The summer has kept us busy with our new Brandon location, but now we are gearing up for National Trucking Week and wanted to take a moment to recognize the significant contribution of Canada’s truck drivers to the Canadian economy and workforce.
National Trucking Week, celebrated September 6th thru 12th this year, is a great time to consider the truck driving occupation and the benefits it has to offer. Canada’s national trucking group, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) launched National Trucking Week in conjunction with the provincial trucking associations, as a way to recognize the men and women who keep the country’s freight moving.
Today, there are about 300,000 truck drivers in Canada, representing 1% of the population and 1.5% of the labour force – that’s a lot of coast-to-coast movement for one industry!
Check out what the Manitoba Trucking Association has planned for National Trucking Week.
First Class Training Centre will be capping off the week by participating in one of our favourite charity events – Special Olympics Manitoba’s World’s Largest Truck Convoy. The event takes place on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, and this will be our third year of participation. We’re proud to be a sponsor of this very worthy cause, and will have 7 trucks participating in the convoy, so look for us around the perimeter!