Free PPE kits for Alberta truckers

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

TORONTO – BMO and the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA), along with other organizations are making 25,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits available free for Alberta truckers.

The kits will be 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 were assembled on June 3 and include non-medical masks, latex gloves, and hand sanitizer. The kits were 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,” stated Chris Nash, president of the AMTA.

“We are excited to work alongside the AMTA and help protect commercial truck drivers,” said Allison Hakomaki, head, Canadian commercial banking, prairies, BMO Financial Group.