With Christmas right around the corner I wanted to fill everyone in on what's going on here in the office.
We are once again sponsoring a couple local families to help provide them with a Christmas, we have a list of gifts they would like and money donations are also accepted. This is happening in Hagersville, Guelp - through Laidlaw Van and Kemptville - through Tibbs. If this is something you would like to take part in please reach out and I can provide you with a list of outstanding gifts. All donations will get you 10 ballots into our advent draw that will be taking place daily throughout the month of December.
We are also putting together a Contrans Cookbook! All you have to do is submit your favourite Christmas recipe to me and I will add it to the book. Every recipe gets you 5 ballots into the advent draw.
If you have any questions or would like to participate in anything please let me know!
It is my pleasure to announce that we have purchased Double D Transport Inc. located in Burford, Ontario. Double D is an Owner Operator and Company Truck fleet operating in the US and Canada. They specialize in cross border LTL, Truckload and Oversize/Over-dimensional movements. Double D Transport Inc. has been in operation since 1991. Ron Eadie was the previous owner and President of Double D Transport Inc. and he will remain as the President of that operation reporting in through myself. We look forward to working with Ron and his crew continuing to build efficiencies and growth opportunities in our business.
Please join me in welcoming Ron and his staff into the Contrans Flatbed Group Family.
It is my pleasure to announce that we have acquired the assets of J and F Trucking in Ajax, Ontario.
J and F is a tandem, open deck fleet operating in the US and Canada. We will roll the J and F drivers, trucks and trailer into Contrans Flatbed Group and their home terminal will be at our Oshawa facility.
I am also happy to announce that Shari Stapleton has accepted the position of dispatch in our Oshawa facility. She will be responsible for the J and F and be there to assist any of our drivers that are at the Oshawa terminal. Shari will also maintain her current role in MIR. The dispatch will be planned within our tandem division.
Please join me in congratulating Shari in her new role and welcoming the J and F drivers to our family.