Durham Truck & Equipment News

Durham Truck & Equipment News

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Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!

Thankfully, the rain held off for our Canada Day festivities. We hope you had a chance to come by & join us!! Happy Canada Day from our Family to yours.

Note: If you look close enough, you might even be able to spot #FlatShaun from Isuzu Commercial Trucks of Canada.






#PlaidForDad Day at Durham Truck and J&F Trucking...

We're very pleased with our #PlaidForDad turnout this year! Way to go team!!

After holding a fundraising breakfast and a 50/50 draw...>> DRUMROLL<<....we raised a total of $442.  PLUS, the company then generously matches that amount for a whopping total of $884! All proceeds go to Prostate Cancer Canada.



More exciting news...

Mack Trucks' top-performing 2016 Bulldog Club members have been identified, and we're proud to announce that three (3) of those lucky winners are from our dealership location.

Please join me in congratulating our top performers:

  • Canadian Dealer Sales Professional Award - Silver Status: Graham Prohaska
  • Canadian Sales Manager Award: Robert Ricciuti
  • Canadian Sales & Finance Award: Sharon Summers


All of the winners will receive a luxurious trip for two to Riviera Maya in sunny Mexico, and we couldn't be happier for them.

Congratulations everyone, and keep up the hard work!

   



20th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Event


We wanted to do something special this year to mark our 20th Anniversary, so we arranged for a Suite at the Rogers Centre and we invited some of our VIP customers to join us for the final Toronto Blue Jays home game of the season which took place on September 29th.

A big 'THANK YOU' to everyone who joined us and helped to make this event a memorable one.

We're really looking forward to the next 20 years!!

     


 


20th Anniversary Gift Basket Giveaways


This year, Durham Truck & Equipment marks its 20th Anniversary.

We certainly couldn't have made it this far without our loyal customers, so 'Thank You' for choosing us!

Over the course of the year, we've been celebrating our rich history, our successes and our plans for the future.

As an additional 'Thank You', over the course of a 5-month period, we randomly selected one (1) customer each month to receive a gift basket valued at $500.


Our lucky 20th Anniversary Gift Basket Winners were as follows:

May --> Marbert Transport

June --> Cascades Recovery

July --> VicDom Sand & Gravel

August --> Ultra Clear Engine

September --> GFL Environmental East


Congratulations to all of the winners! We hope you enjoyed your gift baskets.




It's #PlaidForDad Day at Durham Truck and J&F Trucking!

On June 17th, we hosted a toonie ($2) breakfast in support of Wear Plaid for Dad day & Prostate Cancer Research. We also held a 50/50 draw. As you can see, we had a great turn out. Way to go team!!

Our sincerest thanks for helping us protect the 1 in 8 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime by pledging to wear Plaid for Dad!

After a final tally, we raised approx. $700 for the fight against Prostate Cancer!




Wear Plaid For Dad on Friday, June 17th & Support Prostate Cancer Research!

We're hosting a toonie ($2) breakfast in support of Wear Plaid for Dad day & Prostate Cancer Research.

Help us protect the 1 in 8 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime by pledging to wear Plaid for Dad! Whether it's a shirt, a tie, a scarf, or even a suit - if it's plaid it'll work!

Durham Truck & Equipment & J&F Trucking rocking their Plaid for Dad on June 19th, 2015. 


If you wish to donate, please visit: DT&E Wear Plaid for Dad



2016 DRTA Golf Tournament (Sponsorship)

A couple of our Sales guys, Bob Reid & John Luciano, attended the Durham Region Transportation Association Golf Tournament with some customers on June 8th. It was a cold & windy day to be on the course, but everyone had a great time!

  




Durham Truck & Equipment Co-Ed Slo-Pitch Team (Durham Truck Torque)

With our 2nd game under our belts, we are looking forward to another fantastic season ahead. Stay tuned for more highlights.

GO TEAM TORQUE!!

    

Feel free to come out, watch the games & cheer on the team! Games take place on Sunday afternoon's in Whitby. Speak with Dan Massaroni or Dawn Hamilton for more details (location & times).



DURHAM TRUCK & EQUIPMENT TURNS 20!!

This year, Durham Truck & Equipment will mark it's 20th Anniversary (1996-2016). We certainly couldn't have made it this far without our dedicated staff and loyal customers.

Over the course of the year, we'll be celebrating our rich history & our plans for the future. We look forward to celebrating with you!


    



Truck World 2016 is coming, SOON!

