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Thompson Emergency Offers Profitable ELD Solutions

Thompson Emergency Offers Profitable ELD Solutions

ELD’s are now mandated throughout the United States of America. All commercial vehicles operating in the USA legally now require an ELD (which is connected to their truck and enforces/tracks Drivers’ compliance to the Hours of Service regulations).

The ELD mandate is a major change to commercial transportation, which has reduce the capacity of commercial fleets (in particular On-Demand Expedite).

Many carriers have waited till the last minute to implement ELD’s (fearing lost revenue and Driver attrition), however as a Tier-1 Supplier to major automobile manufactures Thompson Emergency has been proactive and embraced this change, in order to insure our Customers continue to receive the best transportation service. We proudly inform you that ELD hardware has been installed in all our commercial vehicles since July and your on-demand Expedite loads have been dispatched using our ELD software.US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) officers are now enforcing E-Log use.

Driver solutions

CANADIAN COMMERCIAL EXPEDITE FLEET

  • Tractors running ELD’s are guaranteed a minimum of $3500/week and can earn over $200,000/year
  • Paid $1.65 for all miles loaded and empty

LARGEST CANADIAN NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (NCV) EXPEDITE FLEET

  • Our 3-skid NCV fleet is Canada’s largest and is not associated with the ELD mandate.
  • As is the case with the entire Thompson Fleet, all NCV Drivers are FAST approved by US Homeland Security and Canada Customs, to ensure hassle free border crossing.
  • 3-Skid Vans are paid $1/mile loaded and can earn over $100,000/year.
Join our award winning TEAM, which has proudly set the cross border Expedite standard for 32-years! Thompson runs primarily between Ontario and Mid-West USA, which offers a great balance between Home and Road time. Once you qualify to join our Team, Thompson offers assistance to purchase a new(er) Tractor and a Sign-On-Bonus. Call 1-800-265-7332 and ask for Matt #244 or Mark #249 for information on recruiting and employment. To apply online please visit Owner Operator Recruiting
Electronic Log Mandate Compliance Starts TODAY!

Electronic Log Mandate Compliance Starts TODAY!

 

ELD’s are now mandated throughout the United States of America. Yes, it’s really happening, all commercial vehicles operating in the USA legally now require an ELD (which is connected to their truck and enforces/tracks Drivers’ compliance to the Hours of Service regulations).

The ELD mandate is a major change to commercial transportation, which is expected to reduce the capacity of commercial fleets (in particular On-Demand Expedite).

Many carriers have waited till the last minute to implement ELD’s (fearing lost revenue and Driver attrition), however as a Tier-1 Supplier to major automobile manufactures Thompson Emergency has been proactive and embraced this change, in order to insure our Customers continue to receive the best transportation service. We proudly inform you that ELD hardware has been installed in all our commercial vehicles since July and your on-demand Expedite loads have been dispatched using our ELD software. In short, trust Thompson to cover your urgent shipments; On Time and On Budget.

US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) officers are now enforcing E-Log use. We invite you to contact Thompson Emergency, as we uniquely provide the on-demand 24-7 solutions you require;

LARGEST CANADIAN NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (NCV) EXPEDITE FLEET

  • Our 3-skid NCV fleet is Canada’s largest and is not associated with the ELD mandate.
  • As is the case with the entire Thompson Fleet, all NCV Drivers are FAST approved by US Homeland Security and Canada Customs, to ensure hassle free border crossing.

RESERVE COMMERCIAL EXPEDITE VEHICLES USING “WILL CALL”

  • Exclusive to Thompson Customers only, if you expect to Expedite in the future and require a Commercial Vehicle (24’ Straight Truck or 53’ Tractor), simply reserve it using our “Will Call” service.
  • Early on the day you expected to Expedite, our Operations Team will call to confirm the load (if you don’t need the truck, we simply cancel the load…at no cost to you).

For 32-years Thompson Emergency has offered award winning expedite service. We are ready for and embrace the new ELD mandate (which is intended to keep our roadways safe).

For more information on the ELD mandate please visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

A New Home!

A New Home!

Nothing short of a miracle happened this past week at Thompson Emergency. Following the first big snowfall of the season on a cold morning some of Thompson’s team Members notice a blemish out in the snow through the window. Upon further exploration it turned out to be a newly born kitten. To everyone’s surprise the rescued kitten made a full recovery and found a new home at Borris Cosics’s house who is a proud member of the Thompson Emergency logistics team. Congratulations Borris on the new kitten and congrats Lilly on the new home!

Thompson Emergency Partners With Drouillard Place This Holiday Season

Thompson Emergency Partners With Drouillard Place This Holiday Season

Thompson Emergency is proud to partner with Drouillard Place again this holiday season. Drouillard Place is a Charity that focuses on food banks, After School programs, an early year’s centre, and a fully equipped teen centre.  Once again Thompson has provided Drouillard Place with a large assortment of gifts in order to support their Christmas program. This year Drouillard place has decided to shift this program to directly sponsor individuals who are in need this holiday season. This way gifts can be purchased directly for the individuals needs and wants rather than the family as a whole while simultaneously freeing up managerial capacity to further aid the community. Thankyou Drouillard Place for everything you do, especially during the holiday season. For more information on Drouillard Place and their programs please visit http://drouillardplace.ca/

Thompson Emergency Drivers of the Year

Thompson Emergency Drivers of the Year

Thompson Emergency is very proud of our entire Fleet, which is the largest and most certified in the Canadian on-demand Expedite market. However, 2 Drivers in particular stood out this year. These 2 Drivers were viewed as the “Best of the Best”, based on feedback from all Thompson departments, using the following criteria;

Professionalism: Verbal Communication, Personal Appearance, Truck Appearance, Phone Etiquette, Trustworthy

Availability:  Weekly, Monthly, Annually, Weekends, On-Demand

Driver Safety: Preventive Maintenance, Training & Certification, US/CDN Compliance, Accidents, Tickets

 Administration: Paperwork on-time & correct, POD to billing in 24-hours., Submits via smart phone.

