BRANTFORD, ON — Richard Ross is fond of saying that he’s been in trucking for 58 years. If you saw him at his recent retirement party here, and then did the math, that number would seem very wrong. Not so.
Just retired as vice president of sales, trucks and trailers, at Carrier Centers based in Woodstock, ON, the affable Ross isn’t as old as a 58-year career implies. The thing is, he started when he was a 10-year-old boy in England, working in his father’s truck repair business on Saturdays and most evenings. And he’s still smiling. As he says, trucks get in the blood.
Richard Ross, left, with Carrier Centers chief Rob LongThere was a lot of smiling at The Brantford Club as a couple of hundred friends gathered to wish Ross well. The glitterati in attendance included the likes of David Bradley, chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the Ontario Trucking Association, and Dan Einwechter, president of Challenger Motor Freight. Hosting the event was Rob Long, Carrier president and dealer principal.