Four cities — New York City, Charlotte, Edmonton, and Seattle-Tacoma — were named “Hardest Working Cities” at World of Concrete on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Additional recipients will be announced later this year.

Freightliner Trucks launched the initiative to honor cities spearheading community growth and innovation. The program came after an economic data review revealed a compelling relationship between the purchase of severe-duty trucks and thriving economies. Recipients are chosen based on 11 criteria including number of construction jobs and a city’s impact on national GDP.

“We created the program because it’s clear that vibrant local economies count on severe-duty trucks, and the men and women who operate them, for essential jobs such as building highways, delivering construction materials, plowing snow, and hauling refuse. Hard work matters and it should be celebrated,” said Marketing Communications Manager Allan Haggai.

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