Category: Announcements

  • Welcome Aboard!

    A big welcome to our 2 new drivers who have completed orientation and will be hitting the road next week with us! Phil Lalewicz will be joining the mentorship program with our Guelph group and Mark Vanderhout will be joining the mentorship program with our US Tandem group.

    Welcome guys!

  • Leafs . VS. Coyotes !!!

    Tune in tomorrow night to the Maple Leafs game at 7:30 on TSN to watch Andrew Campbell hit the ice for the Arizona Coyotes! Andrew is married to our very own Amber Bowling and has been called up to play with the big squad. So have a look for #45 on Defense and support our hometown boy!

     

  • Let’s end the stigma. Let’s talk about mental health.

    Many People in Canada suffer from some kind of Mental Illness and most people wouldn't even know it!!!  Today, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:

    • Text message sent*
    • Mobile & long distance call made*
    • Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
    • Let's do what we can to support this great cause, show them all that we care and let's not let them suffer in silence any longer!!!

    For more information visit :

    http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/end-the-stigma/tweets/

    Here are just some quick facts about Mental Illness:

     

    • Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year-olds and 16% among 25-44 year-olds.

      CMHA

    • At this very moment, some 3 million Canadians are suffering from depression.

      CMHA

    • 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.

      Canadian Institute of Health Research

  • Welcome Aboard!

    We want to welcome Chris Fabbro to Contrans Flatbed Group! Chris has completed orientation and will be joining our Guelph group in the mentorship program.

    Welcome Chris!

  • Welcome Aboard!

    We want to welcome Chantelle Bomberry to Contrans Flatbed Group! Chantelle has completed orientation and is joining our local mentorship program.

    Welcome Chantelle!

  • Job Opportunity !!!!!

    Looking for qualified AZ Drivers for the Shunt Crew at CGC!  For any information or to apply contact Jeff Smith at. [email protected] or 905-981-8499

     

  • Who Knew?!

    Can you believe we have a rap star working in the 3rd Line office?! Ok maybe he's not the real guy, but Kevin Gates has a name doppleganger with a successful rap career consisting of 12 released albums and many guest appearance with other artists. Let's just say, the name is the only thing these 2 guys seem to have in common!

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  • Welcome Aboard!

    We want to welcome Steven Hale to Contrans Flatbed Group! Steven has completed his orientation and will be starting next week with our Highway Steel group based out of Windsor.

    Welcome Steven!

  • Job Posting

     

    Brokerage Operations

    The Brokerage Operations position will report directly to the Director of Sales.  They will be responsible for the day to day operations of our brokerage department and work closely with our divisional fleets, brokerage carriers, railroads and customers to coordinate and manage freight requirements.  They will work with our others divisions/carriers to help satisfy customer requirements and determine truck availability and rating. They are also responsible to assist in booking and tracking rail moves, organizing and assigning loads and updating our operating systems with all required load information.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assign and monitor loads by staying in contact with the customer and carrier base
    • Work hand in hand with our customers to manage and organize their freight requirements and determine load details
    • Responsible for customer development and preparing quotes on a timely basis
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with customers and carrier base
    • Consistently and accurate detail communicate with customers and carrier base to ensure we provide the utmost in customer service
    • Assist in the development of a strong carrier data base
    • Effectively manage the customers and carriers requirements to provide a win-win for all stakeholders
    • Must be willing to travel to our Hagersville or North Bay office on an occasional basis

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Exceptional communication, organization and job planning skills
    • Superior customer service
    • Attention to detail is a must
    • Solid foundation and understanding of the transportation industry, rules and regulations including Hours of Service requirements
    • Intermodal rail experience an asset
    • Must be able to problem solve and make decisions quickly and effectively in a fast paced environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, AS 400 as well as other customer internal operating systems

     

    This position will be either based in Hagersville or North Bay, Ontario and will be advertised in both regions.  Home base will be determined by the successful candidates location.  This job is a permanent full time position.

     

    If you are interested in the above position please forward your resume and cover letter to Peter Maillet at [email protected] or send your resume to Contrans Flatbed Group, 80 3rd Line, Hagersville ON, N0A 1H0.

     

    We thank everyone who applies but only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Kind of cool…literally!

    Thursday, January 8, 2015 – NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover is currently exploring the Gale Crater. On Thursday, the daily high in that region of Mars hit -8C, making it warmer than parts of Canada and the U.S. Mars is known for its chilly conditions, with an average temperature of -60 degrees Celsuis. In Canada, daytime temperatures hovered in the -20s and in some places  the -40s with the wind chill Thursday.