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OTA celebrates 80-year anniversary with commemorative book

TORONTO, Ont. -- In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the Ontario Trucking Association has published Trucking a...


"Trucking and Triumphs" will be unveiled at the OTA's annual convention Nov. 16-17.
"Trucking and Triumphs" will be unveiled at the OTA's annual convention Nov. 16-17.

TORONTO, Ont. — In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the Ontario Trucking Association has published Trucking and Triumphs 80 Years of the Ontario Trucking Association, which will be released at the 2006 OTA Convention Nov. 16 and 17. Copies may be purchased from the OTA for $15 each ($20 for non-members) plus taxes and shipping.

In addition to commemorating OTA’s 80 years of service, the 240-page book which includes photos and other memorabilia from OTA’s extensive archives provides a decade-by-decade account of the major events and milestones in the evolution of the trucking industry. The book also profiles more than 60 OTA member companies.

“The pages of this outstanding book are filled with the lore of the Ontario trucking industry its leaders, its characters, its highs and even some lows, which in the end only made us stronger,” says OTA chairman Scott Smith of JD Smith. “There is an old saying that, You don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. That is so true, and in its way, this book will help lay the foundation for future successes.”

“This book is a celebration of OTA’s first 80 years and the people who then and now provide the lifeblood of Canadian commerce. It is a tip of the hat to the industry’s builders and a history of how far the industry and OTA have come,” added OTA president David Bradley.

“The members of the Ontario Trucking Association have helped to shape the trucking industry that we know today,” says John G. Smith, Truck News technical correspondent and president of WordSmith Media, which wrote and produced the book on behalf of OTA. “They literally turn the wheels of Canada’s economic engine, and our company is thrilled to have had the opportunity to record their stories.”


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