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Sask. driver honors Humboldt victims in the stars

August 22, 2018 by elizabeth

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – Searching for a way to remember the victims of the Humboldt tragedy, Blaine Davies is looking to the stars.

The Estevan-based driver for Hyndman Transport used the International Star Registry to name a star after each one of the 16 people who lost their lives in April when the bus carrying the team was involved in a collision with a truck.

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Vaillancourt named president at Stemco

July 25, 2018 by elizabeth

LONGVIEW, Texas – Stemco has a new president in Eric Vaillancourt. The company announced Vaillancourt as the successor to former president Todd Anderson this week. With more than 30 years of experience in various industries, Vaillancourt recently served as the […]

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Family road trip marks Mackie’s 90th year

July 3, 2018 by elizabeth

WHITBY, Ont. — Ross Mackie has 84 years of memories with Mackie Transportation, and in June he hit the road to make a few more.

Founded in 1928 the company was just six years old when Ross was born. Now in its 90th year the fleet has been run by five generations of the Mackie family.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the company four generations of Mackie’s piled into a Peterbilt 578 and drove from Whitby to Seattle with a full load, and stops in Manitoba and Vancouver along the way.

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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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TTSAO announces a ‘Touch a Truck’ hiring event for adults

February 28, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is trying to drive more people into the industry by hosting a “touch a truck” event for adults.

The group announced the event and sought marketing ideas for it during the carrier group townhall meeting at their annual conference.

The event – to be held in Mississauga, Ont. On May 26 – will be a hiring event focused on bringing in employees to all areas of the industry, not just drivers.

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Strong 2017 leads Daimler to focus on uptime, expansion, and connectivity in 2018

February 28, 2018 by elizabeth

PORTLAND, OR – Capturing nearly 40% of the North American Class 6-8 truck market, it was a banner year for Daimler Trucks North America, and according to president and CEO Roger Nielsen, the company isn’t done yet.

Daimler sold more than 470,000 trucks worldwide last year to the tune of more than CAN $57.7 billion in revenue and a 6.7% return on sales.

Nielsen credits the strong year on sales of the New Cascadia, with 46,000 orders for the truck in the first year. That number is a significant boost over the first-year sales of the original model which sold about 25,000 units in its debut year.

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Ten million pounds have hit the road with Trucks for Change

February 20, 2018 by elizabeth

BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Trucks for Change Network has hauled the equivalent of a whole house for Habitat for Humanity.

The group picked up its 10 millionth pound of goods hauled for charities, last week. Those goods include a total worth more than $160,000 in donated transportation for Habitat for Humanity and the Habitat ReStore – a total equivalent to the cost of a Habitat home.

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Nash named AMTA president

February 2, 2018 by elizabeth

CALGARY, AB – Chris Nash will be the incoming President of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) when current President Lorraine Card retires March 5.

Card says she’s confident she’s leaving the association in good hands with Nash who brings more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry to the role.

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Orr, Hinz to take the helm at CFI

January 25, 2018 by elizabeth

JOPLIN, MO – Greg Orr will be taking the helm at CFI. The full-truckload carrier and division of TFI International promoted Orr today, while moving Michael Hinz into the role of senior vice president of sales & operations.

“Greg has been the driving force behind many of our recent accomplishments, and bringing Michael to CFI further supports our efforts to create a world class leadership team,” stated Greg Rumble, Chief Financial Officer of TFI.

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Gallagher appointed president at Jake

December 18, 2017 by elizabeth

BLOOMFIELD, CN – Dennis Gallagher is the new president at manufacturer Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS).
Gallagher will direct all facets of JVS’s global operations while meeting JVS’s short- and long-term strategic initiatives.
“We are confident that Dennis will bring a combination of keen business acumen and strong leadership skills to our organization,” stated Pat Murphy, senior vice president, fortive automation and specialty and sensing technologies.

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Bradley to join Titanium Board

December 18, 2017 by elizabeth

BOLTON, ON – Titanium Transportation Group has appointed David Bradley to its board as an independent director.
Bradley, outgoing president and CEO of the Ontario Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Alliance, will assume the new role on Jan. 1, where he will be joining the company’s audit committee.
A significant presence in the trucking industry for more than three decades, Bradley was responsible for leading key initiatives including the introduction of mandatory speed limiter activation, a universal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, and mandatory entry level training (MELT) for truck drivers.

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Mixed emotions mark the sale of 88-year-old MacKinnon

December 13, 2017 by elizabeth

GUELPH, ON – Size and human resources issues were behind the recent sale of MacKinnon Transport to Contrans Group, that took just 24 days from handshake to final close.
Former president and CEO of MacKinnon Transport, Evan MacKinnon, says the company was doing well, but couldn’t overcome some of the challenges associated with their size, forcing them to choose to grow, or sell the family business.

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Celadon continues to refinance, replace personnel

December 5, 2017 by elizabeth

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Embattled Celadon Group is adding more changes in its efforts to refocus amid an investigation by the Secuurities and Exchange Commission in the United States.
The group made tow announcements last week including the appointment of Vincent Donargo as the new vice president and Chief Accounting Officer, effective Nov. 30.
Celadon said Donargo brings with him over 30 years of accounting and financial leadership experience, including serving as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Beaulieu Group, a North American carpet and flooring manufacturing company, before taking on his new position.

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Adding ELDs make for happier drivers: Omnitracs panel

December 4, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Investing in new technologies, including Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), is the key to creating safe, efficient companies that attract both customers and new drivers, speakers at an Omnitracs panel said last week.

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Atlas Van Lines names new president

December 1, 2017 by elizabeth

EVANSVILLE, IN – Atlas Van Lines announced a new president and chief operating officer (COO). The division of Atlas World Group named Joe Stackhouse to the role Tuesday.
Stackhouse comes to Atlas with a 30-year background in the telecommunications industry, including senior leadership positions with AT&T, Comcast Corporation, and Charter Communications. He most recently served as the president and COO of American Utility Management in Chicago.