Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, is a somber remembrance of sacrifice. CJ Logistics America joins in remembering and honoring the sacrifice of those who died in military service for the country.
The three-day Memorial Day weekend also marks the unofficial start of summer and travel for many. Expecting this to be the third busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2000, AAA predicts that 42.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home, 2.7 million more people than last year. With nearly 3.4 million travelers expected to fly to their destinations, air travel is projected to exceed pre-pandemic levels, making this the busiest Memorial Day weekend at airports since 2005.
AAA projects that 37.1 million Americans will drive to their destinations. Even though gas prices are not as high as last year, car travel is expected to be lower than pre-pandemic numbers. The number of travelers choosing other modes of transportation, like buses and trains, is expected to increase 20.6% over last year.
Increased holiday weekend travel volumes and summer activities call for an increased emphasis on safety – on the roads, in the skies, at home and in vacation spots. Of course, safety also remains important in the workplace, where business continues during the holiday weekend and beyond.
At CJ Logistics America, a culture of safety is of the utmost importance. “We value our employees, and we focus on maintaining a safe environment for everyone to work in,” said Joe Smiesko, VP, Safety, Security & Compliance. “We emphasize that it takes everyone as a team to work together and prioritize safety in everything we do. Let’s stay safe, strong, and committed to our customers and each other.”
Enjoy the holiday weekend, and please stay safe!