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Alberta Motor Transport Association and BMO support commercial truck drivers in Alberta

Most freight categories are expected to rebound in the third quarter, according to BMO Economics

June 4, 2020  by CM Staff

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TORONTO – To support the safety of commercial truck drivers who are hauling and delivering essential goods throughout the province, BMO is working with the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) and several other organizations to assemble 25,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits.

These PPE kits will be free for truck drivers and available at six weigh scales in Alberta over the coming week. As well, BMO has donated 50,000 non-medical masks to the AMTA.

The PPE kits – which were assembled on June 3 – will include non-medical masks, latex gloves, and hand sanitizer. The kits will be developed by a team of volunteers at the Calgary Stampede Grandstand, while following Alberta Health Services directives.

“We continue to be amazed at how many people and companies are still stepping up to help truck drivers, the transportation industry and other essential services. These trying times are hard on all of us and when people band together for the greater good, it really is encouraging,” said Chris Nash, president of the AMTA, in a prepared statement.

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“We recognize how important it is to do our part and help to keep the supply chain moving – especially for food and agriculture based businesses – as we start to see the economy re-open,” said Allison Hakomaki, head, Canadian commercial banking, Prairies, BMO Financial Group, in a statement. “We are excited to work alongside the AMTA and help protect commercial truck drivers.”