Remember your Walking Rewards Cards for May must be in by Wednesday to Megan Lint!
The first month of our Walking Rewards Challenge is almost over. Remember to get those 2 hours in so that you can submit your card for May. All walking rewards cards must be in by June 5th in order to be entered into the draw for May. Don't worry if you forgot to participate this month you still have 5 more months to participate.
If you have any questions contact Megan Lint.
Road Check 2013 will be taking place June 4, 5 and 6 this year. This is an annual 72 hour blitz conducted throughout North America. To all of our driving personnel we would ask that you be just a little more vigilant during this time to ensure that log books, vehicle inspections, in cab documentation, load security, etc. meets or exceeds the ministry guidelines.
If you have any questions please consult your driver trainer.
Check out the article below to hear about the amazing story of how the east coast transportation community has pulled together to support one of their own.
MIRAMICHI, N.B. -- In what is being billed as potentially the largest truck convoy the region has seen, a group of East Coast truckers is rallying to support one of their own.
Kim Lawlor, nicknamed Big Daddy, is a well-loved trucker who’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He’ll be honoured May 25 with a convoy slated to kick off at Gibersons Transport in Miramichi, N.B. More than 100 truckers have already signed up, according to Roxanne Doran Smith, one of the event’s organizers.
Other organizers include Kathy Hare, Judy Tracy and Ruth Loggie. Doran Smith said “As a committee, we are attempting to have one unit from every possible trucking company on the river take part, as well as units from all the companies Kim has driven for, and all of his fellow truckers.”
She added “It is entirely possible that this could be the largest convoy of trucks ever to hit the Maritimes. We are anticipating - and have a strong feeling - that the convoy will host a minimum of 125-200 trucks, and that the afternoon of activities may well be the largest community and trucking industry non-profit fundraiser of the year. We do not know how many individuals who will take part in the Big Daddy Show and Shine Family Fun Day, however we are prepared at this point to handle in excess of 500 citizens, not including the registered drivers and their families.”
Those who take part will enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, face painting, presentations and a barbecue. There’ll also be a live and silent auction and a show’n’shine.
“With the aide of the community of Miramichi, the trucking industry and related businesses and the truckers and their families themselves, we can financially and emotionally support Kim and his family,” Doran Smith said. “This support will give them the strength and courage to continue on this, a very difficult journey.”
The day’s events wrap up at about 4 p.m. with a convoy of all units, which will head out from Giberson’s Transport and meet up at the old courthouse in Newcastle.
“We have made all of the arrangements with the City Police to ensure the safety of all the trucks as well as the community at large,” Doran Smith said.
All proceeds collected will go to Lawlor and his family.
Original article from: http://www.trucknews.com/news/east-coast-truckers-to-rally-for-one-of-their-own-may-25/1002321036/zz4qqW2vwqs0wrM20/?ref=enews_TN&utm_source=TN&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TN-EN05162013
We are pleased to announce that we have entered into an asset purchase agreement with Grazier Transport out of Cambridge, ON. Grazier is a small family run trucking company specializing in over dimensional freight. Twelve company drivers as well as two staff will be joining the Contrans Flatbed Group family as of May 24th, 2013. They will become part of the Contrans Flatbed Group OD division that is managed by Brian Dunford. They will remain in their current location in Cambridge, ON.
We are pleased to announce that the following staff will be joining us:
Andy Grazier will be the dispatcher for our OD division in Cambridge. Andy is the son of the previous owner and has over 15 years experience in the trucking industry specializing in over dimensional freight. Jayne McGrath will be the dispatch clerk as well as take on other various administrative functions of our operation in Cambridge. She has over ten years experience with Grazier Transport and working within the trucking industry. Our organization is fortunate to have these two individuals joining our team and bringing their years of experience to our organization.
Brian Dunford will continue his position of Divisional Manager – OD.
Please welcome these drivers and staff and please assist them in any way as they make the transition into the Contrans Flatbed Group
Have a great day
If you have not received your Arcelor Mittal Dofasco sticker for 2013 please stop in and see your driver trainer or dispatcher before June 1, 2013. If you do not have a sticker you will not be allowed to enter the property as of June 1, 2013.
Don't forget if you're in the area to stop by the 3rd Line Hagersville yard as we are having our first BBQ of the season!
Ed joined the Hagersville shunt crew a year ago now. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the past year Ed!!
The month of April is behind us and it saw us greatly improve in several areas of the business -- we still need to improve our focus on safety -- we are still getting far too many points on our CSA score and on our CVOR -- we need to get better at the easy stuff. We need to continue to re-enforce that with our driving force. Our company truck fuel performance has greatly improved over the last month or so -- I would like to thank Team Fuel for their efforts in creating awareness and getting guys in for education on running the trucks. Team Fuel is comprised of Doug Martin from the Shop, Scott Howarth from Technology group, Tannis Rulli from Tandem; Jodi Nagy and Ets Dell'Anno from the Multi group and Randy Strohm from the Steel group.
Check out the Employee Blog section to see the results for April 2013!!
Have a safe and happy week