The prestigious 2015 Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year Award was awarded to Chris Iveson of Challenger Motor Freight on May 6th at the Paradise Banquet Hall & Convention Centre in Concord.
Sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada, the winner of the award is selected by an independent judging committee comprised of trade journalists and past award recipients. In order to qualify for the award, the nominee must manage a fleet of at least 25 Class 8 vehicles and perform at least 80% of their own maintenance and repairs amongst other requirements.
Chris Iveson began his career in the trucking industry, as a technician managing fuel stations, approximately 17 years ago. He has been with Challenger Motor Freight for the past 8 years. Chris currently oversees more than 150 staff at 4 maintenance facilities in Ontario, Montreal and British Columbia. They maintain a fleet of approximately 4500 pieces of equipment, consisting of class 8 tractors, straight trucks and trailers. Chris actively promotes truck and coach trade to future technicians as an advisor at Centennial College and Conestoga College. Chris is also an advising member of the OTA’s technical council and the ATA’s technical advisory council, where he is the only Canadian representative.
The dinner meeting held by Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA) also saw a presentation on the Volvo partnership with Telogis, a leading provider of cloud-based location intelligence software. Rolf VanderZwaag, OTA Manager/Regulation Specialist/Author provided an update on the MTO NSC-11B and his newly published technical manual “Practical Safety Inspections” along with an overview of the related report forms.