[VIDEO] Freightliner's Hardest Working Cities Award

At World of Concrete 2016, Freightliner will recognize cities leading 11 economic activities associated with construction, infrastructure, employment, transportation and adding to US GDP

People who use vocational trucks keep our cities moving, growing, and thriving.

Freightliner Trucks created the Hardest Working Cities award to honor the people driving dump trucks on construction sites, repairing power lines in bucket trucks 150 feet in the air, and caring for patients en route to the local hospital in dependable ambulances.

It’s a tip of the hardhat to the sources of innovation and job creation who often go without thanks.

Freightliner will unveil the next four Hardest Working Cities in North America at the 2016 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. The cities will join DallasIndianapolisLos AngelesNashvilleSalt Lake City and Toronto, which were named as 2015 recipients of the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities honor.

The cities are selected after reviewing approximately 400 metropolitan census areas in the United States and Canada in 11 different data categories. Selection criteria include: 

  • Severe duty and medium duty truck sales
  • Average hours worked
  • Improvement in unemployment rate
  • Construction employment
  • Heavy/tractor trailer truck drivers and light truck/delivery drivers
  • Number of transportation establishments
  • Employed workers per household
  • Growth in total employment
  • Contribution to total GDP
  • Manufacturing employment
  • Infrastructure investment

At World of Concrete, stop by booth No. C5435 February 3rd at 5 pm for the announcement and enjoy some complimentary refreshments. If you won’t be at the show, look to see if your city made the list at www.HardestWorkingCities.com or Freightliner’s social media channels: at www.facebook.com/freightliner, and on Twitter @freightliner.