Rudolph Foods Co. Inc., a Lima, Ohio-based pork rinds manufacturer, is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15-21, with a 10-week campaign (July 15-Sept. 1) celebrating the spirit of the American truck driver. The campaign pays tribute to truck drivers across America by asking truck drivers to explain, in one to two sentences, what their profession means to them.

On Sept. 1, a panel of experts will choose the top 12 submissions and during the week-long celebration consumers will be asked to vote for the best answer. Voting will take place from Sept. 15-21 on both the Rudolph Foods and Southern Recipe Facebook  pages and Rudolph Foods website. The response with the most votes will win a $1,500 cash prize from Rudolph Foods.

“Truck drivers are at the core of the Rudolph Foods Operation,” says Mark Singleton, vice president sales and marketing. “Hearing from truck drivers will help all of us understand and appreciate, in a greater scope, what is meaningful to them. None of the foods produced land on our plates without truckers. This is our small way of saying thank you.”

Details of the campaign can be found on and at