Humane livestock transport highlighted in new video
January 23, 2012
TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Trucking Association's Livestock Transporters' Division has produced a video that showcases the industry's commitment to transporting livestock in a safe and humane manner.
TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association’s Livestock Transporters’ Division has produced a video that showcases the industry’s commitment to transporting livestock in a safe and humane manner.
The division says its mission is to “raise the truck driver training and livestock-handling standards for all transporters across the province and ultimately, the country.
The video, available on the OTA Web site as well as YouTube, outlines safe driving practices, animal handling techniques, climate control, equipment upkeep and other skills required by professional livestock transporters.
“As leaders of the Ontario livestock transport industry, the OTA-LTD is committed to raising the bar,” says Randy Scott, LTD Chairman. “Today, fewer drivers who grew up with animals are entering the industry. Ongoing training is necessary to give new drivers the skills to do the best job possible while more experienced drivers also benefit by freshening up their knowledge of the most current standards and best practices available.”
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