Line-up revealed for annual OTA convention

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TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association will host its 81st annual convention on Nov. 15 and 16 in Toronto, where best practices in environment and safety technology will be featured.

Also featured will be speakers from North America’s leading fleets, transportation analysts and regulatory decision-makers who will address key issues affecting the business of trucking.

Tickets can be ordered online by visiting – – and tickets ordered online before Oct. 15 receive the early-bird price.

Educational opportunities at this year’s convention include: The Smartway of Going Green – From a Carrier and Shipper Perspective; Wall Street Outlook for Trucking and Economic Forces Impacting My Customers; Current Technology to Improve Truck Safety; What’s New at the Border; Implementing an Effective Claims Response Protocol; North American Truck Safety Regulatory Initiatives; The View of Truck Safety from the On-Road Enforcement Community; and US Liability for Canadian Fleets and Accident Recovery: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Accident Costs Down.

The 2007 convention will also feature breakfast and lunch speakers, including: Ray Kuntz, chairman of the American Trucking Associations and chairman of Watkins and Shepard Trucking; Bob Mackenzie, hockey analyst for TSN; and David T. Fung, chairman and CEO of ACDEG Group of Companies.

The entertainment will be highlighted by Canadian award winning performers Ron James and Tom Cochrane.

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