About Forest City Staffing

About Us

Forest City Staffing opened its doors in London in July 1999 seeing the need from carriers to provide quality AZ & DZ drivers. Our customer base includes clients as far east as Montreal, Quebec and as far west as Detroit, Michigan and all points in between. In 2005 we opened a second office in Cambridge to better serve the high demand for drivers in that area.

We pride ourselves at Forest City Staffing by helping professional commercial drivers find great jobs. We deal with so many carriers in Ontario that we can offer drivers choices such as full time, part time, casual, temp – perm or contract work.

Forest City Staffing offices are manned by people that know the transportation and logistics industry inside and out. We have long time AZ drivers that have done long haul, short haul and LTL work. Safety and compliance people with years of knowledge and dispatchers that have been in the business since before Trudeau was Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau!

Both offices combined, we have helped thousands of AZ & DZ drivers find full time, part time and contract jobs.

The number of happy customers and satisfied drivers continues to grow… come, grow with us.




<strong>Jeff Vannoord</strong>
Jeff Vannoord
Jeff started in trucking as an AZ driver in the 1980’s. He worked as a LTL driver hanbombing freight all over Ontario.  He moved into a dispatch role where he quickly saw the need for agency drivers.  Jeff opened Forest City Staffing in 1999.  Jeff is our president, general manager and general trouble shooter.  Good luck finding Jeff sitting still in one spot unless of course it is on a bass boat.

<strong>Web Cressman</strong>
Web Cressman
Operations Coordinator & Dispatch
Web has over 40 years in the trucking industry and spent a good part of his early career in the Mississauga & Brampton area where he did everything from dispatch to rating and billing freight and picking up air freight at Pearson Airport. Web has been with Forest City Staffing since day one. These days Web runs our very busy dispatch board and when you hear him on the phone you won’t believe he is not an announcer on Hockey Night in Canada.

<strong>Jena Johnston</strong>
Jena Johnston
Finance & Payroll
Jena came to us in 2004 after graduating from the University of Guelph.  Jena handles all of Forest City Staffing payroll and other financial matters.  Jena chases time cards as well her toddler! Her family runs a farm outside of London so if you need help running any type farm equipment Jena is your girl, she can drive anything!

<strong>Bonnie Purcell</strong>
Bonnie Purcell
  Bonnie began her career in trucking in the mid 1990’s on a dare.  After running long haul for almost 10 years it was time for a change.  Since coming off the road Bonnie has worked in dispatch, safety, operations management and now in recruiting.
At Forest City Staffing Bonnie recruits AZ & DZ drivers, when you come for an interview, make sure to bring your best trucker stories to swap.

<strong>Gary Day</strong>
Gary Day
Fleet Safety & Training
Born and raised in Australia, Gary began driving truck as a young adult. He drove in Australia and New Zealand before making his way to Europe and the Middle East.  Gary moved to Canada where he continued his career as a driver, then as a dispatcher and for the past decade as a Safety & Compliance officer and Fleet trainer. At Forest City Staffing Gary does all of our fleet training. HOS, TDG, LCV certification and forklift.
<strong>Bridget Azevedo</strong>
Bridget Azevedo
Operations Coordinator & Dispatcher
Bridget’s career in the trucking industry is almost 2 decades long and includes dispatch and recruiting. Bridget came to Forest City in 2007, she runs the dispatch board in Cambridge and acts as a liaison between drivers and carriers. Just give Bridget a call anytime you need a driver and she will assist you with all your needs.
<strong>Jen Hawkins</strong>
Jen Hawkins
Jen has worked in the transportation industry for more than 15 years as an office clerk, dispatcher and recruiter with various carriers in the area before coming to Forest City Staffing in 2006.  Jen’s attention to detail and understanding the drivers and the carrier’s needs is very evident. At Forest City Staffing Jen spends her time recruiting AZ & DZ drivers and matching them with carriers needs.
<strong>Sissy, Jaye & Madison </strong>
Sissy, Jaye & Madison
Niteline Dispatch
We have a 3 generation team of ladies that man our nightline dispatch, they are the voices you hear when you call in the middle of the night. Jaye, Sissy & Madison have been working for Forest City Staffing for a decade ! Rest assured, when you need answers after hours, you’re in good hands.

<strong>Bill Kimmel</strong>
Bill Kimmel
Business Development
Bill has been involved in sales, load brokering and all other aspects of this industry for almost 1/2 a century !  Growing up in Kitchener has given Bill the advantage of being in the middle of everything, he knows trucking east and west.  There is not likely a carrier in southwestern Ontario that Bill doesn’t know of. Bill joined Forest City Staffing as our Business Developer in early 2014.