Bruno Muller — chief executive officer of Caron Transportation Systems of Sherwood Park, Alberta — was named chairman of the board of directors of the Canadian Trucking Alliance for the 2008-10 term at the CTA board of directors meeting on Monday, April 7, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Caron — a specialty hauler of bulk commodities — services Western, Central and Northern Canada, as well as the Northwestern United States.
A fixture on the CTA board of directors since its inception 10 years ago and a member of its executive committee for the past six years, Muller’s chairmanship comes at a pivotal point for the Alliance as it embarks on its second decade as the voice of trucking in Canada.
“CTA has completed the most effective and productive period of its history since it became an Alliance of the provincial associations in 1997,” says Muller. “We have been blessed by strong, progressive leadership, both at the carrier and the staff level. We will continue to build on our strengths and ensure CTA has the resources it needs to do the job in helping to shape our industry and the regulatory environment it operates in.”
While conceding that there are different economic circumstances confronting the industry across the country and between sectors of the industry, Muller says that “CTA is the one forum that brings everyone together, and we all share a common vision to make our industry better.”
David Bradley, CEO of the Alliance, calls Muller “an ideal steward for CTA at this point in the Alliance and the industry’s history. Bruno is a dynamic and progressive leader. He is well known for his trademark style in which he provides thoughtful strategic direction while empowering those who work on his team with great responsibility. This will dovetail extremely well in his role with CTA.”
“I know I have the support of carriers from across the country, and I look forward to helping oversee the Alliance’s strategy to ensure that CTA’s effectiveness continues to grow,” says Muller, who adds that he is committed to addressing the driver shortage by attracting a new generation of Canadians to the trucking industry.