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OTA celebrates National Trucking Week

TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Trucking Association is currently celebrating its proud industry with National Truckin...

TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association is currently celebrating its proud industry with National Trucking Week Sept. 17-23. The annual event highlights the important contributions made by the 400,000 men and women who work in the industry and to raise awareness of the importance of the industry.

“Grocery store shelves are stocked and the supplies we need for daily living are available when we need them, thanks to the countrys safe and reliable trucking industry,” says OTA president David Bradley. “During National Trucking Week we salute the men and women who form the backbone of the trucking industry. Without you the country would literally stop.”

OTA member companies are marking National Trucking Week in a wide variety of ways. Some fleets are saying thanks by treating their staff to special breakfasts, lunches or BBQs during the week, while others are presenting commemorative jackets, shirts and similar items to their employees. Still others are holding special activities for staffers and their families.

In recognition of the event, the OTA distributed the events official poster and collector card filled with interesting trucking facts to trucking companies and supplier members to use in promoting the week, provided its member companies discount cards for Marks Work Wearhouse locations, and also partnered with Metroland Publishing group to distribute a glossy insert into select community newspapers in Southern Ontario. The publication is called Driving Your Future and features interesting information about the trucking industry and profiles people who have chosen to make their career in the trucking industry.

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