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27 Apr, 2017

Challenger is a 2017 Top Fleet Employer

April 27th, 2017|

At Challenger, we go the distance! We are proud to be recognized again this year as a Top Fleet Employer by Trucking HR Canada! “We received a record number of applications this year, with a small increase in the number being recognized,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “These 48 fleets demonstrate a [...]

7 Feb, 2017

Easy Winter Emergency Kit

February 7th, 2017|

Whether you’re driving in a commercial truck or personal vehicle, are you ready for a BIG winter storm? Every winter there seems to be a massive storm, that catches us all by surprise, closing highways and leaving motorists stranded. Many of us have some supplies in our vehicles such as booster cables and windshield washer fluid, [...]

30 Jan, 2017

ELOGs (ELDs), our Industry, and You.

January 30th, 2017|

Whether you’re a driver or a dispatcher in the industry, these days the buzz in trucking is focused on ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices) or the “ELOGs” as most drivers refer to them. The due date for U.S. and Canadian drivers to be compliant to using them is fast approaching: December 18, 2017. On this [...]

19 Jan, 2017

Friends that Care Project at Challenger

January 19th, 2017|

Challenger has many caring individuals among its teams, and this past Holiday Season showcased many great Challenger people going the distance for others in our community. In addition to numerous other initiatives, Challenger’s people supported Shiloh Schmidt from Health and Safety, who held the 4th Annual Friends that Care Shelter Project. Shiloh, along with a [...]

29 Dec, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

December 29th, 2016|

This December, Challenger was proud to sponsor Breakfast with Santa, an amazing event at Kinbridge Community Association providing a delicious breakfast for many in the community, with Santa in attendance. 130 individuals enjoyed breakfast that morning, photos with Santa, and every child received a gift. The menu consisted of pancakes, turkey bacon, coffee, tea and [...]

22 Dec, 2016

Cram the Van – Challenger and the Community Go the Distance for the Foodbank

December 22nd, 2016|

Last month, on a rainy, cold Saturday morning, Challenger employees rolled out of bed on their day off to take part in Challenger’s “Cram the Van” event. The event was put together by Challenger employees to encourage the community to collect non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Boxes upon boxes were [...]

20 Dec, 2016

A Second Chance at an In-demand Career

December 20th, 2016|

Have you ever wanted a change? Erika Turai sure did when she moved to London. She was working a dead-end job for years, but wanted to find a career that would really take her somewhere.  She started to do her research and with the help of WIL Employment Connections, was able to retrain at the [...]

16 Dec, 2016

We Grow the Distance – Challenger participates in Movember

December 16th, 2016|

Last month, Challenger participated in its fourth year of Movember fundraising. Movember is a month-long initiative raising money for men’s cancer research and mental health organizations. Many men support the cause by being sponsored to grow magnificent moustaches, but everyone can participate through monetary donations.  You can learn more about Movember Here. In the past, [...]

29 Nov, 2016

Introducing Challenger’s Ultimate Driver Referral Program

November 29th, 2016|

In this industry, Sign On and Referral Bonuses have been around for years. However, Challenger has once again gone the distance and introduced an improved and innovative incentive to encourage our office employees and driving force to grow our Challenger team and grow their own earning potential. We call it the Challenger Ultimate Driver [...]

29 Nov, 2016

Driver Valeska Riveros in the Hamilton Spectator

November 29th, 2016|

Challenger is proud to have one of our very own, Valeska Riveros, featured by the Hamilton Spectator newspaper. She shares her experiences on the road, including being a female driver in a male dominated industry. Val has been driving trucks for just over year and works a dedicated run here at Challenger. She speaks highly [...]