Customer Service:  Puts our Customer first., Customers call or e-mail their support for this Drivers’ level of service.

Connectivity: Reachable by phone, Advises Dispatch of changes to ETA, E-Log or GPS tracking always on, Team Player, Willing to sacrifice for Thompson (short loads) and/or our Customers (change of plans).

Finally the 2017 Thompson Drivers of the Year are; Peter Boesch and Salfou Kabre congratulations gentlemen!

Fall Driver Meeting Overview

Fall Driver Meeting Overview

Over the US Thanksgiving break, Thompson Emergency held Driver Meetings in Milton and Windsor, which were attended by all Drivers on our Fleet. The meeting’s  curriculum was  largely based around Safety (Distracted Driving) and Compliance (E-Log Mandate & C-TPAT).

Additionally, recent examples of Drivers professionally representing Thompson at Pick-Up and/or Delivery, which resulted in increased Customer support and new Customers, were discussed (Drivers agreed their Customer service can increase loads, which keeps everyone rolling).

Feedback from Drivers was very positive, in particular they enjoyed the deluxe breakfast buffet, prizes and the jacket/toque gift. Thompson Emergency holds regularly scheduled Driver Meetings to enhance safe/compliant commercial driving and to focus on professional Driver service/etiquette. Bravo to all Drivers and Thompson staff, who helped make these Fall Driver Meetings a huge success!

 

Book a Load Plant a Tree Update

This week our marketing director Mark Bortolotti met with Shelley MaKay from Forests Ontario. Thompson Emergency Freight Systems is proud to partner with Forests Ontario through our Book a Load Plant a Tree program. Every load you book with us we plant a tree! Through this program Thompson has helped plant thousands of trees in an effort to reduce our eco-footprint. Thank you to all our customers that made this possible.

Thompson Emergency leading the way…our Commercial Fleet is now running Electronic Logs (ELD).

Thompson Emergency leading the way…our Commercial Fleet is now running Electronic Logs (ELD).

You have likely heard all about the government’s plan to mandate ELD’s and perhaps you were expecting it to be overturned (shipping as usual), however in June the US Supreme Court made it official. In the final hearing of the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association’s Lawsuit the high court officially rejected and denied their appeal against the ELD mandate. Therefore making the official instillation requirement date December 18th 2017.  Yes, it’s really happening, in 5 short months all commercial driving vehicles operating in the United States legally will require an ELD (which is connected to their truck and enforces/tracks Drivers’ compliance to the Hours of Service regulations).

The ELD mandate is a major change to commercial transportation, which is expected to reduce the capacity of commercial fleets (in particular On-Demand Expedite).

Many carriers will wait till the last minute to implement ELD’s (fearing lost revenue and Driver attrition), however as a Tier-1 Supplier to major automobile manufactures Thompson Emergency decided years ago to be proactive and embrace change, in order to insure our Customers continue to receive the best transportation service. After 18-months of researching and testing ELD systems, Thompson settled on the top of the line XRS- Omnitracs ELD software (which is seamlessly integrated & tracked by our Operations Team).  We proudly inform you that ELD hardware is now installed in all our commercial vehicles and your on-demand Expedite loads are now being dispatched using our ELD software. In short, trust Thompson to cover your urgent shipments; On Time and On Budget.

Looking down the road to next January, when ELD’s are regulated by the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) officers begin enforcing their use, you will likely see a reduction in Expedite carriers’ ability to meet your urgent shipping needs. We invite you to contact Thompson Emergency, as we uniquely provide the 24-7 solutions you require;

LARGEST CANADIAN NON-COMMERCIAL EXPEDITE FLEET

  • Our 3-skid van fleet is the largest in Canada and is not associated with the ELD mandate.
  • As is the case with the entire Thompson Fleet, all Drivers are FAST approved by US Homeland Security and Canada Customs, to ensure hassle free border crossing.

RESERVE COMMERCIAL EXPEDITE VEHICLES USING “WILL CALL”

  • Exclusive to Thompson Customers only, if you expect to Expedite in the future and require a Commercial Vehicle (24’ Straight Truck or 53’ Tractor), simply reserve it using our “Will Call” service.
  • Early on the day you expected to Expedite, our Operations Team will call to confirm the load (if you don’t need the truck, we simply cancel the load…at no cost to you).

For 32-years Thompson Emergency has offered award winning expedite service. We are ready for and embrace the new ELD mandate (which is intended to keep our roadways safe).

To learn more about the ELD mandate and Thompson Emergency’s unique solutions please contact Mark at 1-800-265-7332 ext. 249 or at markb@thompson-emergency.com

For more information on the ELD regulations visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

2017 Forests Ontario Community Tree Plantings

2017 Forests Ontario Community Tree Plantings

In conjunction with the spring planting season, Forests Ontario and Thompson emergency have gain partnered in order to play our part in the “Greening” of the local community. Thompson Emergency Customers, Staff & their Families all took part in Forests Ontario Community Tree Plantings, on May 6th, in different locations across Ontario. Despite the wet and cold spring day, everyone had fun and we proudly planted hundreds of trees!

 

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