Trucking Company Profile: Challenger Motor Freight
Why Consider Challenger
In an industry plagued by high turnover, Challenger boasts a low turnover rate, perhaps due to the vast number of divisions they have and the many types of drivers that those divisions require.
In terms of equipment and technology, Challenger is an industry leader. Their fleet of trucks consists primarily of trucks with automatic transmissions and has nothing over 3-years old. Their investment in new trucks is driven by a desire to reduce fuel costs, provide their drivers with a comfortable environment and to reduce the effects of trucking on the environment.
Their commitment to be leaders in everything they do can even be seen in their main office building on Maple Grove Road which is LEED® certified. LEED® is a rating system, recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 160 countries.
One of the biggest advantages to becoming a Challenger driver is the opportunity to train on their driving simulator. A serious investment at $750,000, the simulator allows drivers to experience scenarios they're not familiar with, such as driving in snow, navigating mountain highways, as well as skid training. Flat tire emergency training).
Challenger provides new drivers with a comprehensive benefits package that offers 80% coverage with an upgrade plan available. Benefits begin 90-days after your start date. Cross-border coverage is immediate. Highlights include:
- Life insurance
- Accident & serious illness coverage
- Disability insurance
- Massage and phyiotherapy
Challenger also offers a group RRSP plan.
New Driver Orientation
New drivers receive 4-days of orientation on top of their new driver training which includes customs training, and training in hazardous materials.
New Driver Training
Before beginning their training, each driver must first pass a Challenger road test. New driver training at Challenger runs about 8-weeks, depending on the trainee.
Awards and Honours
Challenger has won many awards, including the Mayor's award for training, 2016 Best Fleets To Drive For, and was named as on of Canada's Best Managed Companies.