Awards

Military Might: Highway Star sees the promise in second careers

TORONTO, Ont. -- Doug McGowan submitted no fewer than 101 resumes, but not one fleet had called him back. It just didn’t make any sense. During his time in the military he drove everything from armored vehicles to military pattern trucks, and learned how to work tire chains in punishing environments north of the Arctic Circle. Shouldn’t that count for something? The sign promising jobs for “propane seasonal drivers, Class 5 with air” screamed out like an insult. He submitted his resume and clean abstract to that very business two weeks earlier, and hadn’t heard a thing.  But McGowan went back again. And again. And again. Four times in all. The job that emerged became his first stop in a second career.

Trucking has some of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

TORONTO, Ont. – More than 15 companies in the trucking industry have been named to Deloitte’s 2018 Best Managed Companies list. The accounting firm names companies annually to the list in four tiers: companies that are new to the list, those that have been on the list for two or more years, Gold members that have been on the list for three consecutive years, and Platinum members who have been on the list for seven or more years. Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.