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Protrans finds the right candidate

By Susan Poizner
Special to The Toronto Sun

Protrans Personnel Services Inc. is a full-service recruitment agency specializing in transportation, warehousing and distribution, light manufacturing and data entry placements.

It provides businesses with human resource solutions that help them meet their goals, and match employees with rewarding career opportunities.

Started in 1994 as a driver recruitment agency, Protrans Personnel expanded in 1996 to recruit for quality light industrial and administration positions. In 1997, Protrans expanded again, this time to include recruiting for full-time professionals for their clients.

Protrans' goal is to always provide top quality, professional people who represent their clients in an effective manner. The process involves change and promotes personal growth.

People are assets

Protrans Personnel believes people are the most important asset of any company. By assuming responsibility for providing qualified people to their clients, they truly become a part of their organization.

Protrans Personnel prides themselves on being able to offer top quality professional employees to fill all requests from their growing client base.
  • Truck driver was the most frequently listed occupation for males in the last census -- 255,990. Including women drivers, the total number is 263,500.
  • Trucking generated an estimated $51.1 billion in revenues in 2002.
  • Canada's trade with the U.S. fell from its $589 billion peak in 2000 to $531 billion in 2003. Trucking accounted for 63% total trade with the United States. In terms of value, 66% of this trade moved by truck. Commodities shipped by truck from/to the United States totaled $372 billion, with exports accounting for $197 billion of this.
  • Trucking was the dominant mode for both exports (53%) and imports (80%).
  • Truck activity across the Canada-U.S. border shrank 2% in 2003 to 13 million two-way trips. At 60.1 million trips, car crossings were down 6% from 2002 -- the lowest level since 1986.
  • Almost 78% of Canada-U.S. trade (in value terms) carried by trucks was concentrated at six border crossing points: Windsor/Ambassador Bridge; Fort Erie/Niagara Falls; Sarnia and Landsdowne, Ont.; Lacolle, Que. and Pacific Highway in British Columbia. -- Ontario Trucking Association

  • They do this by ensuring every candidate undergoes a very thorough screening process, through a recruitment process that includes not only the interview and reference checks, but also a variety of assessments that allow them to place the right person in the right job.

    Protrans is able to tailor the screening process to fill the individual needs of each client and employee. Both clients and employees know that they listen to their requests and are flexible and responsive to their needs.

    Protrans is renowned for treating all of its employees with respect and care.

    They respect your privacy at every stage of the placement process and only provide the information you approve to prospective employers.

    This dedication to service means they only bring quality employment options to your attention.

    Professional attitude

    Protrans looks for people with a professional attitude and appearance who are committed to customer satisfaction.

    By setting high standards for technical expertise, safety records and experience, they ensure ongoing

    support, guidance and training are guaranteed to their fullest potential.

    "We believe that success is a team effort and that the continuous focus on our mission and the values which our company stands for plays a crucial role in our success," said Jennifer Venart, account manager for Light Industrial. "By striving to make our employees more professional and our customers more successful, our company's growth will naturally follow."

    Contact Protrans at 1-800-668-7727 or visit online at and check out the opportunities they have available.

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