TORONTO, Ont. — Arrow Truck Sales, KRTS Transportation Specialists, and TST Truckload Express were presented with the Program of the Year Award this morning at the 36th annual National Transportation Week (Ontario) Awards Breakfast in Toronto.
The Program of the Year Award is presented annually during national Transportation Week to a new program, product, service or management philosophy recently introduced that has been successful in increasing sales, profit, reducing cost, or that has improved the image of transportation.
The Power to Drive Program is a collaborative effort between Arrow Truck Sales, KRTS Transportation Specialists, and TST Truckload Express. This highly successful program was launched in 2004 in order to help attract quality people to become owner-operators by supplying training, financing and a contract all in one deal.
The results and the program speak for themselves. So far TST Truckload has hired on 16 new owner/operators, representing approximately 1/2 of their annual number of new contracts. KRTS Transportation Specialists has provided all of the training for the new entrants and Arrow Truck Sales has supplied the new candidates with late model reliable equipment. These new candidates receive ongoing coaching by a TST coach once they are in the program and TST pays the participants $2000 during this mentorship training. At the end of the training the participant receives a $1000 signing bonus and if the new owner-operator stays on board with TST for one year the tuition of the Power to Drive Program is reimbursed in full.
In recognition of innovation in transportation, the NTW Ontario Committee would like to present the Arrow Truck Sales, TST Truckload Express and KRTS Transportation Specialists with the NTW Ontario Program of the Year.
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