Freightliner Trucks announced that Detroit is the next city to be honored as a Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award recipient. The program, which launched in 2015, recognizes cities across North America that are fueling economic growth.
Detroit is the fourth-ranked city in North America for manufacturing employment. It is also among:
- The top 10% of cities for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers and light truck and delivery;
- The top 10% of cities for number of transportation establishments;
- The top 15% of cities for contribution to U.S. GDP; and
- The top 20% of cities for construction employment.
The data review shows a strong correlation between work truck sales and thriving local economies, so as part of this program, Freightliner Trucks plans to visit work sites around Detroit with pop-up food and gift events to thank workers for their contributions. Freightliner says it will be visiting Detroit the week of Oct. 9 for job site visits, a customer tour of the Detroit engine plant, and on-site celebration.
“The city of Detroit is near and dear to Freightliner because of the legendary Detroit engines and drivetrains that power our trucks,” said Allan Haggai, marketing communications manager for Freightliner Vocational Trucks. “In addition, Wolverine Truck Group has been a great partner of ours for many years. We’re looking forward to spending time with the people who use our work trucks to power the great things happening in the Motor City.”
According to Freightliner, the Hardest Working Cities winners are determined by an exhaustive review of approximately 400 metropolitan census areas across 11 different key economic performance indicators, including unemployment rate, infrastructure investment, and contribution to total GDP. Since its inception, Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities has recognized 10 cities across North America: Dallas, Edmonton, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Toronto and Des Moines.