TORONTO, Ont. – The city of Toronto earned Freightliner Trucks’s “Hardest Working Cities” award earlier this week.
The award was presented to the city due to having one of the largest construction, manufacturing, and transportation workforces in North America, Freightliner said.
To celebrate the award, Freightliner made several surprise visits to the city’s hardest workers with food, gifts and appreciation.
First the company dropped by the Toronto Garbage Collection — Ingram Transfer Station. The team works around the clock to provide waste management services to residents, businesses and visitors within the City of Toronto in an effort to create an environmentally sustainable and clean city, the company wrote in a release.
After that, Freightliner representatives visited workers at Green for Life (GFL) Material Recycling and Transfer Station. Freightliner said they were given a short tour and explanation of the operation. GFL serves approximately 155,000 homes in west-end Toronto and more than one million households under municipal solid waste contracts across eight provinces in Canada.
After the surprise visits, Freightliner headed to Harper Truck Centres in Mississauga, where they hosted the “Hardest Working Cities” award presentation.
“We were honoured to celebrate Toronto and, more importantly, honour the men and women who do the jobs that help make their cities thrive,” said Freightliner in a release. “Congratulations Toronto. Take a bow, then get back to work.”