EDMONTON, Alta. — Edmonton has been declared by Freightliner to be one of North America’s hardest working cities.
It joins New York City, Charlotte, N.C. and Seattle-Tacoma as the 2016 recipients. The Hardest Working Cities program from Freightliner honours cities that spearhead community growth and innovation.
“As the leading vocational truck manufacturer, we created the Freightliner Hardest Working Cities program because it’s clear that vibrant local economies count on severe duty trucks, and the men and women who operate them, for essential jobs such as building highways, delivering construction materials, plowing snow and hauling refuse. Hard work matters and it should be celebrated,” said Allan Haggai, marketing communications manager, Freightliner Trucks. “We think it’s important to acknowledge cities and workers using products like ours to positively impact their communities.”
So far, Toronto, Ont. is the only other Canadian city to make the list. Freightliner hosts a celebration in the winning cities, inviting elected officials and business leaders to accept the award. It also visits city work sites and delivers gifts and food. So far, Freightliner has visited 12 work sites and thanked about 800 workers.
“This is not only a great occasion for the Freightliner Trucks family to celebrate what our company stands for, but a chance to honor those who work hard while building strong communities,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “Whether you are operating a truck, maintaining it, or building it, our industry is an amazing place to develop a career.”