Staff

Highly Experienced and Professional Training Team

Our highly experienced professional training team brings a broad range of skill and experience to work for our clients. Our emphasis on partnerships with our associates ensures that we can provide the best expertise to our clients to meet their specific requirements.

Instructors of Arnold Bros. Transportation Academy

The instructing and support staff at Arnold Bros. Transport Academy bring a broad diversity of industry and educational experience. The instructors have a track record of success in developing and delivering quality instruction and coaching to students.

Most of all, they bring a passion for excellence. We believe that it is not enough merely to present information. We feel that we are not successful unless our students are successful. Our students aren't successful unless they leave with new knowledge along with a sense of the need to take responsibility for continuing the learning process for ongoing success.

Our academy staff share one common quality. They each have a commitment to seeing people develop themselves to the best of their ability. Our skilled and trained staff knows that the right education and preparation are the keys to career success.

Bruce Weimer - General Manager

Mr. Bruce Weimer is the General Manager and Senior Instructor at Arnold Bros. Transportation Academy. He has a demonstrated history of providing high quality instruction to the highway transportation industry in Manitoba. With over 20 years of experience in the delivery and design of driver training programs - both in class and over the road - Mr. Weimer has shown a high level of commitment to his students and to the success of the organizations that employ them.

Angela Bishop - Admin Assistant

I have been working in customer/administrative service-related positions for most of my life.

I believe in providing the best service I can to anyone who requires assistance. I would not provide any less than I would want for myself.

I was a coordinator in the events department at United Way Winnipeg. It had been my pleasure to serve all those from my colleagues to many CEO's, Mayors, and Premiers along with many prominent persons within our community who were all working toward a common goal. To make a difference in other people's lives.

I had been looking for a new position to end my working career, but still wanting to make a difference in people's lives, I came across Arnold Bros Academy, looking for an Administrative Assistant. The position included assisting/recruiting prospective students to obtain a spot in one of the Class 1 or Class 3 courses. The process may feel daunting to a student, but I felt I could help our students with this process to obtain a new career course which would make a difference in their lives.

I am proud to work alongside our general manager and instructors.

So, if you have a question about anything regarding the Academy, please don't hesitate to reach out.

I am at your service!


Mark Crielaard - Instructor

My passion for trucks began in 1980, when I started driving commercial straight trucks. In 1991 I got my Class 1 Licence, during tractor/trailer in the city for two and a half years before spending ten years on the highway. My passion for teaching began in that time, as I found teaching other drivers the things that I had learned from my experiences was rewarding. I had driven through forty-eight states and nine provinces and saw the need for a more educated driver.

I spent eighteen months working in Safety and Compliance and place a high value on safety, but felt that I could have the greatest impact on safety in the trucking industry by educations today's new professional drivers.

In 2004 I obtained an Instructors Permit and also got involved in the Manitoba Trucking Association, in particular the Professional Truck Driving Championships. One of my proudest moments as an Instructor was when one of my students won the New Driver of the Year Award at the Championships.

I feel that as an Instructor I am able to give back to the industry all that it has given me.

Daniel Reimer - Instructor

I was born into a small community south of Winnipeg in 1956. My father worked as a mechanic and machinist and owned his own shop since the late 70's.

When I turned 18, I was offered a job driving gravel truck. I paid 5 dollars for a chauffeur's license and that made me qualified to drive all trucks. I learned many lessons the hard way.

I have driven for many companies in my early years. I then started working for Penner International in 1986. I worked 8 years as a company driver and then 3 years as an owner-operator.

After that, I worked in my dad's shop for 3 years, all while still making trips for Penner.

Trucking was in my blood, so I started driving for an owner operator at Canada Safeway for a period of 6 years.

In 2006, because of commitments in the church, I changed my career from long distance to local and soon started truck driver training. After 9 years, the company I was working for, was sold. Because I enjoyed what I was doing and saw all the successful careers I helped nurture, I inquired at Arnold Bros. Transportation Academy.

I believe that my many years in the trucking, mechanical and driver training fields will be helpful in my career for Arnold Bros. Transportation Academy and helpful for the students I train.

I enjoy my time at Arnold Bros. Transportation Academy and look forward to the future.

