CTHRC announces winners of Idle Free Campaign

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Ottawa, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), in partnership with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has annouced the 10 winners of the third annual Idle-Free Campaign.

The campaign, which was spearheaded by the FleetSmart division of NRCan with support from the CTHRC, encourages truck drivers to shut down their truck engines at truck stops and help with Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It is estimated that idling trucks emit about 3080 to 7700 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per truck stop per year. With one tonne of GHG filling up the volume of an ordinary two-story house, any measures to reduce emissions would have a positive impact on Canada’s environment.

The winners of this year’s Idle-Free Campaign will be receiving a copy of the CTHRC’s owner-operator business skills CD Rom. Written for owner-operators, by owner-operators, this CD course teaches basic business skills and helps the user to develop practical tools to help them in their business. Upon completion of this course, the individuals are registered in a national data base and receive a certificate of completion from the CTHRC.

The 10 winners are:

Paul Foley, Sysco from Sydney, Nova Scotia;
Jean McCormick, Jasrotia Enterprises from Miramichi,New Brunswick;
Denis Comtois, from Joliette, Quebec;
Murray Manuliak, Bison Transport from Brandon, Manitoba;
Jill Babiarz, Babiarz Trucking from Regina, Saskatchewan;
Daryl Hernblad from Cranbrook, British Columbia;
Deborah Harper, Trans Freight McNamara from Carleton Place, Ontario;
Christian Joanette from Monkland, Ontario;
B.S. Amandson, Night Runner Transport Ltd., from Amisk, Alberta; and
Robert Blades, Wildcatz Enterprises from Leslieville, Alberta.

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