CALGARY, Alta. — The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) has announced the passing of a prominent member and health and safety advocate, due to cancer on March 25.
John Tessier had worked with the Alberta trucking industry for many years as a driver and safety officer for carriers, and then with the Alberta Trucking Industry Safety Association and the AMTA. He retired in 2007 to follow this passion of worker health and safety as an industry consultant, according to the AMTA.
Tessier was instrumental in the development of the standards that are currently used for the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for the highway transportation industry, and developed many training courses and procedures to help carriers and their workers to “get home safely at the end of the day” states the AMTA.
As a result, the AMTA is creating a safety award named after Tessier, to be presented at the annual Provincial Truck Driving Championship, another of his passions.
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