The Green Team Gets Muddy



On a chilly Sunday morning on September 15th a group of our Green Team members got together to compete in Tough Mudder’s 2019 Toronto 5K course at Christie Lake Conservation.

Staying true to our company’s roots, we communicated effectively and worked together to overcome some of our greatest fears.
Whether it was climbing a 45 foot cargo net tower, crawling in deep mud under barbed wire, running up a slippery ¼ pipe wall,  or running through a collection of live wires sending out 10,000 volts of electricity – we not only helped our own team, but also total strangers through each obstacle, making new friends along the way – The Green Team way!


It’s not every day you get to meet your work colleagues on a military style obstacle course covered in mud – we rose to the challenge, and in turn deepened our internal relationships further.
No man or woman were left behind!

Green Team Volleyball

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Another amazing night for the Dynamic Connections Team.

Wednesday night, 20 of the Dynamic Connections staff got together at Tansley Woods in Burlington to share a bite to eat and play a friendly and fun Volley Ball Tournament. Having everyone come out after-hours shows the dedication of the Dynamic Team. Our success with our customer is a consequence of proactive teamwork, extensive communication, and being responsive to any challenge that is presented. Similar to the game of Volleyball, this proved to show that without these qualities, it was impossible to succeed. Getting the opportunity to work with a team that we may not work with so closely on a daily basis was even more enjoyable because building those internal relationships is key to our success. The hard work, the extra efforts, and the sheer dedication to make the play and win was clear to see with all teams. When you communicate and work together you win.

Great Job Green Team.

Bowling Night

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At Dynamic Connections, we operate in a highly competitive industry. We understand that in order to thrive in such a competitive environment perseverance, innovation, diligence is key to success. In order to demonstrate this principle, our team at Dynamic Connection competed against each other in a team building activity.

Four Teams team took part in a team building activity at Splitsville Entertainment in Burlington, ON. Individuals in the four separate groups competed against each other to claim bragging rights to be the Group Champion. The four group Champions representing each group faced-off in a final showdown that ultimately resulted in Kishor Sripalan claiming the Title- Champion of Champions.

Likewise, in the freight world, there is plenty of competition, but only a few stand out as Champions. We at Dynamic Connections are Champion of Champions.

Making A Difference This Holiday Season


When it comes to the holidays, most of us spend it with family and friends around a table celebrating the season enjoying a beautiful meal.  But unfortunately, there are many families that struggle to have that during the holidays.

At Dynamic Connections, our MAD movement philosophy “Make A Difference” was our key focus for the holidays.  We wanted to give back because its not always about how much you get, but more about how much you GIVE.  With this, our company decided to give back to our community and to an organization that is always in high demand this time of year.  

On Nov 27th, the Dynamic Connections Team partnered up with our local Oakville Fare Share Food Bank to help them with all that they do.  

The organizer Lisa Cormier has a huge heart and excepted our group with open arms.  After a quick briefing from Lisa and an understanding that over 500 families rely on this food bank every month, we were quickly put to work.  

We broke into teams and with attention to detail on the top of our minds, we checked expiration dates, packaged laundry detergent, organized donation bags, sorted a variety or perishable goods, and created an assembly line to create the snack bags for all the kids that are supported by this fabulous organization.  

We managed to help complete a hand full of projects that were well appreciated by their team of volunteers.  It was a great night giving back to our community.

Escape Room

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To be successful in a competitive industry, we need to work together as a team and coordinate our efforts to achieve our goals.

The Dynamic Connections team took part in a team building activity at Confundrum Escape Rooms in Burlington, ON to build on those same skills, but in a somewhat more laid back environment!

Three Dynamic Teams pursued ahead to explore cyber space, unlock the mysteries of Da Vinci’s office and conquer Black Beard’s Brig.

Our mission was to solve the puzzles, unlock the riddles & escape before time runs out. A great time was had by all, and we all got our creative and analytic minds going.

Through coordinated effort, teamwork & determination, the same principles that we apply at work each day, the Dynamic team was able to successfully conquer these challenges!

