MIDLAND’S 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
(January 2019) As we enter a new year with anticipation and excitement, we also want to remember some of the amazing experiences from this past year. Throughout 2018, we had the opportunity to help many great causes, accepted a number of awards, and made a lot of great additions to our ever-growing Midland team. Here are some of our favourite highlights from 2018!
Midland employees started off the 2018 year by lending a hand to Food 4 Children in Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. Food 4 Children is a fantastic charity that helps support students and their families by supplying healthy snacks to schools and backpacks of food for those in need.
The 25 Year Club grew with the induction of 10 new members in February 2018. The inductees to this prestigious club were honoured with a banquet to recognize the many years of dedication and service to Midland. 25 Year Club alumni celebrating 30, 35, and 40 years were also in attendance and recognized.
In April, Gaston Cormier was honored with the Professional Truck Driver of the Month Award. With this award, Atlantic Provinces Transportation Association recognizes drivers with a notable work ethic and passion for safety in the trucking industry.
Midland was honored with Trucking HR Canada’s Top Fleet Employer Award for the 3rd consecutive year! This award is based on our recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training, skills development, and innovative HR practices.
The Overall Best Team Award was presented to Team Midland at the 2018 Atlantic Driving Championships in Masstown, Nova Scotia. Our Midland “Dream Team” was comprised of Philippe Arsenault, Jacques Breau, Glenn Fisher (Professionalism Award B Train Class, 2nd Place in B Train Class), Steven Fisher, Richard Patriquin (3rd Place, Five Axle Tractor Trailer Class), Myles Phinney, Homer Whittaker (3rd Place, Two Axle Straight Truck Class), and Jeff Wilkens.
Midland had the honour of sponsoring Special Olympics Nova Scotia as they hosted the 2018 Special Olympics National Summer Games in Antigonish, NS.
The Annual Midland Pulling for the United Way Truck Pull took place for the 4th consecutive year in downtown Moncton where participating teams attempted to pull a 60,000 lb. tractor trailer down Main Street in the fastest time. Proceeds from this event are donated to the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick, who will use the funds to strengthen local community and help those in need. The team from Irving Consumer Products took home the 2018 award.
Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic recognized Midland’s continued commitment to equality in the workplace with the Building a Diverse Workforce Award!
Midland’s Dan Carruthers was named the 2018 Driver of the Year by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. The APTA recognized Mr. Carruthers and the contributions he has made to the industry as he continues to go above and beyond. Congratulations Dan!
Midland participated in many events over the holiday season including the 18 Wheels of Christmas Food Drive, Tea Toy Run, Operation Christmas Child, Toys For Tots, and The Grand Falls-Windsor Christmas Parade. All these organizations aim to give to the less fortunate, both over the holiday season and beyond.
As we move forward into 2019, we are looking forward to duplicating many of these highlights, as well as accomplishing many more, as we’re anticipating another busy and successful year in the transportation industry. Thanks for coming along for the ride!