TORONTO, ON – Canadian fleets, equipment manufacturers and logistics providers were among many of the winners named on Tuesday in this year’s Canada’s Best Managed Companies list.
Since the program’s launch in 1993, Deloitte’s Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards have been bestowed to Canadian companies that display outstanding and courageous business performance, in addition to having revenues over $15 million.
“Leading with a courageous mindset is imperative to being a Best Managed company,” said Peter E. Brown, national co-leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and partner at Deloitte. “When faced with tough situations, these companies have the values and the strength to make hard decisions to ensure that their business continues to move forward and succeed.”
CORNWALL, ON – Seaway Express has announced Steven Lindsay has been appointed as business development manager.
DIEPPE, N.B.– The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and Trucks For Change Network (T4C) are organizing an industry-wide “18 Wheels of Christmas” food collection drive in order to fight hunger and help those less fortunate in communities across Atlantic Canada this holiday season.
OTTAWA, ON – Trucking HR Canada wants the industry to get kids excited about a future in transportation by taking part in national Take Our Kids to Work day on Nov. 2.
VANCOUVER, BC – The trucking sector is identified as requiring future labor supply in a new initiative of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table, which examines labor market information for the Asia Pacific Gateway Corridor of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The labor project found 34 occupations requiring a boost in the transportation sector, including positions in air, rail, trucking and logistics. Specifically, the labor project estimates that more than 177,375 transportation jobs will need to be filled within the next 10 years.
Not surprisingly, technicians and drivers top the rankings for job openings in the project’s findings.
Murray K Mullen has seen the impact of low oil prices first hand. More than 100,000 jobs, $60 billion in earnings, and $33 billion in capital investments have evaporated, much of it in Alberta. The Mullen Group itself – the largest provider of specialized transportation for Western Canada’s oil and gas industry – has laid off more than 1,400 people. Blame a disruptive technology known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing.
TORONTO- November 2014 freight volumes dropped 11 percent from October 2014, but truckers still hauled 19 percent more freight in November 2014 compared to November 2013.
When we posted the 50 Top Trucking Songs of All Time, we promised to keep our ears open for any others. True to our word, here’s the Next 40 Top Trucking Songs as chosen by you!
ROCKY VIEW, AB – Max Orlick, who co-founded Orlick Transport Ltd. in the 1940s alongside his brother Tom, has died.
TORONTO, ON — It is an exciting time in the trucking industry. Our generation is learning so much about this business from the previous -generation, but they too are learning from us. You will read about young people who have the energy, technology-smarts and fresh ideas to change the way we do business. After reading this year’s 20 under 40, you will be assured that the future of our industry is in good hands. Something tells me that trucking may already be in my one-year-old son’s blood. When I ask him to back up so I can put his shoes on – he moves backwards while saying “Beep … beep … beep.” Should he choose to join this business and be a part of Today’s Trucking’s 20 Under 40 in year 2039, I could not be more proud.
TORONTO- Today’s Trucking presents trucking’s Team Canada: 2014-version. They’re fast thinkers, good hearted, young and ready to make the tough decisions.
TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation-better known as CITT-has a new chair. Ginnie Venslovaitis, CCLP, was elected during CITT’s annual general meeting on October 26th at the Canada Logistics Conference . She replaces outgoing Chair Robert Ramsay, CCLP, who served as chair for the 2013-2015 term.
MISSISSAUGA-The busiest tanker-washing facility in Canada has 12 full time washer/technicians scouring out up to 65 trailers a day. Tuesday morning of this week, their shop just got a lot bigger, and the people who work there expect to get a lot busier.
The facility-National Tank Services (NTS)-belongs to Calgary-based bulk specialists Trimac Transportation Ltd., and is located on the same Mississauga property as Liquid Cargo Lines, a mid-sized bulk carrier that Trimac purchased in July 2012.
And although the facility is owned by Trimac, National Tank Services offers third-party cleaning and maintenance to other bulk haulers with such success, explained Trimac Canada’s President and COO Ed Malysa at the “Grand Re-Opening” of the operation on Tuesday, that the company invested in the elaborate renovation that got underway in 2014. (NTS opened first in 1999.)
BURLINGTON, ON — Bite-sized lobster-and-grilled cheese sandwiches, jumbo shrimp, your choice of wine and a jazz trio are not everyday trailer-repair-garage staples, but then again, the folks at Tankmart International don’t want you to think they’re an ordinary report shop. That’s why Tankmart founder and President Ron Laberge invited customers, friends and even a few competitors to witness the grand opening of Tankmart’s sparkling new 30,000 sq.ft. facility on South Service Road Wednesday.