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OTA begins Knights search

TORONTO, Ont. - The Ontario Trucking Association has begun the search for its fourth Road Knights team.Since 1995, the uniform-clad drivers have been selected for two-year terms during which they teac...


TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association has begun the search for its fourth Road Knights team.

Since 1995, the uniform-clad drivers have been selected for two-year terms during which they teach community groups about sharing the road with trucks, and offer presentations on everything from careers in trucking to the importance of the industry within the Canadian economy. Members of the group spend one or two days a month meeting with the media and community groups such as business and social clubs, driving schools, seniors groups, road safety organizations and community associations, while they also make appearances with their trucks at community schools.

“The transport drivers who make up the team are first-class drivers who represent their peers – Ontario transport drivers who are dedicated to safety and professionalism in the industry,” said David Bradley, president of the Ontario Trucking Association. “They are highly qualified to spread the message of road safety because they travel our roadways everyday and have faced every type of traffic and weather condition imaginable.”

The OTA offers support in terms of training in public speaking and media relations, and offers tools including sample speeches, videos and brochures.

Team members are selected by a panel of industry, government, police and media representatives.

Nominees must be based in Ontario and employed as full-time truck drivers or owner/operators with an OTA member company. For a nomination form, contact Stephen Anderson at 416-249-7401.n


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