Canada’s trucking industry is gearing up for National Trucking Week.
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!”