Tuesday September 4th marks a busy day for Contrans Flatbed Group with 3 ladies embarking on new roles and new locations.
Jennifer Chatham makes her full time transition to Staff Accountant working out of the 3rd Line facility. We welcome Jen to the 3rd Line building and wish her the best of luck in her new role.
Ann Cacoilo begins back with us full time as Licensing Supervisor after returning from maternity leave. Although Ann has been working with us in a part time role to complete her training, we are excited to officially welcome her back.
Wendy Richard returns to us, beginning her time at the Hwy 6 building assisting Jessica Gallichan and Scott Howarth with the mobile communications scanning project. Once complete, she will be moving to the 3rd Line facility. Welcome back Wendy.
Happy Birthday Brad Benner!!!
Below you will find a copy of the schedule for the upcoming focus group sessions. Please review and sign up with either Kristen Fess or your manager.
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To: All drivers, owner operators, and staff
We have had a number of changes in our workplace over the last year – everything from the introduction of the Jake Break to a new truck wash and the soon-to-be-opened driver room. We also have National Truck Appreciation Week coming up next week.
We think that in addition to other company events planned for the week, it is also a good time to look back at the last year and make sure that we are meeting our goal of continually improving our workplace.
As a result, over the course of the next week, an external facilitator named Herb Roseneck will be conducting Focus Groups with small groups of drivers, dispatchers, maintenance and administrative staff, supervisors and managers at our locations in Hagersville and in Mississauga. We will be working with our North Bay location in order to provide an opportunity for their feedback as well.
Herb is a consultant/trainer and has spent more than 35 years working with employees to help improve hundreds of workplaces. His purpose at Contrans Flatbed Group is to listen, ask questions and with your help, identify opportunities for us to make Contrans Flatbed Group an even better place to work.
We hope you take the opportunity to participate freely and actively in your meeting with Herb. It is important that everyone know that Herb will not tell us who made certain comments. Instead, his mandate will be to give us a summary of the meetings and provide recommendations as to how we can improve.
Kristen Fess will be putting together a schedule of meeting times so that Herb can meet with a number of you, while also ensuring that we continue to provide excellent service to our customers. We hope you will take this opportunity to speak with Herb and provide your input and ideas.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to speak with Kristen directly. She can be reached at 877.790.1226 X2236, cell 905.379.2787 or her email [email protected].
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As I am sure you are aware next week is "National Trucking Week" and in honour of our company continuing to move forward with our driver appreciation programs we have some exciting events happening. First of all we will be installing Sirius XM satellite radios in ALL company trucks starting in the couple of weeks.
There will be a BBQ at the Mississauga terminal on Tuesday September 4, one at the North Bay terminal Thursday September 6 and one at the Hagersville 3rd line facility on Friday September 7. As well be sure to visit one of our terminals next week to get your appreciation gift.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our company drivers and owner operators for their hard work and dedication!
Don’t forget to check out the “Jake Break” for exciting news and updates.
Check out pictures of the new signage at our Hwy 6 building under 'Event Photos'. The new signs just went up today! We can't wait for the signs to go up at each of the other Ontario facilities!
We'd like to offer a warm welcome to 2 new drivers and 1 returning who have completed their orientation and are now a part of the Contrans team.
* Linda Fisher - she will be working for US Tandem as a company driver
* Pat Fisher - he will be working for US Tandem as a company driver
* Bob Baldwin - he will be working for US Tandem as an owner operator
A few weeks ago we reminded you about the Referral Bonuses that are available to employees. Recently we have handed out two for the hiring of company drivers. We'd like to thank Dean Broad and Stephane Charette for referring these drivers and congratulate them on receiving their bonus!
Contrans Flatbed Group hosted our golf tournament this past Saturday, August 25th, at Sundrim Golf Course. The day was full of good golf and good fun! We really lucked out with the weather as the sun stayed out for us all day long. Our big winners of the day were:
Lowest Scoring Team shooting an impressive 64: Randy Strohm, Dan Kett, Dustin Versnick and Marc VanHoucke
Ladies Longest Drive: Gillian Glassford
Men's Longest Drive: JP Soucie (Castrol)
Ladies Closest to the Pin: Patty Craig
Men's Closest to the Pin: Brad Glassford
Best Dressed Team (unofficial): Art Milroy, Patty Craig, Howie Bacher & Bill Horrigan
Thanks to everyone who came out and participated. We hope to see you all again next year! *Photos can be found on the Event Photos page*