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Annual trucking convention TO this week

TORONTO, Ont. -- Presidents, CEOs and senior managers of Canada's trucking industry will be in Toronto this week to...


TORONTO, Ont. — Presidents, CEOs and senior managers of Canada’s trucking industry will be in Toronto this week to attend the annual convention of the OTA.

The two-day annual convention, to be held Nov. 11 and 12 at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Rd.) is the largest of its kind in Canada, according to Ontario Trucking Association officials.

Convention delegates will hear from these feature speakers/entertainers: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci; Mack Trucks Inc. CEO Paul L. Vikner; world-renowned author Dr. John Izzo; as well as sports personalities Harry Neale and Doug Gilmour. Juno Award winner Blue Rodeo performs at the Gala Dinner on Friday.
Business Sessions at the convention address today’s most important issues in trucking, including: Trucking Insurance Pricing; Enhancing the Skill Level of New Drivers; Persuading Your Customers to Pay More; Cargo Loss Prevention; Detention Tracking Systems/Satellite Tracking Technology; The Future of Customs and more.

Back again this year is the popular two-part Executive Briefing, where some of the most respected trucking industry leaders from both Canada and the United States will share their strategies for facing the challenges of today’s industry. The briefing features these two-parts:

* Executive Briefing Part I – Outlook on the Industry: lead by CEOs from Heartland Express (Russell Gerdin), Roadway Group Yellow Roadway Corporation (James Staley); Contrans Income Fund Inc. (Stan Dunford) and Vitran Corporation Inc. (Rick Gaetz).

* Executive Briefing Part II – Navigating Through the Perfect Storm: leading CEOs comment on how they are coping with what many refer to as a period in history where trucking companies are being buffeted by a perfect storm. Speakers: Julie Tanguay (L.E. Walker Transport Ltd.); Norm Sneyd (Highland Transport); Rob Penner (Bison Transport Inc.); Evan MacKinnon (MacKinnon Transport Inc.); Scott Tilley (The Tandet Group); Wendell Erb (Erb Transport Ltd.); Dan Einwechter (Challenger Motor Freight).

To register, visit www.ontruck.org/convention or contact the OTA at (416)249-7401 ext. 232.


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