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OTA to address key regulatory changes at June summit

TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is providing a vital trifecta of workshops at the upcoming Council Summit June 22 to prepare fleets for impending regulatory changes.

The first will be on electronic logging devices (ELDs) and will feature Tom Cuthbertson, chairman of the ELD task force, technology and maintenance council.

Cuthbertson will focus on the new rules and enforcement for ELDs in the US and how these changes will impact Canadian companies serving American customers.

The workshop will also include OTA vice-president of operations Geoff Wood, who will explain how carriers can prepare themselves for Canada’s anticipated ELD mandate.

The next workshop will showcase the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Franca Ambrosio, Kim MacCarl and John Landolfi, as well as the OTA’s Rolf VanderZwaag talking about the announcement of mandatory entry-level training for the Class AZ licence and how fleets can manage the driver certification program.

The final workshop will address medical marijuana and possible outright legalization of the substance.

The session will focus on changes to roadside enforcement in Canada and the US, hiring practises and impacts on carriers’ ability to manage safety in the workplace.

Barb Butler, Dr. Barry Kurtzer and Ross Wells will moderate the discussion.

The OTA Council Summit will include 16 workshops in total, is $50 for members to attend and includes a luncheon featuring Truck West and Truck News publisher and editorial director Lou Smyrlis interviewing OTA CEO David Bradley.

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