OTTAWA, Ont. — As Canada celebrates National Trucking Week 2010 Sept. 5-12, Canadian Trucking Alliance chief David Bradley issued the following message to the men and women who keep the industry moving:
To the Men and Women of the Canadian Trucking Industry in Celebration of National Trucking Week 2010
National Trucking Week 2010 is being celebrated held from September 5th to 12th. What started as an idea from the Canadian Trucking Alliance in the latter part of the 1990’s, National Trucking Week has been embraced by the industry as a way to 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 National Trucking Week, various events will be occurring across the country where the trucking community in Canada – and we hope others – will come together to celebrate a job well done, to recognize those who make it happen and to promote the industry’s dedication to safety – not only of our own but that of the people with whom trucks share the roads and highways – and to environmental enhancement.
There will be barbeques, company picnics and all kinds of other things happening. These celebrations may seem modest in comparison to what the industry and its people are asked to do every week of the year. But, they are also befitting an industry that works hard for every dime, that takes satisfaction in a job well done and spending time with each other.
The industry is emerging from the depths of the recession. And, while we are far from out of the woods yet in terms of the economy, it is a testament to the hard work, the dedication and the perseverance of everyone in every company that there is every reason to believe that the industry is poised for new growth and new opportunity. As I have said before, the glory years of trucking are yet to come. We have the best people, providing the best possible service.
Trucking is more than a job to most people in the industry; it is a way of life – one that gets into your blood.
So, to all those people who make the industry — drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, or if you work at any one of the hundreds of other jobs that keep our economy moving, I thank you on behalf of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the provincial trucking associations. It is surely a privilege and an honour for me to be associated with such a remarkable group of individuals.
Most of the people of the trucking industry are unsung heroes. While you may feel you toil in anonymity, be proud of what you do, know that you are appreciated and enjoy National Trucking Week 2010.
Sincerely, David H. Bradley President and Chief Executive Officer
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