MacKinnon Transport executive director Ray Haight has announced his resignation from the company.Haight has served as executive director of MacKinnon Transport since 2005. Prior to that, he filled various roles with the company, including...
MacKinnon Transport executive director Ray Haight has announced his resignation from the company.
Haight has served as executive director of MacKinnon Transport since 2005. Prior to that, he filled various roles with the company, including partner, vice-president, president and COO.
In recent years, he represented the company at the Truckload Carriers Association, where Haight served as chairman in 2008/2009.
“Now, after 19 years of participation at MacKinnon Transport, it is time for us to sever business ties,” Haight said. “My 15 odd years in a leadership role at MacKinnon Transport were rewarding and profitable we took the company from under 100 trucks to the 300 truck mark and enjoyed and earned a place of respect within the community and the industry during this period. I wish MacKinnon Transport Inc. a long and successful future.”
Meyers Transportation Services has announced the promotion of two senior managers to the positions of executive vice-president.
Roman Slugocki and Dave Scott, both long-time members of the Meyers Transportation executive team, have garnered promotions, the company announced. Slugocki will continue focusing on the LTL, truckload and cartage operations in his expanded role with the company. He has been with Meyers for more than 10 years and in the transportation in-dustry for 33 years.
Scott, in his new role, will focus on further developing pricing, IT systems, maintenance and logistics services, the company announced. Scott has been in the industry for 25 years. Family-owned Meyers Transportation was recently passed on to Jacquie and Natalie Meyers, who oversee operations today.
Eassons Transport president Paul Easson has been elected chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance.
He’ll serve a two-year term, replacing Bruno Muller of Caron Transport who just concluded a two-year term of his own.
Easson has worked for the family trucking company for more than 25 years. The fleet operates more than 150 reefer trailers, 60 dry vans and 160 tractors serving all points Canada and the US. It also runs an LTL service from Toronto and Montreal to Atlantic Canada.
Easson said he’s well aware he’s taking over the helm at the CTA during a challenging time.
“The major immediate challenge as I see it is over-capacity,” he said. “That is really depressing the marketplace virtually everywhere in North America.”
Longer term, Easson said priorities will include attracting and retaining quality people, environmental sustainability and shifting trade patterns away from the US.
Easson said CTA will create a forum for carriers across the country to share best practices that will benefit the industry as a whole.
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