PMTC pioneer Gord Dennis remembered

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Molson Canada’s Gord Dennis — one of the most respected trucking managers in the private carrier community — passed away recently.

According to Bruce Richards, president of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, Dennis was a good friend to and valued member of the PMTC for many years.

He first joined PMTC in 1985 when he was with Sears and stayed on through all his subsequent years with SLH and Molson. He chaired the organization between 1994 and 1997.

"Gord’s was one of the cheerful voices that I heard on the telephone most mornings as my day was beginning," Richards writes in a recent PMTC newsletter. "He would call me in the early hours two or three times a week just to see what was happening, to ask if I needed help with anything, or just to offer encouragement as we went about re-building the PMTC.

"Because he did most of this in the background, I’m sure many of our members don’t realize what a significant contribution he made, and I hope this article will help set the record straight."

Nothing seemed to faze Gord and no problem was seen as insurmountable, writes Richards. "He always seemed to have a smile whether we were discussing the world of trucking, the business of PMTC, or enjoying some time on the golf course."

"We at the PMTC will certainly miss Gord." 

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