TORONTO, Ont.–The 2016-18 Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Board of Directors was approved today at the OTA’s annual general meeting. The board is representative of all sectors and all sizes of fleets from across the province.
“We are blessed as an association to have this level of commitment from leaders of the trucking industry and society. OTA Board members are individuals who are committed to the betterment of our industry and our communities. I’m honoured to lead such an esteemed group of professionals over the next two years,” said OTA Chair Steve Ondejko, president of Onfreight Logistics.
Over 80% of OTA Board member companies are family owned and operated.
Over 90% of Board member companies have been in business for over 20 years.
OTA Board member fleets are made up of all sizes with 23% of the Board having 50 or less trucks and 30% of the Board having 250 trucks or more.
80% of Board member companies have received some form of award recognition from fleet safety, environmental, charity, community service, human resource and customer recognition awards.
More than 90% of Board members themselves have 20-plus years of experience in the trucking industry.
At least 75% of the Board volunteer or donate to charity and over 50% of Board members are politically active in either federal/provincial or municipal politics.
Over half of OTA Board members sit on other Boards outside of OTA.
Members at Large for 2016-2018 are:
Michael Anderson, Don Anderson Haulage Limited
Mark Aurig, Schneider Canada
Kevin Berry, Premier Bulk Systems
Dan Braatz, A Frederick-Thompson Company (FTI)
Mark Bylsma, Spring Creek Carriers Inc.
Sandro Caccaro, VersaCold Logistics Services
Mike Campbell, Hydman Transport Ltd.
David Carruth, One For Freight
Eric Carusi, Transpro Freight Systems
Doug Coleman, Doug Coleman Trucking
Adam Cooney, Cooney Bulk Sales Limited
Wayne Cooney, Cooney Transit Inc.
Paul Cooper, SLH Transport Inc.
Larry Cox, Polaris Transportation Group
Marilyn Daniel, Titanium
Ron Eadie, Double D Transport Inc.
Wendell Erb, Erb Group of Companies
Genevieve Gagnon, XTL Transport Inc.
Karine Goyette, C.A.T. Inc.
Gord Grant, Grant’s Transport Limited
Rob Haggarty, International Truckload Services Inc.
Jeff Hall, J&R Hall Transport Inc.
Margaret Hogg, J.G. Drapeau Transport Limited
Geoffrey Joseph, Joseph Haulage Canada Corp.
John Kingma, Empire Transportation Ltd.
Trevor Kurtz, Brian Kurtz Trucking
Lance LePage, Harland Veinotte Ltd.
Joe Lombardo, Purolator Inc.
Hugh Loomans, Sylvite
Norm Mackie, Mackie Moving Group
Alex MacKinnon, MacKinnon Transport Inc.
Kulwant Mann, Autobahn Freight Lines Ltd.
Ron Martin, Bridgeland Terminals Limited
Louisa McAlpine, Snowbird Transportation Systems Ltd.
Robert McDonald, Apps Transport Group
John McKevitt, McKevitt Trucking Ltd.
Natalie Meyers, Meyers Transport Ltd.
Rob Morrice, Morrice Transportation
Doug Munro, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Ltd.
Brian Murray, Day & Ross Freight
Scott Newby, Midland Transport Limited
Steve Ondejko, Onfreight Logistics
Rob O’Reilly, TransForce
Greg Palmer, Trans-Frt McNamara
Craig Rayner, United Parcel Service Canada Ltd.
Gregory Rumble, TransForce
Barry Schellenberg, Atlas Van Lines
Bill Shannon, Shandex Truck Ltd.
Gord Smith, Manitoulin Group of Companies
Mike Smith, TD Smith Transport
Norm Sneyd, Bison Transport Inc.
James Steed, Steed Standard Transport Limited
Chris Strank, F1 Freight Systems Inc.
Julie Tanguay, E.G Gray Transportation Ltd.
Vince Tarantini, Carmen Transportation Group
Kevin Tait, Gardewine
Ron Tepper, Fastfrate
Steve Thibert, Tibbs Transport Inc.
Jim Thomson, Thomson Terminals Limited
Ron Uloth, Rosedale Transport Ltd.
Scott Verspeeten, Verspeeten Cartage Limited
Glenn Weddel, Cam-Scott Transport Ltd.
Jim Wedge, FedEx Freight Canada
Ed Wiersma, Ed Wiersma Trucking Inc.
Brad Woodcock, Woodcock Brothers
Kirk Zavitz, Zavcor Trucking Limited
David Zavitz, Canada Cartage Limited Partnership
Dan Einwechter, Challenger Motor Freight Inc.
George Ledson, Cavalier Transportation Services Inc.