18 WHEELS OF CHRISTMAS
(November 2018) Help the
trucking industry fight hunger this holiday season! We are excited to be
participating in the 18 Wheels of Christmas food drive from November 26th
to December 14th. By bringing
together members of the transportation industry, this event is aimed at making
a difference in our local communities. The ultimate goal of 18 Wheels of
Christmas is to stock local food banks in an effort to ensure no one goes
without food during the holidays.
Our local food drive is
organized by Atlantic Provinces Trucking association and the Trucks For Change
Network. Join the food drive by bringing non-perishable food items to 100
Midland Drive, Dieppe.
For more information on how
you can help, visit 18wheelsofxmas.blogspot.com or 18 Wheels of Christmas on
TOP FLEET AWARDS
(November 2018) Last month,
members of our Midland team accepted the Top Fleet Award which was presented at
the Annual Top Fleet Employer Gala in Toronto, Ontario. Midland continues to
recognize that our people are the biggest contributors in delivering Superior
Quality Service. This is reflected in our past nominations by Trucking HR
Canada as an industry leader in human resources practices. Midland was honoured
with the award in the large fleet category for the 3rd consecutive
year in a row.
Awards are given to those who are recognized for their excellence in HR
policies and practices in the transportation industry. The awards are open to companies
of varying sizes and specialties across the nation. Trucking HR Canada began
the gala in 2014 and has since grown the awards to include four separate
categories: private/fleet services, small, medium, and large companies.
the team representing Midland at the 2018 award dinner, from left to right,
included Lev Krivchyonok (City Owner Operator, Concord), Dana Matchett (Driver
Development Specialist), Kathryn Edwards (VP Human Resources), Shane Esson
(Senior VP & General Manager), Cheryl Levy Smith (Director of HR), Dave
Luckasavitch (Director of Operations, ON), Amanda Hall (Regional HR Manager,
ON), Kerwin Henry (Terminal Manager, Concord), Dennis Eliopoulos (Director of
Courier Operations, ON), and Ian Bell (Courier Owner Operator, Toronto).
4th ANNUAL UNITED WAY TRUCK PULL
(September 2018) The 4th Annual Midland Pulling
for the United Way Truck Pull transpired in exciting fashion Saturday,
September 5th. Participating teams attempted to pull 60,000 LB.
tractor trailers 125 feet down Main Street, Moncton.
Businesses, community organizations, and high schools
participated in the event. Of the 16 corporate teams from across Greater
Moncton, Irving Consumer Products was able to narrowly edge Midland by only .04
seconds to be named the 4th victors of the annual fundraiser.
Sponsors for the event included United Way of Greater
Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick, Midland Transport Limited, 91.9 the
Bend, and The City of Moncton. The truck pull raised over $15,000 in funds that
will go towards efforts to improve lives locally, creating long-term,
sustainable change; moving people from poverty to possibility and creating