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18Nov, 2016

Challenger’s Annual Job Fair – November 26th, 2016

Come to our exciting annual Job Fair and learn about the great opportunities that are available at Challenger!

16Sep, 2016

Women in Trucking – Driven to Success: Lynda Crickmore

Having celebrated 25 years with Challenger this past July, Vice President of Operations, Lynda Crickmore is no stranger to the transportation industry.  Her drive for success has shaped her own career and helped Challenger become a leading company in the industry. Her journey with Challenger began in 1991 as a dispatcher in the Flatbed and Van Divisions, spending the [...]

26Aug, 2016

Going the Extra Mile for Safety (Give or Take a Million)

At Challenger, safety is of paramount importance, and we proudly celebrate individuals who consistently maintain safe practices in their careers. In 2014, Challenger introduced a new initiative called the Million Mile Club to recognize and reward drivers that safely go the distance each and every day.  In order to be eligible for the club, a Challenger driver must safely drive [...]

24Jun, 2016

Hanging on the Edge

Challenger Leadership Members Rappel for Charity. Last week, Challenger’s very own Lynda Crickmore (Vice President of Operations) and Geoff Topping (Senior Director of Human Resources) participated in Make-A-Wish Foundation’s event Rope for Hope. What is Rope for Hope, you ask? “Rope-for-Hope… is a unique challenge event that calls on participants to fundraise in support of local wish-granting efforts, in [...]

10May, 2016

Film Crew Visit

Recollecting when Challenger's Head Office was visited by a Film Crew I started  with Challenger in the Sales and Marketing department last spring, almost a year ago, and I have seen a lot of great changes to the company since arriving. One of the bigger changes was that Challenger dedicated itself on bringing a fresher look to [...]

25Apr, 2016

“Old” Frontiers of Transportation

“Old” Frontiers of Transportation We’re looking back… way back. Transportation Development in North America during the 19th Century Our society is reliant upon transportation networks to facilitate growth and stability. And getting goods around the world is faster than ever! We live in an amazing time of near-immediacy and instant gratification, and when we expediently ship things, we measure its arrival in days, if not hours. At Challenger, we are proud of our abilities to quickly and efficiently ship our customers’ goods around the continent and the globe with over forty years of experience within the transportation industry. A long time ago, these same shipments would be calculated in terms of weeks, if not months. When we actually look at the origins of transportation networks and technologies in North America, it is fascinating to see just how far things have been able to come. During a time long before Challenger (predating the trucking industry entirely), around the year 1800 or so, the Western Frontier was still a mystery and transportation was a slow, disjointed enterprise that took exponentially longer than today’s efficient methods. […]