Happy Birthday Stephanie! We hope your day is fantastic!
This year's Movember participation was minimal, however we did have some real beauty 'mo's submitted. Check them out below. We will be donating $50 to men's health in the name of each of our participants for a total of a $250.00 donation. Each of our participants have also won a prize for taking part in bringing awareness to men's health issues.
We want to welcome the following drivers to Contrans Flatbed Group. They have all completed orientation and will be hitting the road next week!
* Ebyn Stone - will be joining our Guelph group
* Shon Chevarie - will be joining Russ Lethbridge at the lake
* Steven Thompson - will be joining our local steel group
* Travis Kimberley - will be joining our US tandem group
This Christmas season we will be having our own version of the standard advent calendar! Each day during the month of December, on name will be drawn to open the envelope for that day. This lucky winner will then receive the prize that is in the envelope!
To be eligible for the draw, you must bring in an item to support our Local Food Bank or Christmas Hampers. One entry for each item that is brought in. *Note* more expensive items, ie. new toys/clothing will be given additional entries.
There will also be theme days each week to earn bonus entries for the draw!
So make sure you bring your donations starting on Monday to be entered into the draw!!! Bring them to Kara to make sure you get your ballots. Donations will be accepted until December 8th.
Good morning all,
We would like to thank you and congratulate you on the successful completion and implementation of our 2014 Safety Elements. We complete these each year as a part of our participation in the WSIB/IHSAO Transportation Safety Group Program. Please see the attached document for more about our success this year.
If you have any further questions feel free to speak to Megan Salmon, Safety Coordinator or Amy Barber, Risk Manager.
Thanks again everyone!
The American Trucking Association released on Monday, October 6th, the results of a survey that says the general public believes that truck drivers are among the safest drivers on the road today.
"This poll confirms that the public knows what we in the trucking industry have always known: professional truck drivers are dedicated, professional and safe," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "It also shows that our efforts to portray a positive image of our industry are having a tremendous impact."
The poll was conducted from September 20 - 24, 2014 by Public Opinion Strategies. 800 registered voters were part of the survey.
According to the poll:
- 65% of respondents had a favorable impression of the trucking industry
- 57% of respondents said the trucking industry's safety record is favorable
- 91% of respondents said they believe that passenger vehicles are more likely to make unsafe maneuvers, such as tailgating, driving aggressively or improperly changing lanes
- 80% believe truck drivers are safer than passenger vehicle drivers
- 7% of respondents believe truck drivers are more likely than passenger vehicle drivers to drive unsafely
- 90% of respondents believe passenger vehicle drivers are more likely to speed than truck drivers
- 74% of respondents think in accidents involving a car and a truck, the passenger vehicle is at fault
"Our industry values safety above all," said incoming ATA Chairman Duane Long, chairman of Longistics, Raleigh, N.C., "and this poll shows that our commitment to safety is paying dividends in the minds of the public."