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Markel to host its first-ever National Conference

TORONTO, Ont. -- Markel Professional Transport Training (MPTT) will host Safety and Innovation, its first-ever nati...


TORONTO, Ont. — Markel Professional Transport Training (MPTT) will host Safety and Innovation, its first-ever national conference this spring.

This event will take place June 15 and 16, 2004 at Toronto’s Doubletree International Plaza hotel and will feature some of the trucking industry’s highest profile experts from across Canada and the U.S.

"The number one challenge facing truckers today is how to cost-effectively invest in innovation," says David Goodwin, Markel’s national director of safety and training. "To address this, our conference will highlight the link between human and economic cost benefits and the bottom line."

The Markel Safety and Innovation Conference will feature a keynote address by Mark Seymour, CEO & president, Kriska Transportation and will cover the following topics.

 The Link Between Essential Skills and Safety Performance and The New National Occupational Standard for Transportation Safety Professional with Robin Doherty, director, Westcan Bulk Transport Ltd. and Linda Gauthier, executive director, CTHRC.

 The Best Highway Safety Practices with Steven Piwowarski, divisional manager, Maine Office, U.S. DOT FMCSA; Surviving Today’s Business Environment with Gregory Rumble, president & COO, Contrans Income Fund

 Driver Wellness and Fatigue Management Pilot Update with Enno Jacobson, vice president of risk management, Challenger Motor Freight

 Driver Selection – Perception vs. Reality with Michel Lapointe, safety director, Dan Freight Systems, Quebec

 Moving Beyond Compliance to Excellence with Jim Little, vice president of risk management, Mullen Transportation Inc., Alberta

In addition, Roy Craigen of Transcom, will present a Special Pre-Conference "Transportation Management" Seminar, June 14th. This is a limited-seating event, available to early registrants only.

For more information or to register, please contact Kevin Boseley at 519-763-2383 ext 229.


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