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7Feb, 2017

Easy Winter Emergency Kit

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, but what about the necessities [...]

30Jan, 2017

ELOGs (ELDs), our Industry, and You.

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 day, U.S. and Canadian companies [...]

19Jan, 2017

Friends that Care Project at Challenger

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 couple of her friends, founded [...]

29Dec, 2016

Breakfast with Santa

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 hot chocolate. Amy Slack, Community [...]

22Dec, 2016

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

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 packed into Challenger’s “On the [...]

20Dec, 2016

A Second Chance at an In-demand Career

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 Ontario Truck Driving School (with [...]