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THOMPSON EMERGENCY FREIGHT HELPS OUT THE UNITED CHURCH DOWNTOWN MISSION
Mary-Jo Kovacs, Food Room Supervisor for the Downtown Mission, expressed her gratitude for the help provided by Thompson Emergency Freight through the donation of grocery gift cards. She say, “Your big hearted donation was greatly appreciated. Many individuals and families will have food on their table because of this generous spirit.”
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For the second year in a row, Thompson has achieved Platinum Plus status on their fleet insurance.Northridge Insurance recently recognized Thompson’s longstanding commitment to road safety and continuous improvement, with their prestigious Platinum Plus Status, which ranked Thompson in the top 5% compared to over 1,000 Canadian trucking fleets.
Fabian Richenberger (President of Northridge Insurance) announced his “distinct pleasure to recognize Thompson’s commitment to safety and continuous improvement.”
“We’re very proud to receive this recognition for our constant focus on safety” said Steve Ouellette, Thompson’s Fleet and Safety Manager. “Our fleet is comprised of a diverse mix of vehicles (Cargo/Sprinter Vans, Straight Trucks and Tractor Trailers), thus to maintain our safety standards we hire only the top rated drivers, start them off with a comprehensive in-house orientation program, strictly enforce our preventive vehicle maintenance program and schedule regular face-to-face driver training meetings. Clearly, our corporate commitment to safety is paying-off.”
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WE ARE C-TPAT CERTIFIED
Thompson Emergency Freight Systems is pleased to announce the successful completion of the C-TPAT revalidation process! We have been a C-TPAT certified carrier since February 2003. Our C-TPAT status verification token is thoNor03756, please feel free to monitor our status via the C-TPAT portal: http://ctpat.cbp.dhs.gov/
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
For your convenience we now accept payment by Visa or MasterCard. We ask that you please contact our Billing Department to set-up your account should you choose this option.
AMBROSE POWER CELEBRATES 20-YEARS ON THOMPSON FLEET
Thompson takes great pride in bestowing a Long Service award to Ambrose Power (Cargo Van Owner Operator).
On May 27, 1991 Ambrose started with Thompson and since then has proven to be a dependable and safe driver.
From everyone at Thompson, Ambrose we salute you!
NATIONAL TRUCK LEAGUE OWNER/OPERATOR AWARD 2010
National Truck League provides a wide range of specialized products/services to the Ontario trucking industry. For the past 5-years, Thompson’s Owner Operators have been covered by NTL for Occupational Accident Injuries.
Thompson is eligible for NTL’s Owner/Operator Award program and in 2010 their recipient was; Goran Dzelajlija (see photo below). In 2010, Goran was not only a top income earner, but also top rated at Thompson’s for safe driving. Congratulations Goran and keep up the good work!
INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS ABOUT THOMPSON
Thompson has and continues to be the source of many industry publications.
Over The Road Magazine, the main transportation trade journal in Ontario , published a Carrier Profile article (see below) that outlines Thompson’s history and introduces their current suite of services:
Additionally the leading Social Networking Website for the Expedite industry recently launched a Canadian division calledExpeditersOnline.ca and also published an informative article on Thompson. Please visit the link below:
THOMPSON’S SPRINTER VAN FLEET GROWING
To better serve their customers, Thompson manages a versatile fleet of vehicles; Cargo/Sprinter Vans, Straight Trucks and Tractor Trailers. The Sprinter Van segment continues to grow in size, due to unique capacity of this non-commercial vehicle. Specifically, compared to a Cargo Van, the Sprinter offers more capacity; height, length and weight (see photo below).
“We’ve had good success with commercially certified drivers (DZ & AZ license), who purchase a new Sprinter Van” says Mark Bortolotti, Thompson’s Recruiting Manager. “Sprinter Owner Operators can generate over $100,000 annually, coupled with their low maintenance costs and ~25MPG, they pocket a higher percentage of their income than the big rigs.”
In an effort to assist Owner Operators, Thompson has negotiated a fleet discount with Mercedes Benz Financial.
Anyone interested in more information on becoming a Sprinter Van Owner Operator should call Mark at (800) 265-7332 #249.
Mandatory ACE Electronic Manifest – We are ready!
Thompson Emergency Freight has been ACE approved and successfully filing E-Manifests since May 2006.
What is ACE?
The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) modernization effort to expand the use of state-of-the art technology and increase information sharing among government agencies. May 24,2007 is the date for informed compliance for most of the U.S.-Canada borders, ports of Detroit, Port Huron as well as Buffalo are in this release.
What are the Requirements?
Carriers are required to send manifests electronically 30-minutes before the truck reaches the border for FAST shipments and 1-hour for E-manifests, in order to speed up processing time at the port. CBP officers will have entry and manifest data before arrival, enabling the carrier to move legitimate trade across the border faster.
How does this affect your freight?
Non-compliant carriers will be turned back at the border with their cargo, or delayed at the border until CBP receives the cargo information electronically and will also face heavy monetary penalties.
Freight Firm Delivers
Thompson Emergency is devoted to helping others in our community. We kept a Christmas tradition alive this year by sponsoring needy families through the Windsor Downtown Mission. Now, in it’s 10th season, this years program benefited a family of four and three elderly women. Management matched donations by employees, and a significant discount offered by a local retailer made it all possible. In addition, our yearly Food Drive was a huge success, all canned goods and non-perishable items donated to the Windsor Downtown Mission.