Top trucking CEO’s to share strategies for success

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Toronto, ONT. — Some of Canada’s most respected trucking industry CEOs will be sharing their strategies for success when the Ontario Trucking Association hosts an executive forum on Wednesday, November 12.

"Sharing strategies should ultimately lead to a healthier, more vibrant trucking industry that is safer and even more attractive to prospective employees," says OTA President David Bradley. "Everyone wins including consumers and the general public."

The CEO’s will tackle topics related to day-to-day business challenges as well as strategies to cope with rising costs of insurance, security and wages, shipper relations, rate negotiations, debt reduction, managing growth, driver retention and recruitment, load brokers and other third parties, regulations, etc.

All trucking executives who own their own truck fleets are invited to attend. Registrants can be members and non-members of OTA; for-hire and private carriers of all sizes; TL/LTL; common or contract; general freight or specialized.

Participants will have an opportunity to bring questions and comments to the floor either directly using microphones or by submitting questions to the moderator anonymously.

The panelists include: Don Strueber, Bison Diversified Inc.; George Ledson, Cavalier/Georbon Transportation Services; Dan Einwechter, Challenger Motor Freight Inc.; Mark Seymour, Kriska Transportation; Stan Dunford, Laidlaw Carriers Inc.; Brian Taylor, Liberty Linehaul Inc.; Evan MacKinnon, MacKinnon Transport Inc.; Mike McCarron, MSM Transportation Inc.; Richard Muir, Muir’s Cartage Ltd.; Gary Babcock, Quik X Transportation Inc.; Claude Robert, Robert Transport (1973) Lte.; James Thomson, Thomson Terminals Limited; Gary King, TST Solutions Inc.; Ronald Verspeeten, Verspeeten Cartage Ltd.; Rick Gaetz, Vitran Corporation Inc.; Serge Gagnon, XTL Transport.

The forum will be held from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road). The session is open to all trucking executives who operate their own truck fleets.

Advance registration is required; the cost is $50. Registration is available online at (click on OTA convention icon) or call (416) 249-7401 Ext. 237.

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