The official countdown has begun - but really, it began months ago for anyone in the industry. Truck World 2016 returns April 14th-16th; and with over 400 exhibitors and 300,000+ square feet of new trucks and equipment, it's sure to be one heck of a show!

Durham Truck will be at the MACK & Volvo booths, so stop by and check us out!

Interested in attending Truck World 2016? Use VIP Code: MACK/VOLVO2 for your FREE pass.


Register for Truck World 2016

We'll see you there!




More exciting news...

Mack Trucks' top-performing 2015 Bulldog Club members have been identified, and we're proud to announce that three (3) of those lucky winners are from our dealership location.

Please join me in congratulating our top performers:

  • Canadian Dealer Sales Professional Award - Silver Status: Graham Prohaska
  • Canadian Sales Manager Award: Robert Ricciuti
  • Canadian Sales & Finance Award: Sharon Summers


All of the winners will receive a luxurious trip for two to Costa Rica, and we couldn't be happier for them.

Congratulations everyone, and keep up the hard work!


   


Durham Truck & Equipment is the recipient of the Mack Financial Services Canada Dealer of the Year Award!


On January 29th 2016, Emily Paterson, our VP of Operations, was awarded the Mack Financial Services Canada Dealer of the Year award. We couldn't be more proud of our hard working team here at Durham Truck & Equipment, and we're happy to share this news with you.

Congratulations to everyone here at Durham Truck & Equipment!!





Unveiling Habitat for Humanity Durham's New ReStore Truck

We're so happy that we could be part of this amazing initiative with Habitat for Humanity Durham Inc. (Ontario, Canada).

Today, Durham's chapter of Habitat for Humanity unveiled their new ReStore Truck, purchased from Durham Truck & Equipment with the help of a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

This truck provides scheduled free pickups of renovation materials, large appliances, home decor, kitchens, bathrooms & lighting. All donations are then sold in Habitat Durham's three ReStores in Ajax, Oshawa and Uxbridge.

To find out how you can schedule a pick-up, click HERE

 

 




Truck World 2016 is Coming Soon!

The official countdown has begun - but really, it began months ago for anyone in the industry. Truck World 2016 returns April 14th-16th; and with over 400 exhibitors and 300,000+ square feet of new trucks and equipment, it's sure to be one heck of a show!

Durham Truck will be at the MACK & Volvo booths, so stop by and check us out!

Can't wait to see you there!



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OTA's Statement on Recent Wheel-Off Incidents

On November 10th, the OTA released a statement regarding the recent Wheel-Off Incidents. Please find that below along with their official statement. And as always, ‪#‎DriveSafely‬!

As you may know, there have been two wheel separations from heavy trucks that have caused fatalities in recent weeks. The most recent occurred last Friday at Highway 401 near Highway 6. Yesterday another wheel-off occurred on Highway 7 near Minden, but luckily there were no fatalities.

For those of you who were around in the mid-1990's you will recall that the spate of wheel-offs that occurred at that time launched a very dark and challenging time in our industry's history. OTA played a lead role then and is being looked to again for comment.

The attached is our official statement. We are hopeful that it will help to provide some context and counteract some of the knee-jerk responses that have followed the latest incidents. I would urge you to share it internally in your organizations and to whomever might contact or speak to you about this matter. It is sad, and bad luck, that we are having to deal with this again after all these years.

Overall, it has not been a great week in terms of media attention on the industry. It was also being reported yesterday that two truck drivers had been charged in two separate incidents where a total of six people died - and that both drivers were over 70 years of age. (One of the incidents occurred last month on Highway 401 near Brock Road where 20 vehicles were involved and four people were killed). As you can imagine this has prompted calls for a reversal of recent changes to the restrictions on and testing of truck drivers over 65 years of age.

 


Our NEW 2016 Mack Demonstrator

We now have a NEW 2016 Mack 'Demo' Truck!
If you've ever been curious about a Mack, now is your chance to check one out. 
Stop by or give us a call to make the necessary arrangements.

 



HAPPY HALLOWEEN - FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!


EXCITING NEWS!!!


Durham Truck & Equipment is now open in the Peterborough area!

We are so pleased to announce that we've just opened our NEW Location in the Peterborough area! We hope you'll stop in and visit us soon!! 

Durham Truck & Equipment (Peterborough location) 

2504 Base Line, Otonabee, ON K9J 6X8 | T: 1-844-858-6225




Durham Truck & Equipment is coming to Peterborough!

