivery and trucking.

Michelin North America will mark the season with a #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media that will celebrate these millions of unsung and often unseen heroes and encourage people everywhere to share their own appreciation via Twitter or Facebook.

“As you bustle from store to store and gather with family and friends, please take a minute this holiday season to think about the many people who help move the jolly, jingle and scrumptious morsels that help make your family’s holiday memories across the miles and keep the roads and highways safe,” said Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer for Michelin Americas Truck Tires Division. “These are the ones who ‘keep thanks moving’ under all kinds of weather and driving conditions. Let’s show them how grateful we are for all they do.

Consider these “moving” facts from across the United States:

  • 300,000 farmers spend 10 or more hours a day working 2.2 million farms
  • 3.4 million truck drivers haul across billions of miles annually
  • 300,000 maritime workers handle 30 million shipping containers annually
  • 650,000 bus drivers transport people to and from school and work
  • 1.3 million package-delivery workers on the road 365 days of the year
  • 1.1 million local fire fighters and 826,000 EMS workers respond to emergencies
  • More than 250,000 workers clear the snow and ice from our roads

thank_you_card.jpg#KeepThanksMoving continues Michelin’s long history of supporting drivers and being a good member of the communities in which its employees live and work.  Join the conversation and share your thanks for how commercial drivers help make the holidays memorable by posting public comments on Twitter using the hashtag #KeepThanksMoving and include @MichelinTruck, @MichelinTweel1, or @MichelinAG  and on Facebook MichelinTruck, MichelinTweel or MichelinUSA.

Each week, from Nov. 16 to Dec. 31, 2015, Michelin will recognize the most compelling posts in each category for individuals who demonstrate outstanding community involvement. These seven individuals will receive a Michelin-branded 12-Volt Cooler/Warmer by Koolatron (suggested retail value of $150) and a certificate for a pair of Justin Work Boots (suggested retail value of $200), courtesy of Red Eye Radio. Participants can also download a thank you card from to give to special workers in their community. Official contest rules are posted on

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About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (