Harper Pens Thank-You Letter to Truckers
TORONTO — Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrote an open letter to the Canadian trucking industry for National Trucking Week, thanking the industry for its hard work and professionalism.
“I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to everyone marking National Trucking Week 2013,” Harper wrote. “The trucking industry plays a vital role in the Canadian economy. Our trucking transportation services ensure the safe and efficient flow of goods across our vast country and with our major trading partners. I am delighted to have this opportunity to recognize our hardworking trucking professionals for their extraordinary efforts to serve Canadian businesses and communities throughout the year.”
The letter was sent to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), which launched National Trucking Week in the 90's to ensure, as CTA President David Bradley wrote, "that at least once a year the industry comes together to celebrate our people, their dedication, their hard work and their commitment to safety and the environment."
Bradley says industry workers “deserve to be recognized and saluted each and every day, but in the everyday course of getting the job done we all know this is impossible.”
It's also a time “to blow our own horn and to make others aware of the essential role the trucking industry plays in the economic and social well-being of the country,” Bradley wrote.
You can read Harper's full letter here.