(Mississauga, Ontario) October 20, 2014, --- Checker Flag Leasing (CFL) is pleased to announce that James Blake has been appointed Vice President and General Manager. Blake brings to the role more than 20 years of leadership experience in sales, service and operations in the trucking and logistics industry.

“James is a well-respected and highly skilled industry professional who has many years of success in driving company growth,” says John O’Dwyer, President for CFL. “He has worked for some of the largest trucking and logistics companies in Canada, where he has established a proven track record as a highly competitive and effective sales leader. We are pleased he has joined CFL as we pursue our own expansion efforts.”

Prior to joining CFL, Blake spent 10 years with Trans4Logistics, the logistics and home delivery division of TransForce, where he served as Director of Business Development and Operations. During his time there he built the fledgling division into a multi-million dollar entity serving several major national accounts including Ford, GM, Staples, Ryder and Bell.

Blake was previously a Contract Manager with TNT Logistics, where he was responsible for new business development and operations. At TNT, he played a key role in establishing a new warehouse facility, as well as implementing over $1 million in cost saving ideas.

About Checker Flag Leasing

Checker Flag Leasing (CFL) is an established independent trailer leasing company that buys, sells, rents and leases trailers and trailer equipment from all manufacturers.

CFL specializes in crafting unique value added transport solutions for Canadian Top 100 Private Carriers and For Hire Fleets. Our products include full maintenance trailer rental and leasing with a core competence in the food handling and temperature controlled equipment industry.

CFL offers long term leases, equipment financing and lease purchase packages as well, we act as a disposal and remarketing partner for large Canadian fleets.


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