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Do you know Canada’s top truck driver?

November 23, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Newcom Media is looking for Canada’s top truck driver or owner-operator, and is ready to reward them with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes — and the coveted title of HighwayStar of the Year. The annual […]

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Kindersley lauded for commitment to diversity

June 1, 2018 by elizabeth

SASKATOON, Sask. – Kindersley Transport says recognition for its employment equity and diversity program is a humbling experience.

The group was one of 18 recognized last Fall with an inaugural Employment Equity Achievement Award (EEAA) from the Government of Canada.

The EEAA is awarded to companies that are subject to the federal Employment Equity Act, who have implemented programs to help create more diverse workplaces.

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2018 Skills Ontario medal winners announced

May 15, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Skills Ontario took over the Toronto Congress Centre last week, and the results are in.

The annual showcase allows students in 68 trades to compete to be the best in the province in their field and included competitors in truck and coach programs from colleges across Ontario.

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Military Might: Highway Star sees the promise in second careers

May 15, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Doug McGowan submitted no fewer than 101 resumes, but not one fleet had called him back. It just didn’t make any sense. During his time in the military he drove everything from armored vehicles to military pattern trucks, and learned how to work tire chains in punishing environments north of the Arctic Circle. Shouldn’t that count for something?

The sign promising jobs for “propane seasonal drivers, Class 5 with air” screamed out like an insult. He submitted his resume and clean abstract to that very business two weeks earlier, and hadn’t heard a thing.  But McGowan went back again. And again. And again. Four times in all.

The job that emerged became his first stop in a second career.

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Truck and coach students strut their stuff in Skills Ontario competition

May 9, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Seven apprentices in truck and coach mechanics programs from across the province showed off their abilities Tuesday at the Skills Ontario competition at the Toronto Congress Center.

The annual showcase featured 68 unique trades and technology contests for Ontario students from Grade 4 through apprenticeship.

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Trucking has some of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

March 12, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – More than 15 companies in the trucking industry have been named to Deloitte’s 2018 Best Managed Companies list.

The accounting firm names companies annually to the list in four tiers: companies that are new to the list, those that have been on the list for two or more years, Gold members that have been on the list for three consecutive years, and Platinum members who have been on the list for seven or more years.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

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Do you know Canada’s top driver or O/O?

January 19, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The search is on for Today’s Trucking’s 2018 Highway Star of the Year – the honor reserved for Canada’s top driver or owner-operator.

Nominations are now open for the award, which will be presented during the Truck World trade show that runs April 19-21 in Toronto. And there’s more than bragging rights at stake. The winner will receive:

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Do you know Canada’s top driver or O/O?

January 16, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The search is on for Today’s Trucking’s 2018 Highway Star of the Year – the honor reserved for Canada’s top driver or owner-operator. Nominations are now open for the award, which will be presented during the Truck World trade show that runs April 19-21 in Toronto. And there’s more than bragging rights at stake with more than $15,000 in cash and prizes.

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Do you know the top in shops?

January 10, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The search is on for the 28th Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year, an honor sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada. Nominations can be submitted through https://www.trucksummit.ca/apply-today/, but close on February 16. Those eligible for the award […]

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MTA Fall Gala full of memories

December 15, 2017 by elizabeth

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) honored its best and brightest this weekend with its Fall Gala Awards Dinner.
Surrounded by food, fun, and good company, the MTA recognized not one, but two members who have spent their lives in service to the trucking industry by changing the name of the Service to Industry award to the Red Coleman Service to Industry Award. Going forward the award will be sponsored by the Coleman family and bare the name of the senior Coleman who has been in trucking nearly 70 years.

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STA 80th awards banquet has glitz and glamour

December 15, 2017 by elizabeth

REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) celebrated its 80th anniversary Saturday with a gala dinner featuring the gilded glamour of the year it was founded – 1937.
In a banquet hall adorned with twinkle lights the association honored its members who have shown exemplary service.
Scholarships were given to students entering post-secondary with connections to the industry. The top award of $3,000 went to Dylan Mcleod.
Mcleod wasn’t the only young person receiving accolades during the evening. At just 26-years-old Kristin Finch was given the Driver of the Year award.

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Crisan named one of Canada’s most powerful women

November 27, 2017 by elizabeth

MONTREAL, QC – Andreea Crisan is being called an exceptional young woman who has distinguished herself early in her career.
The Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Andy Transport has been named by the Women’s Executive Network as a 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
Crisan is receiving the Telus Future Leaders Award, given to young women who show tremendous potential to be able to continue to make a mark for years to come.

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Eberspaecher NA growing; recognized by GM

November 21, 2017 by elizabeth

WIXOM, MI – Eberspaecher’s North America says it’s poised for growth while celebrating its General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2016.
The exhaust technology business was recently given the award for the 2016 calendar year. The recognition was for the Wixom manufacturing facility for achieving what the company calls a very stringent set of quality performance criteria set by GM, and for its support of the GM organization.

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Great Dane names Supplier of the Year

November 13, 2017 by elizabeth

SAVANNAH, GA – Trailer and truck bodies manufacturer Great Dane is singing the praises of components supplier Accuride, making them their 2017 supplier of the year for large suppliers.
The company announced the accolade last week, also awarding Accuride the 2017 Quality Excellence Award for exceeding Great Dane’s quality performance expectations.

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Private fleet dispatcher award unveiled

October 31, 2017 by John Smith

MILTON, ON – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and CPC Logistics Canada are joining forces to honor dispatchers with the newly created Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award.