Ron Singer died suddenly Dec. 22. He was the owner of Ron Singer Truck Lines, a huge industry advocate and a consummate professional. Ron cared deeply about the industry and got involved with its many associations over the years.
When I began covering the Canadian trucking industry from Calgary in 2001, Ron was a guy I’d call upon to help me sort through the BS when trying to understand an issue or technology. I spent some time riding around with him in his truck to better understand the challenges professional drivers face on a daily basis.
This opportunity was available to anyone and everyone. If you were interested in becoming more informed about the realities of the trucking industry, the passenger seat in Ron’s truck was open to you.
You can click here for more details about Ron, including links to a two-part series he wrote for Truck West on being a professional construction truck driver. I think those articles he wrote sum up the type of professional Ron was.
James Menzies is editor of Truck News magazine. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 15 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies. All posts by James Menzies