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TO those who know how strongly British operators have influenced the Canadian trucking industry despite its obvious ties with the USA, it will come as no surprise to learn that former British haulier Harold W. F. Whiting has just been elected president of the 1,700-member Automotive Transport Association of Ontario. He is now the 52-year-old general manager of Northern Transport Ltd., and also owns and operates National Haulage Ltd., a non-associated company.
This is far from being his first prominent post in Canadian haulage since he emigrated with his family from Britain in 1953, as he has been extremely active in ATA, the Motor Truck Club of Toronto and the Transportation Safety Association of Ontario, among others.
He first entered haulage in 1932 in his father's company, Bert Whiting and Son Ltd., and was manager and director when the business was nationalized in 1946. Among his experiences in transport can be counted his time as a Regional Transport Officer responsible for a fleet of about 10,000 vehicles.