TTSAO announces a ‘Touch a Truck’ hiring event for adults

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is trying to drive more people into the industry by hosting a “touch a truck” event for adults. The group announced the event and sought marketing ideas for it during the carrier group townhall meeting at their annual conference. The event – to be held in Mississauga, Ont. On May 26 – will be a hiring event focused on bringing in employees to all areas of the industry, not just drivers.

Fleet Maintenance Summit Returns to Truck World 2016

TORONTO, ON -- Newcom Business Media Inc., publisher of Today's Trucking, Truck News and Motortruck Fleet Maintenance magazines, has announced the relaunch of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit (CFMS) at Truck World next year. In conjunction with the trucking technology testing organization, PIT Group, Newcom will bring together the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents' Association (ATSSA), Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and the Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association (TMTA) for the first industry-wide supported CFMS to be held at Truck World, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the International Centre, Mississauga, ON. Merging with the previous PIT Conference, this partnership will bring together the best expertise to ensure a successful CFMS, according to Newcom.

Don’t Miss Out! OTA’s Annual Convention This Week

TORONTO, ON - One of the don't miss events of the year in trucking is set to kick off later this week and there is still time to line up your reservation. The 89th Annual Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Executive Conference is Nov. 4-5 in Toronto at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. "Our outstanding agenda and lineup of speakers will surely invigorate, motivate and educate," says OTA. "We build on the successful theme of first-class networking, education and the always entertaining awards dinner attended by senior trucking executives from across the province and Canada." This year's event also includes a bevy of big speakers.

Paris Convoy Pulls in $52,000 for Special Olympics

PARIS, ON -- The Southern Ontario chapter of the World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics ran in Paris, ON the weekend of Oct. 17 when a total of 69 trucks made the 100 km loop from Paris to Ingersoll and back, raising $52,000 through pledges and sponsorships. On-site raffle drawings, contests and promotions brought a few thousand more into the coffers. This was the Paris Convoy's 11th year. Total donations to Special Olympics from this one source topped $580,000 with this year's tally. Each year a few dozen such events take place in cities across North America, including five in Canada, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid Special Olympics athletes in their quest for self-fulfillment and maybe even a few medals at sporting events. The Paris Convoy ran a month late this year due to some organizing challenges. In fact, the event almost didn't happen, but some heroic last minute efforts pulled everything together in less than a month.

Space Running Out for OTA Executive Conference

TORONTO, ON -- One of the premier trucking events in Canada is just around the corner and time is running out to join in. Nov. 4-5 at the Ritz Carlton marks the 89th annual Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Executive Conference. This year's event will build on the successful theme of first-class networking, education and the entertaining awards dinner attended by senior trucking executives from across the province and Canada, according to the group.