Sask. driver honors Humboldt victims in the stars
HUMBOLDT, Sask. – Searching for a way to remember the victims of the Humboldt tragedy, Blaine Davies is looking to the stars. The Estevan-based driver for Hyndman Transport used the International Star Registry to name a star after each one of the 16 people who lost their lives in April when the bus carrying the team was involved in a collision with a truck.
Family road trip marks Mackie’s 90th year
WHITBY, Ont. -- Ross Mackie has 84 years of memories with Mackie Transportation, and in June he hit the road to make a few more. Founded in 1928 the company was just six years old when Ross was born. Now in its 90th year the fleet has been run by five generations of the Mackie family. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the company four generations of Mackie’s piled into a Peterbilt 578 and drove from Whitby to Seattle with a full load, and stops in Manitoba and Vancouver along the way.
Kindersley lauded for commitment to diversity
SASKATOON, Sask. – Kindersley Transport says recognition for its employment equity and diversity program is a humbling experience. The group was one of 18 recognized last Fall with an inaugural Employment Equity Achievement Award (EEAA) from the Government of Canada. The EEAA is awarded to companies that are subject to the federal Employment Equity Act, who have implemented programs to help create more diverse workplaces.
TTSAO announces a ‘Touch a Truck’ hiring event for adults
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is trying to drive more people into the industry by hosting a “touch a truck” event for adults. The group announced the event and sought marketing ideas for it during the carrier group townhall meeting at their annual conference. The event – to be held in Mississauga, Ont. On May 26 – will be a hiring event focused on bringing in employees to all areas of the industry, not just drivers.
Strong 2017 leads Daimler to focus on uptime, expansion, and connectivity in 2018
PORTLAND, OR – Capturing nearly 40% of the North American Class 6-8 truck market, it was a banner year for Daimler Trucks North America, and according to president and CEO Roger Nielsen, the company isn’t done yet. Daimler sold more than 470,000 trucks worldwide last year to the tune of more than CAN $57.7 billion in revenue and a 6.7% return on sales. Nielsen credits the strong year on sales of the New Cascadia, with 46,000 orders for the truck in the first year. That number is a significant boost over the first-year sales of the original model which sold about 25,000 units in its debut year.
Ten million pounds have hit the road with Trucks for Change
BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Trucks for Change Network has hauled the equivalent of a whole house for Habitat for Humanity. The group picked up its 10 millionth pound of goods hauled for charities, last week. Those goods include a total worth more than $160,000 in donated transportation for Habitat for Humanity and the Habitat ReStore – a total equivalent to the cost of a Habitat home.
Nash named AMTA president
CALGARY, AB – Chris Nash will be the incoming President of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) when current President Lorraine Card retires March 5. Card says she’s confident she’s leaving the association in good hands with Nash who brings more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry to the role.
Orr, Hinz to take the helm at CFI
JOPLIN, MO – Greg Orr will be taking the helm at CFI. The full-truckload carrier and division of TFI International promoted Orr today, while moving Michael Hinz into the role of senior vice president of sales & operations. “Greg has been the driving force behind many of our recent accomplishments, and bringing Michael to CFI further supports our efforts to create a world class leadership team,” stated Greg Rumble, Chief Financial Officer of TFI.