Dear Editor,Canada's trucking industry lost one of its loyal soldiers last month. I first met Art Joosse about 15 years ago. He made a young pup in the trucking wars feel welcome.Eventually, Art and I...
Canada’s trucking industry lost one of its loyal soldiers last month. I first met Art Joosse about 15 years ago. He made a young pup in the trucking wars feel welcome.
Eventually, Art and I would negotiate an agreement to improve communication between carriers and owner/operators, whereby ComCar became an affiliate member of Ontario Trucking Association. At times, Art and I had disagreements over this and that, but I always respected his opinion and his commitment, tenacity, and competence in making sure that the views of owner/operators were known.
From time to time, Art and ComCar came under attack from within the owner/operator community itself. Being criticizing by those that you are trying to help the most is sometimes an unfortunate byproduct of leadership. But Art never complained. Other owner/operator groups came and went, but Art and ComCar were always there. He showed great strength in his quiet dignity. He drew great strength from his sense of humor, his family and his faith.
He was and remains an example to all of us who aspire to represent the trucking industry. His passing leaves a gigantic hole.
Ontario Trucking Association
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