OPSEU member Steve McPherson wins first place in North American roadside inspector competition.
Toronto (25 Aug. 2015) — A member of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) has been judged one of the best roadside inspectors in North America. Steve McPherson, a Transportation Enforcement Officer with the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario, was awarded the honour at a competition in St. Louis.
Winners of the Level I Inspection Awards were 1st place — Ontario; 2nd place — South Dakota, and 3rd place — Alaska.
Roadside inspectors save lives
Roadside inspectors are highly trained professionals who save lives every day by keeping unsafe commercial vehicles and drivers off the roads. Each year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recognizes the best of the best by inviting member jurisdictions from Canada, the United States and Mexico to participate in the North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC). This is the only event dedicated to recognizing and rewarding commercial vehicle inspector excellence.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE