TORONTO, ON – Canada Cartage is recognizing two of its drivers for being everyday heroes who went above and beyond to make a real difference in the lives of others.
The first driver Canada Cartage is recognizing is Doug Strickland based out of Oshawa, Ont. On October 14th, 2014 Strickland witnessed a store clerk at a gas bar in Clarington, Ont. with his arms up in the air and a black hooked suspect. He quickly left from the store and called police who arrived while the robbery was still in progress and apprehended the suspect. The Durham Regional Police awarded Strickland on April 22nd for his brave actions and quick thinking.
The second driver it is recognizing is Michael Stack, a Whitehorse-based driver based out of Canada Cartage’s Edmonton terminal. On April 21st, he was driving down a northern highway when he came across a tractor-trailer belly up in the ditch. He immediately stopped and assisted in the rescue of a commercial driver who was still in the cab of the twisted tractor. As a former paramedic, Stack helped the driver and did cervical spine precautions, bandaged the driver’s wounds, and helped him into another vehicle to meet the ambulance that was dispatched from a few hours away. He later secured the scene by disconnecting the tractor-trailer’s batteries, as to prevent a serious fire
“We have every day heroes on our team,” says Canada Cartage president and CEO, Jeff Lindsay. “We are very proud of both Doug and Michael for their heroic efforts and for demonstrating incredible humanity, one of Canada Cartage’s core values”.