On December 8, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) hosted their Annual Awards Dinner in Moncton, New Brunswick. The evening was an opportunity to recognize Atlantic Canadians in transportation for their dedication to both the industry and the communities around them. This year, two of our very own were recognized for their contributions: Warren Allan Garland, Planner, Newfoundland, and Doug Tingley, Chief Operating Officer, Canada.
Dispatcher of the Year Award: Warren Allan Garland
Warren was honoured with the Dispatcher of the Year Award, which acknowledges the crucial role of dispatchers in our industry and shines a spotlight on those who go above and beyond in their work.
“Warren is very organized, professional and courteous to drivers, owner operators, and clients,” shared David Stagg, Owner Operator. “He works with me to make sure I get where I need to be while ensuring I achieve the maximum number of miles for income.”
Warren has been with our company for 15 years and is currently based out of Hartland, New Brunswick. Among his colleagues, he’s known for his approachability, thorough communication, and kind heart. Warren is also a pillar of his community, volunteering with local organizations and serving as a foster parent with his wife Jennifer for nearly 20 years.
Service to the Industry Award: Doug Tingley
Doug Tingley was honoured with the Service to the Industry Award, which recognizes his continued leadership, guidance, and commitment – especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug served on the APTA executive committee for five years, including his time as Chair.
“Doug served through the most challenging times in the industry’s history,” shared Trevor Bent, CEO of Eassons Transportation Ltd. and current Chair of the APTA. “During the pandemic, Doug was steadfast and solid as a leader, and he always has the industry’s best interest at heart.”
In his role here at Day & Ross, Doug provides operations leadership to our team across Canada. All who have had the benefit of working with Doug value his mentorship, wisdom, and leadership.Congratulations to Warren and Doug for their well-deserved recognition, and thank you for your contributions to our company, the industry, and our communities. Check out the nomination videos for Warren and Doug to learn more.