It's true, we're expanding! We're opening a NEW location in the Peterborough area in order to serve you better!

We're very excited to share this news with you, and we hope you'll come by and visit us once we've opened our doors on Monday, July 20th, 2015.

 

Durham Truck & Equipment (Peterborough location) 

2504 Base Line, Otonabee, ON K9J 6X8


Durham Truck & Equipment is growing in order to serve you better!

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for some exciting news on our upcoming expansion.

And, we're hiring! Be sure to check out our recent Job Postings for more information on the opportunities available.



2015 Ajax Home Week (Sponsor)

Durham Truck & Equipment is proud to be a sponsor of Ajax Home Week. This year's 45th Annual Ajax Home Week takes place between June 15th-21st. We hope to see you out and about! 

For more information on the events taking place, please visit: http://www.ajaxhomeweek.com/

  


Durham Truck & Equipment Co-Ed Slo-Pitch Team (Durham Truck Torque)

With the 1st game under our belts, we are looking forward to a fantastic season ahead. Stay tuned for more highlights.

GO TEAM TORQUE!!




2015 Mandarin MS Walk (Whitby/Oshawa)

Durham Truck & Equipment proudly sponsored the 2015 Mandarin MS Walk which took place on Sunday, May 3rd. What a great day & a great cause to be involved with.

Take a look at some of the moments from the walk:

 

 





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Ontario Trucking Association's 3rd Annual Big Wheels Bike & Car Rally

Once again, we are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 3rd Annual OTA Big Wheels Bike & Car Rally.

The event is scheduled to take place on September 10th, and that date cannot come fast enough for us!

Stay tuned for more details on how you can be involved in the rally and/or the event afterwards.




2015 Mandarin MS Walk

Durham Truck is proud to be a returning sponsor for the 2015 Oshawa-Whitby Mandarin MS Walk. 

On May 3rd, 2015, more than 700 participants and 40 volunteers will join together in Oshawa-Whitby at the MS walk. We'll be there, and we hope to see you there too! 

For more information on the event visit; http://mssoc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage







Well this is exciting news...

Mack Trucks' top-performing 2014 Bulldog Club members have been identified, and we're proud to announce that three (3) of those lucky winners are from our dealership location.

Please join me in congratulating our top performers:

  • Canadian Dealer Sales Professional Award - Silver Status: Graham Prohaska
  • Canadian Sales Manager Award: Robert Ricciuti
  • Canadian Sales & Finance Award: Sharon Summers


All of the winners will receive a luxurious trip for two to sunny Dominican Republic, and we couldn't be happier for them.

Congratulations everyone, and keep up the hard work!





The Dragon Flies 2014 Dragon Boat Races


 
 

The Port Perry Dragon Boat Races have come and gone for another year with amazing success! 

The Durham Truck co-sponsored team, The Breast Stroke Save-Oars, fought hard during their time on the water; and all the training paid off, they looked amazing out there! 

We couldn't have asked for better weather, a better crowd or a better team to support. 



10th Annual Dragon Boat Races

If you're in the Port Perry area this June we strongly suggest you make it to The Dragon Flies 10th annual Dragon Boat Festival. 

Located at the shores of Lake Scugog in Port Perry, more than one thousand paddlers and other festival patrons will not only be promoting Breast Cancer awareness, but having fun doing so! 

This year Durham Truck will be sponsoring a new co-ed team, "The Breast Stroke Save-Oars".  We are thrilled to be involved in this years Dragon Boat Races to support a cause very near and dear to many of us. 
 
Check out the link to find out more information; http://www.thedragonflies.org/index.php

We hope to see you there! 

 




MS Walk 2014

Durham Truck proudly sponsored the 2014 Mandarin MS Walk; take a look at some of the moments from the walk: 

 
 
 
 



Ontario Trucking Association's 2nd Annual Big Wheels Bike & Car Rally

We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual OTA Big Wheels Bike & Car Rally! 

We here at Durham are very excited for this event, September 12 cannot come fast enough! We'll be sure to keep you up-to-date with any news on the event. 

For details on how you can be involved in the rally or the event afterwards go to http://otarally.ca/
 





2014 Mandarin MS Walk

Here at Durham Truck we are proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Oshawa-Whitby Mandarin MS Walk. 

On May 4, 2014, more than 700 participants and 40 volunteers will join together in Oshawa-Whitby at the MS walk. We hope to see you there! 

For more information on the event visit; http://www.msdurham.com/chapter-events/ms-walk/