Is Your Town Trucking-Positive?

TORONTO — Is your town trucker-friendly? Or is your town trucker-mean?

We at want to know which burgs across this vast country treat the trucking industry with the respect it deserves and which others need to pull up their trucker socks. We want to name names. (It’s sort of like the Canadian Auto Association’s Worst Roads Contest but we want the good stuff, too)

So. Are the roads well maintained? Are there parking spots? Are there too many bypasses? Is the mayor a truck driver? Are the cops particularly eager to target truckers? Can you idle?

Does your town have trucking-spectacles like Notre Dame Du Nord’s Rodeo du Camion or Surrey’s parade of Lights? Or maybe there’s lots of drivers among the locals and they know how to treat their own with the respect they deserve.(Remember Miramichi’s awesome turnout for the late driver Roland Loggie?)

We’re looking for towns big and small, and want to hear from you between now and March 1, in stories between 10 and 100 words long, describing why you think your town should be in one t’other category.

Then we’ll post the nominations, seek comments, and publish the results in an upcoming issue of Today’s Trucking.

There’s no prize but there’s sure pride! And of course, perhaps the village elders in those towns that make the bad-guy list will take note and make things right.

Have fun. And help make this country a better place to live and drive.

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