New York City to be Honored as Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working City on April 21

NEW YORK CITY (March 28,2016) — NYC will be the first city this year to receive the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award, which honors cities fueling community growth and innovation. The recognition program by Freightliner came after an economic data review revealed a compelling relationship between investments in work trucks and thriving economies. As part of the New York City recognition, a formal award presentation will be held on April 21 at noon at Citi Field’s Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

“They don’t call us the city that never sleeps for no reason. We’re the largest regional economy in the country, we employ more than 230,000 in manufacturing jobs, and are in one of the biggest building booms of our generation,” said Ken McCullough, northeast general manager, Freightliner Trucks. “It’s no surprise New York City made the ‘Hardest Working Cities’ list, and we’re excited to celebrate the hard work happening in our city.”

Prior to the award presentation, Freightliner will also make surprise gift and food deliveries at work sites around the city to thank workers for their contributions. Previous work site visits have included: major road construction projects, public works garages, refuse facilities, and landfills. To date, Freightliner has visited a dozen work sites and thanked more than 800 workers.

“We’re excited to honor four more ‘Hardest Working Cities’ this year, kicking off with New York City, because it’s clear successful economies count on work trucks, and the men and women who operate them, for essential jobs such as building highways, delivering construction materials, plowing snow and hauling refuse,” said Allan Haggai, marketing communications manager, Freightliner Trucks. “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. Since its launch last year, six cities have earned the award: Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Nashville, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Dallas.

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