What a Guy!
The 2015 Highway Star of the Year is a three-million-safe-kilometer award-winning driver and former Ontario Road Knight who tirelessly advocates for the industry he’s loved since his teen years.
Meet Guy Broderick, a company driver with Brampton-based APPS Transport, whose peers describe him as an “exemplary driver who works to improve trucking’s image even in his off-hours.”
Broderick, 47, will received his title on Saturday, April 18, at ExpoCam, at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. The prizes, which include $10,000 in cash, are provided by Newcom (which publishes Today’s Trucking), Freightliner, Merito, Espar, Cummins, Chevron and the Owner-Operator’s Association of Canada (OBAC).
Drivers are nominated from across the country and judges look at safety records, professional leadership, community involvement and whether the driver would serve as a respectable ambassador for the industry.
Broderick met and exceeded every checkpoint. His accomplishments include:
- Appointed Ontario Trucking Association Road Knight Team for the 2009/2010 term;
- Winner of the 2010 Volvo Truck Canada / Ontario Trucking Association Provincial Driver of the Year Award;
- 2014 Committee member of the National Working Groups “Driving the Future” project managed by Trucking HR Canada and the Canadian Trucking Alliance;
- 2014 Ontario Government appointment to the Ontario Trades Council (Tractor Trailer Divisional Board);
- Minor league softball coach in the City of Cambridge Ontario with three coaching awards to his name;
- Ringette coach;
- Volunteer fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation;
- Volunteer for the MS Society of Canada.
“Guy is a leader within the trucking community—he exemplifies professionalism, always has a positive attitude, and is committed to representing the industry, improving its image and contributing to improving driver training,” says Angela Splinter, TruckingHR’s CEO. “He has the best interests of the industry at heart, and is sure to do his part to make improvements within the industry.”
Broderick is also a freelance writer for transportation publications and has represented the trucking industry to public media outlets such as Global TV and City TV. He’s active on Twitter and has recently been put in charge of APPS Transport’s social media communications.
“He’s really developed and carved out a place in the industry,” APPS President Rob McDonald said when informed of the award.
Broderick also proudly trains fellow drivers, is happy to give trucking newbies the inside-the-cab view to see what it’s like to be a truck driver for a day and is involved in the Toronto Transportation Club, too.
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