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Truckers mourn death of pioneer

The Canadian trucking industry lost one of its family members recently. Norman A. Plummer, 52, died after a courageous fight with cancer.Plummer was a long-time industry leader and innovator. He was t...


The Canadian trucking industry lost one of its family members recently. Norman A. Plummer, 52, died after a courageous fight with cancer.

Plummer was a long-time industry leader and innovator. He was the quintessential sales and marketing professional and a very proud advocate of the trucking industry.

His career started in the transportation business in the late ’60s during the days of regulation and well before the time of personal computers. He was fond of telling the story of how his job entailed typing endless stacks of bills of lading and manifests on a 40-year-old manual typewriter.

Plummer held many senior sales and marketing positions over the years, with Westway Forwarding, Kingsway Transport and SLH to name a few, but his proudest accomplishment was the formation, with the assistance of his wife Barbara, of their own trucking company, “Trans-Net” in Guelph, Ont. in 1996.

Plummer’s primary focus was his commitment and insistence that his customers receive nothing short of excellent service.

The thoughts and prayers of all Plummer’s current and former employees go out to his wife Barbara and family.

He will be sadly missed. n


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