TORONTO, Ont. -- Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne has extended greetings and congratulated the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA) on its 75th Anniversary this year.
Wynne applauded the ATSSA for exploring, promoting and implementing procedures meant to enhance commercial vehicle safety and foster fellowship among fleet maintenance professionals. She congratulated the ATSSA for providing its members the opportunity to establish their professional networks, and further their training and development.
The Premier’s congratulatory certificate was presented by Manan Gupta, publisher, Road Today Media Group to Dan Cushing, president ATSSA Toronto during the November meeting sponsored by Mack Canada. Steven DeSousa, national fleet service manager, reviewed the latest developments with respect to dimethyl ether (DME)-powered Mack trucks during his presentation.
DME is a non-toxic, clean-burning alternative fuel and offers many environmental and societal benefits, including that it can be made from multiple sustainable feedstocks. One of the most significant advantages of the fuel is that it produces no soot, eliminating the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF), DeSousa explained. DME can provide up to a 95% CO2 reduction compared with diesel when produced from biomass or biogas.
The awards presentation for the ATSSA sponsored class in the ‘Modified Apprenticeship Program’ (‘MAP’) 32 at Centennial College was also made during the meeting.
The award takes the form of a scholarship fund for the top three apprentices: $2,500 to the first place winner, $1,500 to second, and $1,000 for third. These top three apprentices were also rewarded with the long standing traditional Mack Truck Canada award plaques.