Huron Recognized For Safety at IHSA Annual Meeting

At the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association Annual Meeting held on September 24, 2015, Huron Services Group was recognized for having a lost time injury frequency rate of 30% under the industry group average for three consecutive years.

IHSA Annual Meeting 2015 - Huron Services Group

John Harrison is pictured receiving the award from Enzo Garritano, IHSA Acting president & CEO.

Two Huron Hall of Fame Drivers Inducted

Jeff Foell, Mike Demone and Rick Packham

Jeff Foell, Mike Demone and Rick Packham

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada inducted 4 exceptional drivers into the HALL OF FAME FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS during its annual conference in King City, Ontario on June 19th, 2013.

The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Huron Services Group Ltd. and recognizes superior over the road performance by drivers whose companies are members of the PMTC.  The Hall of Fame provides a more permanent recognition of their abilities in addition to that afforded by the award in a single year.

The Hall of Fame resides on the PMTC website ( where any and all can visit.

“There are many professional commercial truck drivers in Canada and their skills are evident to all road users.  These professionals compile safe driving records that are beyond amazing, considering all the adverse conditions they face every day,” said PMTC President Bruce Richards, “but it is only a select few that match the caliber of the drivers in the PMTC – Huron Services Group Hall of Fame.  The industry salutes these individuals and we are pleased to honor them today.

We are very grateful for the interest and support shown by Huron Services Group Ltd. that helps us sustain this Hall of Fame and celebrate the achievements of these drivers.”

The first inductee in 2013 was Mr. Mike Demone driving for Home Hardware Stores Ltd.

The second inductee was Mr. Jimmy Peters driving for TMH Logistics Ltd. / TONA Transport

The third inductee was Mr. Rick Packham driving for Huron Services Group Ltd. / John Deere Private Fleet

The fourth inductee was Mr. Jeff Foell driving for Patene Building Supplies Ltd.

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Huron Services Group Ltd. are pleased to induct each of these professionals into the Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers.



10 CPC Drivers Selected as NPTC Driver All-Stars

24 private fleet truck drivers who have demonstrated high performance standards against their peer drivers throughout the country based on customer service, safety, adherence to company standards, regulatory compliance, and community service have been honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) as National Driver All-Stars. The awards were presented at a ceremony that took place in conjunction with NPTC’s National Safety Conference, September 13-14.

“These drivers embody all the characteristics, skills and attitudes that are the heart of what enables the private fleet to continue to deliver exceptional levels of customer service,” according to NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty. “They are ambassadors, not only for their company, but for the entire private fleet community. We are honored to recognize these private fleet drivers for meeting high performance standards in the fields of customer service, safety and compliance.”

NPTC initiated the National Driver All-Stars program in 2009 to recognize those drivers of NPTC fleet member companies based on how they perform against their own internal customer service metrics. Specific measures of the recognition include:

  • Customer service (uniform/appearance; on-time deliveries; attitude/conduct; customer feedback; loading/unloading; cooperation)
  • Safety (number of DOT reportable accidents; number of OSHA reportable injuries; number of traffic violations verified by current MVR)
  • Compliance with company standards (attendance, attendance at safety meetings, training, paperwork, etc.)
  • Regulatory compliance (hours of service, DVIR, MVR, etc.)
  • Community service

This year’s National Driver All-Stars included 10 CPC Drivers out of the 24 selected!  We are extremely proud of these gentlemen and the contribution they make to the industry.  Our award winners….

L to R: Bob Boyich – CPC Vice President, Dana Alitz, Leonardo Montes-Corral, Ken Wasiewicz, Matthew Strickland, Joshua Luebke, Mark Murphy, Gary Pugh, Keith Bailey – CPC Director of Safety


  • Kenneth Wasiewicz, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Benjamin Moore & Company
  • Mark Murphy, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
  • Matthew Strickland , CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Hospira, Inc.
  • Dana Alitz, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to John Deere & Company
  • Gary Pugh, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Moen, Incorporated
  • Joshua Luebke, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to NAPCO
  • James K. Walker, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to National Gypsum  Co.
  • Terry Medill, CPC Logistics, Inc., North West Foods
  • Leonardo Montes-Corral, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Toyota Quality Parts Express
  • Gary Knappenberger, CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Walgreen Oshkosh

Huron Services again sponsors Canadian Driver Hall of Fame

For a number of years, Huron Services Group has sponsored the Canadian Driver Hall of Fame which is maintained by the Private Motor Truck Council (PMTC) in Canada.  The PMTC is the association that represents major manufacturers and service companies and their private fleets in Canada.

This year’s inductees were Paul Boshart of Home Hardware, Bill Wolfe of Maple Leaf Foods, Mike Sawicki of Cardinal Health and Maurice Belot of Tru Serv/Rona of Canada.

Congratulations to these four outstanding drivers for their contribution to the industry.

John Thomson – Vice President with Huron, Maurice Belot, Bill Wolfe, Mike Sawicki, Paul Boshart and John Harrison – Manager of Business Development with Huron.


In June of this year, our Canadian fleet, Tona Transport/TMH Logistics Ltd, won the Private Motor Truck Council Safety Award for Medium Sized Fleets.  This prestigious award was given to Tona due to it’s exceptional safety record and CVOR rating in Canada.  The award was presented at the annual PMTC Conference in Toronto, Canada.

John Farquhar with sponsor Zurich Insurance, Paul Richardson – Tona Fleet Supervisor, Conrad Schulz – Fleet Manager, and Steve Ropp with the Private Motor Truck Council

CPC’s New Website!

CPC Logistics has just launched a brand new website! The website will be updated regularly so please check back periodically to see what exciting changes are going on at CPC!

BATO Driver Of The Year

During the week of April 2nd, 2012, seven drivers were brought to Nashville, TN to represent their Bridgestone distribution center as Driver of the Year.  These drivers were chosen from the over 400 drivers that CPC supplies for Bridgestone.   Each driver was selected based on their exemplary safety, customer service and driving abilities.  They were nominated by the Transportation Department at each DC based on these abilities and accolades from the customers they deliver to on a daily basis.  The drivers spent 4 days in Nashville, Bridgestone Headquarters, during which time they toured the Legendary Jack Daniels plant, lunch at Ms. Mary BoBo’s, the very place Jack Daniels himself would eat, which is owned and operated by his great-grand niece, a flight to Dublin, VA, to the Volvo truck factory where they saw Volvo trucks being made, a night in the Bridgestone suite at the Bridgestone Arena to watch the Nashville Predators hockey team play, then finished the week off with a tour of the Bridgestone Tire plant in Morrison, TN and ended with a dinner and awards ceremony.  Each driver was extremely grateful to Bridgestone for everything that was done for them and each had a fantastic time.

BATO Driver Of The Year 2012 Photo

Front row left to right: Daniel Fricke (Lebanon, TN DC), Ray Surman (Roanoke, TX DC) Back row left to right: Saul Zaragoza (Ontario, CA DC), Nate Tandel (Portland, OR DC), Arlin Karnopp (Woodridge, IL DC), Sid Madtes (Allentown, PA DC) and Mark Murphy (Jacksonville, FL DC)