Munden named CTA chairman – Truck News


Greg Munden, managing director, Heaps Group Canada, was named chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) in his house province of British Columbia. Munden, hailing from Kamloops, succeeds Jean Claude Fortin, who has concluded his two-year time period. 

Born and raised in Kamloops, Munden alongside together with his spouse Kim and son Nolan continued a practice as third- and fourth-generation homeowners of their household forestry, transportation and business car restore companies till being acquired by Heaps Group of Sweden final 12 months.

“I’m honored to be named chairman of CTA and stay up for working with the workers and board to proceed to raise our points in Ottawa and promote our business as a spot of alternative for Canada’s labor pressure and subsequent era of employees,” Munden mentioned.

Greg Munden
Greg Munden (Picture: Recordsdata)

Munden mentioned his objective is to emphasise the chance of all motor carriers – notably, smaller carriers – to have an effect on change and coverage on the provincial and nationwide ranges.

“My appointment as chairman of CTA ought to spotlight to all carriers that the variety of vans you personal and function doesn’t dictate how far you possibly can go to have your voice heard and the way a lot affect you possibly can have on the decision-making course of. I’ll proceed to work with CTA and the provincial associations to advertise participation of all carriers,” added Munden. 

Munden can also be passionate in regards to the want for the business to draw new individuals, together with skilled drivers, which all begins with recognizing those we have already got.

“Skilled drivers are the spine of our financial system, and they need to be revered and appreciated for the critically necessary function they play.”

Munden is joined by Fortin (rapid previous chairman), Greg Arndt (vice chairman) and secretary treasurer Scott Tilley to kind CTA’s group of officers.

Day to steer Blue Ribbon Process Drive

In the meantime, Heather Day, president of Regina-based C.S. Day Transport, has been named chairwoman of the CTA’s Blue Ribbon Process Drive (BRTF). Day replaces outgoing chairman, Doug Sutherland, president of the Sutherland Enterprises Group. 

Heather Day (Picture: Trucking HR Canada)

“I’m honored to take over as chairwoman of the BRTF and I need to thank Doug for all of his exhausting work and dedication over these previous two years,” Day mentioned. “Like those that chaired the BRTF earlier than me, I’ve a terrific ardour for what it represents, together with highlighting the various contributions of our various neighborhood who come collectively to seek out options for our most urgent points. It’s actually the place the place our business comes collectively to replicate on the place and the way we need to advance as an business.” 

The BRTF is a standing committee of the CTA board, which is formally convened as a part of CTA board of administrators’ conferences. Whereas the BRTF was initially established to check and report on labor shortages inside the business, it has since grown to incorporate a bunch of different points together with recruitment, retention, business picture, together with serving as a bridge to coordinate with different business teams resembling Vehicles for Change and Trucking HR Canada. 

Day’s firm, C.S. Day Transport, operates 21 vans and is a third-generation household enterprise that makes a speciality of the protected transportation of bulk gasoline and diesel merchandise all through the Canadian Prairies. 

Sutherland might be transferring to the function of rapid previous chairman, whereas Trevor Bent, CEO of Eassons Transport, primarily based in Kentville, N.S., will now transfer into the function of vice-chairman and can be a part of Day and Sutherland as an officer of the committee. 


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