Meet the Staff

 

Profile of Mike Kroetsch

In 1972 Mike began work as a truck driver for a local cartage company driving both A & DZ units. For over 18 years Mike had the opportunity to develop hands on transportation skills in many aspects of the trucking industry including household moving, flat bed, A & B trains, liquid tanker, and LTL & TL dry freight, in both city and highway environments.

In 1989 Mike became Safety Coordinator in an LTL environment. Responsibilities included hiring and training a dock crew of 30 people as well as all aspects of Health & Safety. He also acted as a management representative on the Joint Health & Safety Committee and Administrator of the workplace WSIB program including an “Early & Safe Return to Work Program”

Mike was soon promoted to “Safety Manager & Fleet Driver Trainer”. In this capacity he was responsible for driver hiring, driver training, pre hire & post accident interviews, collision investigation, & insurance reporting. He also conducted numerous safety meetings, driver orientations, and developed a rookie driver mentoring program.

Mike has a wealth of knowledge, skills, and abilities to share with his counterparts and Professional Transport Operators and has most recently created a training company to pass on those skills.

Mike Kroetsch

Skills Upgrade in 2008-2014:

  • May 2014 completed Safecom Concepts Hours of Service Training
  • March 2013 completed Ontario Truck Association Hours of Service Training
  • 2012 completed Smart Driver (Fuel Efficiency) Trainer
  • Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario “Principals of Effective Training” for adult learners
  • Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario “Lift Truck Operator Trainer Course”
  • Business Management 2008 & 2009 at the Guelph Business Enterprise Centre
  • Markel High Risk Driver Safety Manager Workshop
  • Markel Managing Carriers Profiles Safety Manager Workshop

 

Committee and Industry Related Organizations:

  • May 2014 joined planning committee for “Truck Convoy”
  • January 2013 joined Transportation Maintenance Technology Association (Waterloo Region Chapter)
  • Central Ontario Chapter of the Fleet Safety Council¬†1995 to Present
  • Ontario Trucking Association Safety Council
  • Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championship planning committee (1989-2013)
  • Carrier Representative for “Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders”
  • 2008 CTHRC Setting Criteria for Certified Driver Trainers