Statement by the Honourable Lisa Raitt on National Trucking Week 2014

Trucking industry vital in keeping the Canadian economy rolling.

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On the occasion of National Trucking Week 2014, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement:

"I am proud to support National Trucking Week 2014 and extend my appreciation to the hardworking members of this valuable industry – one that plays a vital role in our national economy and our trading relationship with the U.S. The trucking industry relies on an efficient national transportation system and generates more than $65 billion a year in revenue. Transport Canada supports the industry by investing in infrastructure and safety measures and by working with provincial and territorial governments, businesses and stakeholders on priorities such as fatigue management and infrastructure issues."

"National Trucking Week is a week-long celebration led by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), Canada's national trucking group, in conjunction with provincial trucking associations. This week recognizes the impact and importance of the members of the trucking industry in moving Canada's commodities across the country and beyond. Trucking helps to move 90 per cent of consumer products in Canada."

"The trucking industry is important to the Canadian economy, as it employs 400, 000 Canadians, and to our relationships with our partners in North America. We are looking forward to working together with all stakeholders in maintaining a robust Canadian trucking industry.  I wish you a very successful National Trucking Week 2014."


SOURCE: Transport Canada

For further information: Jana Régimbal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations,Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055; Transport Canada is online at Subscribe to e-news or stay connected through RSS, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr to keep up to date on the latest from Transport Canada. This statement may be made available in alternative formats for persons living with visual disabilities.


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