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People (October 01, 2009)

Emergency Road Services (ERS) of Canada has hired Cheryl Damm as its new sales and marketing manager. The company says Damm brings 20 years of sales and marketing experience to ERS.

Emergency Road Services (ERS) of Canada has hired Cheryl Damm as its new sales and marketing manager. The company says Damm brings 20 years of sales and marketing experience to ERS.

She’ll be charged with growing the company’s customer portfolio in Canada and the US and ensuring customers receive the best service possible, ERS says. Damm can be contacted at 905-277-2377 or toll-free at 877-377-2262 or by e-mail at is a 24-hour coast-to-coast emergency roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry.

ATBS Canada has announced Alexandra Gow has joined the company as its office manager.

Gow, who has 20 years experience in management positions, will operate ATBS Canada’s office at 495 Richmond St., Suite 950 in London, the company announced.

“We are very excited at being able to add another quality person to our growing staff of professionals at ATBS Canada,” said Ray Haight, CEO of ATBS Canada. “Being able to attract people of Alexandra’s caliber to our company reinforces our commitment to first class services to our customers.”

ATBS Canada provides business services for owner/operators. It can be reached at 877-878-5829.

An Ontario commercial vehicle inspector took top honours at the recent Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC).

Alex Bugeya, a CVSA-certified North American Standard Level 1 inspector from Ontario, was presented with the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion Award for his performance, which include seven competition elements including Level 1 and HazMat inspections.

The competition included 44 inspectors from jurisdictions throughout North America, including five from Canada.

“I am so very proud of the men and women who put on a uniform and badge every day and dedicate their lives to commercial motor vehicle safety,” said Stephen F. Campbell, CVSA’s executive director. “They are the ones making highways safer for everyone who drives alongside commercial motor vehicles and this championship recognizes them for their contribution to highway safety.”

Bugeya also took home top honours in the High Points Canada division, while finishing first in the North American Standard Level 1 Inspection category and the North American Standard Haz-Mat/Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packaging category. Bugeya was also a member of the winning team in the Team Award.

Other Canadians receiving a nod were Rick Smith from Alberta, who finished second in the North American Standard Level 1 inspection category as well as the North American Standard Level V Passenger Vehicle (motor coach) category and Pierre Grimard of Quebec who finished third in the HazMat/dangerous goods category.

On July 29, 2009, the trucking industry lost another great man. Jean Guy Morin known as ‘Guy’ to many of his friends lost his brave battle with cancer at the age of 60.Anyone who knew Guy knew he was a hard worker, always ready to help, and had a heart of gold. For many years, with his wife Judy by his side, he trucked freight from east to west, north to south, working with such companies as Cherry Express, Hy-Line, Elke Bros., and J&R Hall. All his knowledge of trucking will be greatly missed, as well as his smile, crazy humour and jokes. Some of you probably had a cup or two with him at one of the many Tim Horton’s along the way or a chat on the CB to pass the time of day. He loved trucking so much. May you rest in peace now Jean Guy, until we meet again, love you man, 10-4.

-Obituary submitted by Ken Manzer and Margaret Sailes

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