Freightliner Celebrates One Year Anniversary of “Hardest Working Cities” Program

Company will be in Indianapolis for NTEA trade show to commemorate city where program kicked-off

Contact: david.giroux@daimler.com

PORTLAND — March 2, 2016 — Exactly one year ago at the NTEA Work Truck Show, Freightliner announced a recognition program called Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities to honor communities leading the way in innovation and municipal growth. A year later, the company will commemorate the program’s one-year anniversary in Indianapolis, the city that was first honored. A special video featuring footage from the 2015 Hardest Working Cities events along with one of the robust, 23-pound concrete Hardest Working Cities trophies will be featured at the Work Truck Show (booth 4661) will be presented.

“It’s exciting to be back in Indianapolis a year after crowning it as a Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working City,” said Richard Saward, general manager, Daimler Trucks North America. “This program has made us more aware of what work trucks, and its owners, can achieve for communities and, as a leader in vocational trucks, we’re proud to stand behind this program.”

Indianapolis was the first city to receive the “Hardest Working Cities” award with five additional cities receiving the title later that year: Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and Toronto.

In each city, Freightliner coordinated an award presentation to city representatives and identified major work sites in the area to surprise workers with a well-deserved break that included free food and Hardest Working Cities gear. To date, Freightliner has visited 12 work sites and thanked about 800 workers across six cities.

After a successful first year for the recognition program, the company announced four new cities will be recognized in 2016. The award winners for this year will be: New York City, Charlotte, Edmonton, and Seattle-Tacoma.

“After an economic data review revealed a compelling relationship between cities buying work trucks and thriving economies, we created the Freightliner Hardest Working Cities program,” said Allan Haggai, marketing communications manager, Freightliner Trucks. “It’s clear cities count on work trucks for essential jobs such as building highways, delivering construction materials, plowing snow and hauling refuse. Hard work matters and it should be celebrated.”

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.

To learn more about Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities, visit HardestWorkingCities.com

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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Indianapolis Mayor, Greg Ballard, posing with the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award. Indianapolis was the first city to receive the award in 2015.
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