Please see the document below outlining the Payroll Savings Program for Canada Savings Bonds that is running from October 1 to November 1, 2012. For further information, please contact your payroll administrator.
Have a look in the 'Driver's Section' of the Jake Break for some new industry updates regarding drivers over 65 years of age and the use of CB radios.
We are excited to announce that we will now also be participating in the Touch a Truck event happening Saturday October 27 in Simcoe, ON at the Aud parking lot from 1-3pm. This is a free event, so if you're in the area, come on out and have some fun with all the trucks and mighty machines!
We have had another recent referral bonus handed out for the hiring of an owner operator. We'd like to thank Chandanbir Kahlon for referring the owner operator and congratulate him on receiving his bonus!
We'd like to offer a warm welcome to 3 new drivers this week who have completed their orientation and are now a part of the Contrans team.
*Blaine Ramstad - He will be joining our Tri-Line Regional board as a company driver
*Terry Soules - He will be joining our L.A. Dalton board as a highway company driver
*Andrew Riewald- he will be joining our Hagersville multi group as a company driver
On Wednesday October 3rd at 12:30 at the Hwy 6 building, we will be hosting a luncheon honouring Jo-Anne's commitment and contribution to the success of Contrans Flatbed Group. We invite you all to join us for beef on a bun, salads and dessert.
The washbay at the 3rd Line Maintenance Facility will be closed Sunday September 30 until Saturday October 6 while we upgrade and re-surface the floors. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Congratulations Ron on 20 years with Contrans Flatbed Group. Ron is a safe and dependable driver for our LA Dalton board and we continue to value both his dedication to the company as well as his witty intelligence. Congratulations Ron!
We are excited to announce a 3 month trial we will be participating in with our customer Jennmar, who are located in Sturgeon Falls. This trial will involve having a Contrans Flatbed Group employee embedded in their organization to handle all inbound and outbound freight & logistical needs. During this period we will gather raw data from them and examine it for any efficiencies. If successful, a Contrans employee will remain there long-term, with an eye to repeating that process in other Jennmar plant locations in Canada and potentially the US.
This endeavor is a big step for the Transportation Solutions Group as it incorporates three aspects of our business; Facility management, Freight analysis & consulting, and Brokerage.
Scott MacFarlane will be the initial person taking on the role in Sturgeon Falls, with Paul Jakubicek participating in gathering all the data and organizing into documents for review. We would like to wish the best of luck to Scott and Paul in this new venture.
ACI information has been posted in the 'Training Corner' for reference. US drivers, please make sure you are aware of the new procedures as it becomes mandatory November 1, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact your driver trainer or dispatch.