AMTA renames Service to Industry Award after Dean Paisley


The Alberta Motor Transport Affiliation (AMTA) has renamed its Service to Business award for longtime good friend of the affiliation and business, Dean Paisley, who handed away in October.

Going ahead the award can be dubbed the Dean Paisley Service to Business Award.

“Dean was an amazing good friend, an envoy, and a statesman of the industrial transportation business in Alberta and past,” stated Jude Groves, AMTA fast previous chairman. “He insisted that we rejoice our successes, excited his friends round their shared tasks to guide, and, as is obvious by all these he has left behind at AMTA, cultivated – and known as to order – the longer term leaders of our business. That is exemplified by his son, Doug, and, a big portion of our present board members. Dean’s legacy lives on.”


The award goes to a recipient who exhibited nice efforts and dedication on behalf of the AMTA, its members, and the trucking business as an entire. Paisley twice served two-year phrases as president of the AMTA.

“Dean gave his coronary heart and soul to the business he so cherished,” stated Lorraine Card, AMTA’s previous president, who retired in 2018. “Through the years, Dean and I had many conversations relating to the industrial transportation business. He at all times took the time to stay involved with pals and friends, thus remaining present with business tendencies.”

“Dean was at all times a champion for our industries’ drivers – recognizing the place we misplaced our manner and struggled to outline and develop the degrees of professionalism our work requires,” Groves added. “He was additionally one of many first to roll his sleeves up, name us collectively, and say, ‘let’s repair it.’ It was an honour to be a part of the group that unanimously supported this token of recognition for the dedication, efforts, and dedication that Dean confirmed our business over his tenured profession.”

Paisley started his profession in trucking in 1965 in Saskatchewan, working together with his brothers hauling livestock throughout the province. In 1971, he moved to Alberta, the place he labored as an owner-operator with H&R Transport, earlier than buying Lethbridge Truck Terminals in 1989. He operated and grew the corporate till his retirement in 2013.

“Dean was one of the crucial caring and soft-spoken individuals inside our business,” stated Carl Rosenau, AMTA board member. “His dedication to AMTA was extremely regarded, and he was well-respected within the business. He was at all times honest to his prospects and competitors, and he was additionally an amazing competitor. You at all times knew the place you stood with Dean; he was by no means wishy-washy.”


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