Canadian Trucking Alliance

Canadian Trucking Alliance

November 18, 2005 10:54 ET

Cancom Tracking and Canadian Trucking Alliance Present First National Dispatcher of the Year Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 18, 2005) -

Honour Goes to Darryl Samay of Provider Transportation & Logistics Inc.

Cancom Tracking in partnership with the Canadian Trucking Alliance today named Darryl Samay, a dispatcher with Provider Transportation & Logistics Inc., based in Ayr, Ont. Canada's first National Dispatcher of the Year.

The award, sponsored by Cancom Tracking, goes to a dispatcher who has demonstrated a commitment to customer service, safety, driver well being, courtesy, team work, problem solving and community service/volunteer work. The National Dispatcher of the Year Award was drawn from current recipients of the Dispatcher of the Year Award in each of the participating provincial associations.

Mr. Samay was presented with the award during a breakfast ceremony today at the Ontario Trucking Association's annual convention (Nov. 17-18) held at the Toronto Congress centre.

"Dispatchers play an instrumental role in the overall process of transporting highway freight," says Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO David Bradley. "This award program is an excellent vehicle for spotlighting outstanding dispatchers."
"Cancom is extremely pleased with the expansion of this prestigious award. The most significant form of recognition is that of your peers and your customers: which is what this award is all about. The National Dispatcher of the Year is taking this recognition to another level," said Mike Ham, Cancom Tracking, Vice President.

Mr. Samay, 25, has been employed by Provider Transportation for six years. He was selected to receive the award because of his outstanding ability to look after the company's customers and drivers.

"Darryl's superior work ethic shows in the respect he is given by his customers, drivers and all other office staff," says Norm Casarin, President of Provider Transportation Inc. "Darryl continues to work long hours and can be called upon at any time night or day to help anyone solve the proverbial problems that are all part and parcel of a career in the trucking industry. And Darryl realizes that drivers have family commitments and that sometimes life interferes with work. He has been known to pull more than one rabbit out of his hat."

Mr. Samay started as a part-time dockworker with Provider Transportation while working toward completing a business degree at Wilfred Laurier University. He soon moved on to the dispatch department and after graduation he started full time with the company. His strong leadership qualities saw him promoted to the position of Operations Supervisor in 2002.

Mr. Samay volunteers his time to assist the Children and Family Services of Waterloo Region, which has teamed up with Provider Transportation to include a float in the local Santa Clause Parade in support of their annual 'Tree of Hope Fundraising Campaign'.

Mr. Samay was presented with a keepsake plaque and a $2,000 cash award.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance is a federation of the seven Canadian provincial trucking associations representing over 4,000 motor carriers and is dedicated to serving the national and international interests of Canadian motor carriers.


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