Oshawa’s Ross Mackie has been recognized by the American Truck Historical Society for 50 years in the trucking business.
Mackie was awarded the 50 Years Founders Award for his five decades in the industry. The Mackie Group of companies – a longtime OTA member, also received the 75 Year Business Award by the Society in September.
The Oshawa-based business has been in the community since 1928 when Ross Mackie’s parents Merle and Amanda founded Mackie the Mover. Ross Mackie began working for the company in the 1950s and the company went on to become one of the original North American Van Lines Canada Ltd. agents. His four sons joined him in the 1970s.
Though Ross Mackie is now retired, the family business is still moving with 14 of his grandchildren working in different divisions of the Mackie Group.