Calgary Cabbie Named Driver of the Year by International Organization

The award was presented to driver Jatinder (Jass) Tatla at Tourism Calgary’s annual White Hat awards.

A cab driver with Checker was named International Driver of the Year, by the International Association of Transportation Regulators, at a recent awards show in the city.

The award was presented to driver Jatinder (Jass) Tatla at Tourism Calgary’s annual White Hat awards.

He was presented the award at the Hotel Fairmont Palliser by president of IATR and Chief Livery Inspector of Livery Transport Services.

According to a release from Checker, Tatla received this award after winning “Most Exceptional Customer Service for a driver,” at another event earlier this year.

Tatla, who has driven a cab for 10 years, and driven with Checker for the last three, “lives and breathes customer service, making every customer in his cab an honoured guest,”said Checker...

...Tatla “is an ambassador to our city,” said Kurt Enders, president of Checker Transportation Group. Our company couldn’t be more proud of him, his dedication to Checker but mostly his loyalty to customers.”

For his part, Tatla said he was humbled by the award.

“There are hundreds of great drivers at Checker deserving of this award,” he said. “I simply treat every guest in my cab as I would in my home.”

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