Truck drivers get some appreciation for their hard work

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Have you ever wondered how products like food and cars get to your local businesses?

Truck drivers are the ones in charge of driving long hours to make sure you have what you need when you need it.

So the next time you see a trucker, make sure you thank him or her, especially now during Trucker Appreciation Week.

Truck drivers are thought to only include men, yet there is a small percentage of women who are taking over the roads.

Estrella Oviedo has seen many roads in the 22 years she has been driving her truck.

She is part of a growing number of women in our country, who have defied gender norms.

Oviedo says that she's had to fight off discrimination and machismo, throughout her career.

According to Cindy Alcantar there is a high demand for drivers in our country, an issue that has affected them in the past few years.

As part of the celebration, Pan American Express held a truck driving competition where drivers showed off their best skills.