The trucking industry had the opportunity to recognize a special group of professional truck drivers at OTA’s annual Executive Conference in November.
The OTA Road Knights are a group of professional drivers that serve as ambassadors for our industry and play a key role in enhancing the public’s understanding of the critical role played by the trucking industry, and the numerous careers that the industry offers.
Speaking on behalf of the outgoing Road Knights team, Louis Carette from the Kriska Group of Companies, spoke about his experiences in the Road Knights program:
“It was fantastic experience and being able to speak to new or soon to be new drivers about potentially lifesaving information, really made me feel like I was making a difference in safety on our roads,” he told attendees.
The Road Knights step out of the cab once or twice a month to speak with the media and community groups, and emphasize the importance of safety, professionalism and courtesy on the road. Louis looks back fondly on some of the experiences he’s had over the last two years, and encouraged other companies to get their drivers involved in the program:
“To the companies who never thought about nominating a driver for the program…I remember seeing a truck on the road with a Road Knights logo on it, and thinking there’s a company that’s invested in safety, there’s a company that goes the extra mile and cares about their drivers. This program is so much more than simply being behind the wheel of a truck.”
Have you groomed a driver in your ranks who can follow in Louis’s and the rest of the Road Knight Team’s footsteps? Now is your chance to support the industry and reward a worthy driver, by nominating a Road Knight for the 2019-2020 team.
Ontario-based drivers employed by an OTA member carrier, with a first-class driving record, are eligible to be nominated for this prestigious honour. We’re looking for drivers with a solid record of safe driving, passion for the industry and a keen enthusiasm for the job. If that fits your driver’s description, please consider nominating them today.
To nominate a worthy driver for this honour, just fill out our online nomination form by February 1st, 2019. The selection process will be held during the first week of March 2019.
For more details about the program or the nomination process you can get in touch with Hina Brinkworth at 416.249.7401 ext. 234 or [email protected] for more information.
OTA would like to congratulate the 2017-2018 team:
- Sylvain Binette, Kriska Group of Companies
- Louis Carette, Kriska Group of Companies
- John Giunta, Polaris Transportation Group
- Brent Mater, Zavcor Trucking Limited
- Jeff Stocker, Spring Creek Carriers Inc.
- Henry Wilks, Double D Transport