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QUEBEC CITY, Que. - In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the Quebec Trucking Association will reflect on themes such as regulation, globalization and changes in the trucking industry at its 50th an...


QUEBEC CITY, Que. – In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the Quebec Trucking Association will reflect on themes such as regulation, globalization and changes in the trucking industry at its 50th annual congress May 3, 4 and 5 at the Hilton Hotel in Quebec.

Thursday’s speakers will include transportation lawyer Francois Rouette, Jean-Robert Lessard from Groupe Robert and Ethelbert Pelletier from Transport Katinniq.

Friday’s themes will cover several topics: Jean C. Lapierre, political analyst with CKAC radio, will lead a discussion of the different political climates in different parts of the world and their impact on the trucking industry. Marc Poulin, the executive vice-president of Sobeys, will discuss consumption and its effects on transport and the North American economy. Sylvain Roy of Bell Mobility will also make a presentation.

On Friday afternoon there will be a lecture on global transport led by Mark Lampert, vice-president sales and marketing with Freightliner North America. A highly anticipated event will be the evening panel debate on the future of transport equipment.

The relationship between the vehicle and the driver and the infrastructure will be analyzed. Many external forces affect this three-way relationship: highway safety, the environment, health and work safety and client needs.

Saturday’s lineup includes a luncheon with Larry Smith of the Montreal Alouettes and an afternoon lecture by Canadian Olympic athlete Chantal Petticlerc. For more information, call the QTA at 800-361-5813. n


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