Climbing Event

In our personal and professional lives, the world presents obstacles to climb, overcome, and conquer.
 
The Dynamic Green Team took on the challenge together with a team building event at Aspire Climbing in Milton, ON.
 
As we do every day, we competed in teams and  pushed our respective and collective limits.
 
Four teams went head to head in two events.  The Rock climbing wall, where teammates raced up the wall in a timed competition.
 
The Canadian Ninja Warrior event, where teams were assigned to a relay race across the course, with the fastest team winning.
 
There were moment of hilarity and triumph, with Dynamic members overcoming their fear of heights once and for all.
 
While people did perform at the top of the company, it was the combined effort that resulted in a team win and a great event.


Jerseys For Humbolt

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The Green Team wore their Jerseys on Thursday April 12th 2018 in tribute to the tragic loss of members of the Humboldt Broncos. May the Humboldt Broncos families know of no more sorrow, and may the memories of their loved ones be a source of support and inspiration to all of us.

Logistics in 2018

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Customers & Partners,


We trust all is well with your organization through Q1 of 2018.

We would like to share our insights on the changes we’re all experiencing and managing together. The transportation industry is the circulatory system of the economy, and we’re amidst a turbulent transition with capacity and costing. These changes have certainly affected your supply chain, and the ability to service and support your customers.

Key causes to these effects:

  • Economic Growth: The North American economy continues to grow and strengthen, increasing the demand for transportation services in all industries.
  • E-Commerce: The transition from brick and mortar retail to online purchasing trends have spiked demand for just-in-time delivery across all modes. Road, rail, ocean, and air.
  • Electronic Logging Devices: New federal legislation limiting the service time and distance of drivers. This has the greatest effect for many small and medium sized carriers, and especially the 650-1200 kms/400 – 740 miles service lanes. These were commonly 1 day service points, and are now commonly two day delivery. ELDs improve workplace and road safety, but limit capacity in our market.
  • Extreme Weather: This winter’s road conditions, and the ability to travel safely and deliver is also a key factor to the supply and demand crunch in Q1 of 2018. With the devastating natural disasters in the United States, much focus and many transportation resources have been committed to relief and rebuild.
  • Transport Driver Shortages/Capacity: The most important factor are the integral women and men in their careers, and the lack of growth in the profession. The certification and licensing costs have increased over 500% in the last 10 year, a significant startup investment. Furthermore, the average transport driver is 60 + years old, resulting in retirees with fewer new drivers in the succession plan to meet demand.

In response to these changes, here is what we can do together:

  • Driver friendly business: Communicate with your team and logistics partner to allow for more precise and efficient loading on site. This will allow for drivers to perform their pickups more effectively and allow for optimal output; thus limiting the costs of service.
  • Build on our long term Partnership: Let’s strategize together in the short and log term so that your budgetary and delivery expectations and requirements are met for your projects. We all operate in a seconds and minutes environment, with capacity in high demand, so please act on solutions and book while available.
  • Flexibility & Adaptability: In this live solution market, our team and partner network will assure you have all available resources and equipment with and for your suppliers, team, and customers.
  • Insight & Foresight: Please work with our team to provide as much information as possible, so that we can support accordingly. Let’s plan in advance.

We are experiencing an unprecedented supply and demand shift, similar to the housing market or fuel which will over time, correct to a new normal.

Our Dynamic Team thanks you for your continued support and for our partnership, and we look forward to growing together in 2018.

Sincerely,

The Dynamic Green Team

If you would like to learn more about the market, please visit these referenced articles:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-shortage-of-trucks-is-forcing-companies-to-cut-shipments-or-pay-up-1516789800

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/there-arent-enough-truckers-and-thats-pinching-us-profits

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/analysts-predict-spot-rates-could-soar-once-eld-mandate-goes-effect

John Oliver visits the Green Team

IMG_1361 We were excited and honored to have John Oliver, MP for Oakville, join our Green Team for the day.

John was trained on our process, culture, and how we aim to make a difference for our customers and their customers every day.

Thank you for the visit John, and for all you for our community!

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