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Association gearing up for National Trucking Week

TORONTO, Ont. -- The dates are set and the Ontario Trucking Association has a few ideas to help carriers celebrate ...

TORONTO, Ont. — The dates are set and the Ontario Trucking Association has a few ideas to help carriers celebrate National Trucking Week 2006 from Sept. 17 to 23.

“The Ontario Trucking Association in conjunction with the Canadian Trucking Alliance, is encouraging each carrier and supplier to undertake steps to mark the special week,” says Rebecka Torn, OTA communications manager.

National Trucking Week is held annually to spotlight the important contributions made by the 400,000 Canadian men and women who keep the country’s freight moving. The week also serves as a platform enabling the trucking associations to deliver important information to the community about the vital role of the trucking industry. The date of this annual event is set each year by the Canadian Trucking Alliance in cooperation with the country’s seven provincial trucking associations.

“Each year members of the trucking industry and industry suppliers come up with a wide variety of ways to recognize truck drivers and other employees,” says Torn. “Trucking company executives have washed and fueled trucks for their drivers. Employees have enjoyed complimentary breakfasts and barbecues courtesy of their employers and all sorts of tokens of appreciation have been presented to employees. Truck stops have poured complimentary cups of coffee or offered slices of fresh pie to truck drivers.”

If youre still looking for celebration tips, visit the Canadian Trucking Alliance Web site for a list of ideas for marking National Trucking Week. The CTA site is and click on the ‘Canada Moves by Truck’ icon. Also on that link is a letter of congratulations to all members of the trucking industry from the Prime Minister.

The OTA has free celebration materials available for its member companies including an official 2006 poster, official 2006 collector cards, industry pride posters and discount cards for Marks Work Wearhouse.

The OTA is also teaming up with Metroland Community Newspapers once again to offer its readership a glossy-cover supplement titled, Driving Your Future. The newspaper supplement will be distributed across South Central Ontario and showcase the trucking industry as an attractive career choice.

For more about National Trucking Week 2006, and to order free celebration supplies please visit this OTA web page:
To order supplies click the link “Download Flyer” displayed on the above noted web page.

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