Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney is the latest political leader to express during National Trucking Week (Sept. 6-12) her appreciation and respect for the dedicated women and men who make up Ontario’s trucking industry.
She made special mention of the industry’s dedication and commitment to serving the public during the COVID-19 crisis of 2020.
“Our truck drivers are our heroes. They work day and night to keep our economy open and deliver food and other essential supplies that Ontario families and businesses rely on daily,” she said in a video statement to the trucking industry. “I want to take the opportunity during National Trucking Week 2020 to thank the tens of thousands of men and women who keep our goods moving.”
See her full statement below. OTA encourages the industry to share it on their own social media platforms.
COVID-19 has undoubtably focused the public and participants in the supply chain on the impact professional truck drivers have on the sustainability of all businesses and people’s every-day lives, says OTA chair David Carruth.
“They say in every crisis there is an opportunity and if nothing else, let’s hope that the events of 2020 have compelled carriers and their customers to be more progressive and work in tandem to improve freight efficiency and productivity by respecting truck drivers as professionals, the critical service they provide and the time they are given to do their job,” he said.
National Trucking Week was started by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) in the late 1990s as a way to embrace by the industry and spotlight the contributions of the hundreds of thousands of men and women of the Canadian trucking industry who keep the country’s freight moving, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
During NTW, various events will be occurring across the country in which the trucking community comes together to celebrate the industry; recognize those who are the backbone of Canada’s economy and to promote the industry’s dedication to safety and environmental enhancement.
There will be barbecues, picnics, truck show ‘n shines and all kinds of other things happening at company facilities throughout the province and country.
To download CTA’s tribute National Trucking Week images and messages to share on your social media, click here.