Ontario Trucking Association

Ontario Trucking Association

June 08, 2005 06:04 ET

Media Advisory-Ontario Trucking Association: Truckers To Be Honoured for Roadside Rescue at National Transportation Week Awards Ceremony

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2005) -

National Transportation Week (Ontario) 2005 Award Breakfast

An Ontario truck driver and two other employees from the same trucking company will be honoured this morning for their heroic roadside rescue of accident victims trapped in burning vehicles following a road accident last summer.

What: The three men will be presented with an Award of Valor this morning at the 36th annual National Transportation Week (Ontario) Awards Breakfast in Toronto.

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2005; Awards approx. 8:20 am

Who: Trucking industry officials, Ontario Transportation the Honourable Harinder Takhar

Where: Doubletree International Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Road.

Why: Each year, during the first week of June, Canadians observe National Transportation Week in recognition of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who keep Canada moving safely, efficiently and reliably. National Transportation Week runs June 1-10, 2005.

The Ontario NTW committee is made up of representatives from CAA Ontario, GO Transit, Ontario Motor Coach Association, Ontario School Bus Association, Ontario Trucking Association and Toronto Transit Commission. For thirty-six years this committee has been promoting the importance of transportation to the Ontario economy.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Trucking Association
    Media Contact:
    Rebecka Torn, Communications Manager
    (416) 249-7401 Ext. 224
    Cell during event (905) 334-6710
    or
    Ontario Trucking Association
    555 Dixon Road
    Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1H8
    Voice: (416) 249-7401
    (416) 245-6152 (FAX)
    info@ontruck.org
    www.ontruck.org