OTA honors outgoing Road Knights, looks for new candidates

by Truck News

TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) outgoing Road Knights team was recently honored, and nominations for the next team members will be accepted until Dec. 16.

Jim Pereira of Onfreight Logistics spoke on behalf of the departing Road Knights, explaining how much being part of the program meant to him.

“Being a Road Knight has not only given me a renewed sense of passion, it has also opened doors for me in different areas of the trucking industry that I had not only thought were impossible, but did not even know existed,” said Pereira. “The Road Knight program gives a voice to drivers who take great pride in our trade. We are honored and fortunate to have been chosen to work with the OTA and doing a small part to help our industry.”

The Road Knights are a group of Ontario-based drivers employed by an OTA member carrier who serve as ambassadors throughout the trucking industry. Hopeful participants must have a first-class driving record, a passion for the industry and enthusiasm for their job.

“Being part of OTA’s Road Knights program has been an experience we will not soon forget,” said Pereira. “By getting an inside look at the good the OTA and this program has done for our industry, I can only hope that members of the OTA continue to nominate drivers and support future Road Knights.”

The OTA recognized the following drivers for being part of the Road Knights team:

· Phil Blanchette, Bison Transport
· Jerry Brown, Kriska Holdings Ltd.
· Don Dunbar, Trimac Transportation Services
· Mike Foster, Challenger Motor Freight
· Justin Martin, International Truckload Services Inc.
· Jim Pereira, Onfreight Logistics
· David Stocker, Erb Transport Ltd.

Contact Lak Shoan at 416-249-7401 ext. 235 or e-mail lak.shoan@ontruck.org to learn more about being a part of the Road Knights program.

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