Canada marks Na­tional Truck­ing Week

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in­dus­try is gear­ing up for Na­tional

This year’s event runs from Septem­ber 4 – 10. The Cana­dian Truck­ing Al­liance (CTA), the coun­try’s na­tional truck­ing group, in con­junc­tion with the pro­vin­cial truck­ing as­so­ci­a­tions, launched Na­tional Truck­ing Week many years ago to spot­light the im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tions made by the 400,000 Cana­di­ans who work in the in­dus­try and keep the econ­omy mov­ing. The week also serves as a plat­form for rais­ing aware­ness of how to safely share the road with a truck.

Pro­vin­cial truck­ing as­so­ci­a­tions, car­ri­ers, in­dus­try sup­pli­ers and other stake­hold­ers are en­cour­aged to un­der­take ac­tiv­i­ties in their own prov­ince to mark the event. In pre­vi­ous years, pro­vin­cial as­so­ci­a­tions have marked the oc­ca­sion with news­pa­per sup­ple­ments, ra­dio ad­ver­tis­ing, con­tests, spe­cial pro­mo­tions, and spe­cial events at truck stops and road­side in­spec­tion sta­tions.

Car­ri­ers and in­dus­try sup­pli­ers have hosted BBQs, break­fasts, truck washes, of­fered spe­cial give­aways to em­ploy­ees and marked the week event with a wide va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties. Var­i­ous events across the coun­try will bring the truck­ing com­mu­nity and others to­gether to cel­e­brate a job well done, to rec­og­nize those who make it hap­pen, and to pro­mote the in­dus­try’s ded­i­ca­tion to Canada’s econ­omy, to en­vi­ron­men­tal en­hance­ment and as al­ways to the high­est stan­dards of safety. Ev­ery com­pany has its own unique way to show driv­ers and their fam­i­lies how much they’re ap­pre­ci­ated,” says CTA pres­i­dent David Bradley.

“This year I hope the cel­e­bra­tions will be big­ger and bet­ter than ever. We sa­lute the men and women who form the back­bone of the truck­ing in­dus­try. Without you, the coun­try would lit­er­ally stop!”

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