Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney released a joint video statement to kick-off national Trucking Week (Sept 5-11), thanking the province’s truck drivers and thousands of trucking industry workers who support them for all their hard work and dedication.

“Truck drivers are the backbone of Ontario’s economy,” said Ford. “They’ve stepped up during the pandemic, continued to deliver goods and are always working to protect the supply chain. This National Trucking Week let’s come together to show our appreciation.”

Added Mulroney: “Our government has supported the safe, compliant trucking industry every step of the way and will continue to do so after the pandemic is behind us. I would like to thank the trucking industry for the amazing job it does in keeping our province safe.”

As part of National Trucking Week, the Ontario Trucking Association is asking members of the industry to share these social media messages from the Premier and Minister on their platforms. Click here.

The chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association also joined political leaders in encouraging the industry and the Canadian public to send thanks during NTW to the women and men who make up the Ontario trucking industry for their critical role in keeping the economy moving and Ontarians safe and secure.

“The last year and a half have been a critical time in our nation and province’s history. But we are persevering through the COVID-19 pandemic in large part because of trucking industry workers who have stepped up to keep our economy moving,” said OTA chair Wendell Erb. “As Canadians and Ontarians who expect store shelves to be stocked and critical supplies readily available, we should all be grateful. To all the truck drivers who keep our economy moving: you should be very proud. Thank you!”

Erb also has released a more detailed message to the industry which is available here.

OTA and the Canadian Trucking Alliance also worked with Newcom Business Media and Today’s Trucking magazine on a special edition that will recognize National Trucking Week by profiling individual frontline workers from across Canada – with representatives including drivers and owner-operators from various industry sectors, mechanics, recruiters, and truck stop operators.


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