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Freightliner Hardest Working Cities Award Presentation
"Freightliner is impressed by the development taking place in many markets. Hardest Working Cities honors and celebrates the communities that are leading the economic recovery. The process of selecting these cities involved an extensive review and is a reminder that we are more than a truck manufacturer; we build the tools our customers count on to drive their success." — Diane Hames, general manager - marketing and strategy at Daimler Trucks North America.

Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities was announced at an event at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The new program recognizes the vital role vocational trucks and the men and women who operate them play in stimulating economies in the United States and Canada.

Selecting Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities involved a comprehensive review of public and industry information to determine communities working the hardest to drive the economy. Approximately 400 metropolitan census areas in the United States and Canada were analyzed. Data from 11 different categories were factored into this process, from total employment and average hours worked to the number of jobs in key industry sectors such as construction, manufacturing and logistics.

During the ceremony, Indianapolis was announced as the first recipient of the honor. In addition to an event at the NTEA Work Truck Show, a Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities open house was held at Stoops Freightliner - Quality Trailer, part of the 20-location Truck Country dealership group. Vocational truck owners, truck equipment manufacturers, local officials and Freightliner representatives attended the event. Attendees had the chance to check out a number of Freightliner work trucks, take part in the awards presentation and enjoy food and refreshments. As part of honoring the hard-working men and women of Indianapolis, Freightliner Trucks made surprise coffee and doughnut deliveries to three construction sites on the morning of the announcement.

“Freightliner is impressed by the development taking place in many markets. Hardest Working Cities honors and celebrates the communities that are leading the economic recovery,” said Diane Hames, general manager — marketing and strategy at Daimler Trucks North America. “The process of selecting these cities involved an extensive review and is a reminder that we are more than a truck manufacturer; we build the tools our customers count on to drive their success.”

Freightliner will announce five more Hardest Working Cities throughout 2015 in tandem with congratulatory events at dealerships. These events will be held to recognize customers, truck equipment manufacturers, local community leaders and business partners. Freightliner will support the program through national and local advertising, publicity, social media and a new webpage, HardestWorkingCities.com. Additional cities will be announced in 2016.