Mark Seymour, CEO of truckload carrier Kriska Transportation in Prescott, Ontario, was named to a two-year term as chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance on March 26.
The announcement was made at the general meeting of the alliance, a federation of provincial trucking associations representing about 4,500 carriers, owner-operators and industry suppliers.
Seymour has served for several years on the CTA board of directors and executive committee, most recently as first vice chairman. He also served as chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association from 2006 to 2008.
“I am a great believer in CTA and the provincial associations, and encourage everyone in the industry to get involved and support the work of their associations,” Seymour said. “I can’t begin to tell you the benefits to my business and to me personally through our membership and participation.”
Seymour was one of the key architects of OTA’s policy to seek the mandatory activation of speed limiters, which became law in Ontario 2009. He also is an ardent supporter of CTA’s pursuit of a universal electronic on-board recorder mandate.
Seymour started at Kriska, then owned by his late father, Ken, in 1983 as a driver. He later worked as a mechanic, service supervisor, dispatcher, operations manager and vice president of sales.