Freightliner Trucks has named the winners of its Hardest Working Cities recognition program: New York City, Charlotte, Edmonton, and Seattle/Tacoma. It is the second year that Freightliner has named the hardest working cities.
“We created the Freightliner Hardest Working Cities program because it’s clear that vibrant local economies count on severe duty trucks, and the men and women who operate them, for essential jobs such as building highways, delivering construction materials, plowing snow and hauling refuse. Hard work matters and it should be celebrated,” said Allan Haggai, Freightliner’s marketing communications manager. “We think it’s important to acknowledge cities and workers using products like ours to positively impact their communities.”
Past winners of the title include Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Toronto. As part of the recognition, Freightliner Trucks hosted a celebration where elected officials and business leaders accepted the award in each winning city. Additionally, Freightliner identified city work sites and put together surprise gift and food deliveries to thank workers for their contributions. Work sites included major road construction projects, public works garages, refuse facilities and others.
To find the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities, approximately 400 metropolitan census areas in the United States and Canada in 11 different data categories were reviewed. The data categories ranged from impact on overall gross domestic product to growth in employment to the number of jobs in key industry sectors including construction, manufacturing and logistics, according to Freightliner.