Darren Cassan - Instructor

I began my trucking career in 1996. Initially, I began trucking as a summer job, but it evolved into a lifelong career. I started as a city driver in Edmonton, AB. This allowed me to hone my driving skills and allowed me to become proficient in backing up into tight spots.

I began my long-haul career in 1997. I purchased my first truck soon after and became on owner-operator. I became an LCV operator in 2000. In 2003 I moved to Texas and spent the next 5 years driving the lower 48 states. I returned to Canada in 2008 and continued driving long-haul as an owner-operator.

I signed on with ABT In 2011 and have been there ever since.

I received the Industry Excellence Award in 2018. In 2019, I entered the Manitoba Truck Driving Championship and I took home the 3rd place award for the "Turnpike Division" and 3rd place Team. I was also awarded 1st place for First-time Entrance.

I became a company driver with ABT in 2021 and was offered the opportunity to instruct in 2022. After 25 years and over 3.5 million kms on the road (accident free), I felt it was time to take advantage of this opportunity to give back to the industry.

Trenton Klassen - Instructor

As a child I was fascinated with playing with toy trucks and cars and always loved going for long drives. I was studying engineering in high school and ended in a job in product development at a boat manufacturing plant. When they closed their doors, it was hard to find a job that I could support my young family, so I started to drive truck. The amount of training I received caused me to make a lot of mistakes that cost me a lot of money. So my passion for training drivers began from not wanting others to have the same bad experiences as I have.

I started my Professional Class 1 Driving Career in 2006 and obtained my Instructor Permit in 2012.

One of my proudest moments is in 2015 I received 1st place in the Manitoba Professional Truck Driving Championship - Instructor class

I have transported many different types of freight including, livestock, grain, heavy equipment, gravel, and general freight in van operations. I have used many different types of equipment such as super b train, turnpike double, trombone extendable trailer, drop deck, step deck, and flat deck.

I spent nearly 4 years in safety and compliance department when I decided to go back to training.

I spend time instructing in classroom as well as in the truck and I enjoy using math and science in relation to driving as a professional.

Roarke Ramsey - Instructor

During my lifetime I worked several jobs of various nature, until I decided I needed a career, not a job with nowhere to go. In 2014 I started along that path, taking training to obtain my class 1 license. In early 2015 I began my career at Arnold Bros as a long haul driver. Since then I have pulled triple trailers, and turn pike doubles, as well as spending some time working in operations. In 2022 I obtained my instructor's permit and began teaching.

My goal as an instructor is to prepare drivers for the challenges they will encounter on the road and promote safety.

 

Gurpinder Jit Singh Mann - Instructor

I moved to Canada as an immigrant in Dec 2009 from Punjab (India). It was a big change in my sphere of life. A new country, with only a few people known to me. In the first year, I did so many survival jobs.

Here is a little bit about my back home life, my education, and my passion: As a professional, I was a teacher. I did my Bachelor of Science Degree, then a Post-Graduate Degree in Information Technology. Teaching is my passion.

In Canada, I went to school to further my education to become a professional driver. This was not part of my plan, but one of my close friends helped me to become Class 1 driver.

As a Class 1 driver, I started my first job with CP through Direct Express in August 2011. I worked as a city regional driver. I liked my job because it gave me opportunity to explore new places and I got a chance to meet with new people. I liked to talk with them to explore information. It helped me to grow financially.

But I wanted to explore more, so I joined TransX in April 2013 as long haul driver. TransX gave me the opportunity to travel through most of the Canadian provinces.

Then I was hired by Arnold Bros. Transport as a company driver. I worked out of New Flyer for almost three years. Then the company gave me the opportunity to become a city and regional owner operator in September 2016. At the company, I also worked as mentor driver. Then I become an LCV driver. I have pulled triple trailers and turn-pike doubles.

In 2019, Arnold Bros. Transport gave me opportunity to become an Instructor and LCV instructor. I accepted this offer right away without any hesitation, because this is related to my passion. I am always sharing my knowledge, driving skills, and experience with my students. It really helps them to become professional drivers.

Arnold Bros. Transport helped me to get back into my teaching profession.

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