Driver of the Month
April 2019 driver of the month – John Manases, Seaboard Transport
Originally from Romania, John lives in Sherwood Park with his loving wife Melinda and eight year old son David. Ever since starting his career 28 years ago, John has been collision free.
Besides being a professional fuel driver who primarily delivers to Shell stations, John is also a certified driver trainer for our company. We rely on John’s great attitude, spotless record, to ensure our customers are serviced on time and incident free.
John always attends our safety meetings and is an active participant in sharing his experience and ideas. When we want to show a new employee the proper way to load at the rack, we often look for John’s video, as we know that his procedure would be 100% safe and accurate.
When he’s not at work, John enjoys reading, swimming, camping, and traveling.
March 2019 driver of the month – Reg Moulding, Bison Transport.
Reg has been a Professional Truck Driver for over 29 years. He started with Bison Transport in 1998 as a shunt driver. He later moved to the Bison Transport City Division. Safety is very important to Reg. He does not take safety lightly and it shows in everything he does throughout his daily job. Reg’s safety motto is “Expect the unexpected”. He feels that safety starts with you!
In 2013, Reg was selected as a member of the ATMA Road Knight program. This program was a great platform for Reg as an introduction to the public in the transportation industry. He showed how we, as an industry, have grown and adapted over the years.
Just recently, Reg was awarded the 10 years of Consecutive Safe Driving award at Bison Transport’s Annual Gala. He is the ultimate professional driver and Bison Transport considers it a privilege to have Reg representing both the company and the industry. Congratulations to Reg on this achievement!
February 2019 driver of the month – Sukhdev Aulakh, Bison Transport.
Sukhdev has been a professional truck driver for 14 years. He started with Bison Transport in 2007 as an Owner Operator. He drives for our City division and has been for over 11 years. He has a great working relationship with his customers, as well as his operations team. He is known to help his fellow drivers or even the general public when situations come up. He just recently received his 10 years of consecutive safe driving award with no preventable from Bison Transport this past January. A few years ago, Bison asked Suhkdev for a safety quote, his quote was “Safety is important in everything you do”. He has lived that way his entire career at Bison. Congratulations Sukhdev on this achievement.
January 2019 driver of the month – Leonard Wurz, Gateway Carriers Ltd.
Leonard Wurz was born in 1982 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was raised around farming and agriculture in the Carmangay area. Leonard currently lives in the Picture Butte area with his wife and 2 kids.
When Leonard was 18 years old he started his trucking career with Bert’s Lagoon Service where he drove around Southern Alberta hauling manure for 7 years. He took a short break from trucking and went back to farming. Six months later Leonard returned to the trucking industry, this time in the oil field driving vac truck, and then in 2007 he started his long-haul trucking career with Gateway Carriers Ltd. where he is currently employed today.
In a period of 1 year, throughout the USA and Canada, Leonard trucks about 200,000 kilometers, most of which are with his K9 companion Whiskey. To date he has hauled a variety of livestock including cattle, sheep, hogs, and even a load of mink! Leonard is a hard-working, reliable, and responsible driver. He has driven over 2.5 million accident free miles!
December 2018 driver of the month – Denis Lachance, Mustang Freightways
Denis has been in the driving industry for 25 years, mostly in the Calgary area and he has been employed with Mustang Freightways since 2006. Denis started as local P&D and then decided to become LCV certified in 2008. Since then he has been a valued asset in the training of new LCV drivers. His attention to detail on his Pre and Post allows Mustang to have safe equipment travelling on our roads. Denis has been an excellent employee and big part in the successes at Mustang and we are proud that he has been accepted for driver of the month from the AMTA.
November driver of the month – Kevin Wipf – Bison Transport
Kevin started with Bison in January 2003, as a shunt driver at a customer facility after 15 years of driving commercial vehicles. Kevin transitioned from the customer facility to hauling “B” trains to Northern Manitoba. After a few months the service was discontinued. Kevin then moved into a Shunt Lead role at our Bison Calgary main yard. In 2011, Kevin began to operate LCV’s east out of Calgary. Kevin presently has over 1.25 million consecutive safe driving miles with Bison Transport. Kevin has always done his job safely and expects others to do the same. Kevin has no problem reporting unsafe actions and equipment defects to the proper departments. Kevin has embraced the culture of safety and is the ultimate professional driver. We are privileged to have Kevin representing both our company and the industry.