Challenger Celebrates 40 Years – Forty years ago, Challenger started with only one truck. In 2015 the fleet has grown to 1500! Today we stand as one of Canada’s largest privately held fleets, with capabilities to move freight all over the world.
Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) Certification – After working closely with the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), we become one of the first carriers to complete our ACI testing and are ACI certified. The ACI program provides CBSA officers with pre-arrival cargo information (emanifest) so they are able to identify health, safety and security threats related to commercial goods before their arrival into Canada. Although the CBSA has mandated that all carriers be compliant by November 1, 2012, Challenger has continued its leadership practices by becoming an early adapter of the ACI program.
Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) – We continue to develop and expand our LCV lanes by adding density and obtaining permits for new routes. Having completed a pilot with the Ontario Ministry of Transport and Revenue Canada, we identified a site at Canada Customs in Fort Erie as a viable solution for staging LCV trailers into the US. In Western Canada we have also dramatically increased our ability to utilize LCVs by certifying over 60 drivers with the appropriate credentials and sourcing shipments which are more LCV compatible.
Challenger turns 25
ISO 9001:2000 Standard certified and maintained
Opens new facility in Breslau, Ontario
BC Terminal relocates to Delta, BC for expanded services
New location in St. Thomas, Ontario to expand regional transportation services
MCX partnership to improve North American transportation services
Challenger expands services to include waste transportation services, called the Bulk Division
Implements C-TPAT, PIP and FAST trans-border customs programs
Implements joint US/Canada fatigue management program
Participates in Canada’s Clean Air Corridor project, making Challenger one of the first companies to deploy heavy duty engines operating on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)
Launches recruiting cruisers
State-of-the-art driver simulator is introduced into the driver training program
ACE truck system applied for greater security, processing time and accuracy
Construction on new headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario begins
Ontario offices merge into completed state-of-the art, LEED certified headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario