CFMS Report: Richard Sharpe of MacKinnon Transport wins prestigious Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year Award

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TORONTO, Ont. — Richard Sharpe of MacKinnon Transport has won the coveted Volvo Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year Award at the 44th Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. The award was presented at CFMS’ closing lunch at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel May 31.

The winners of the prestigious award are chosen by their peers based on a group of criteria including maintenance and safety, staff supervision and driver training.

Sharpe began his tenure with MacKinnon Jan. 1, 2005 as maintenance manager until his recent promotion to vice-president of fleet services. In his new position, Sharpe is responsible for all aspects of fleet maintenance, including asset management of over $13 million of company-owned fleet equipment; responsibility for all company-operated facilities, which include the main terminal and repair facility as well as all warehouse locations. All aspects of safety and compliance, as well as driver recruitment also report to Sharpe.

I am personally very familiar with the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager Award and the high level of national recognition associated with the award, wrote Evan MacKinnon, president and CEO of MacKinnon Transport in Sharpes nomination letter. I am absolutely confident that Richard would exemplify the quality of individual worthy of the prestigious recognition.

MacKinnon was on hand, as were Sharpes wife and children, as an emotional and surprised Sharpe accepted his honour. Im humbled to be amongst my peers and receive an award like this. Its so overwhelming, Sharpe later told Truck News.

For the full story, read Truck News report on CFMS in the July issue.

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