Road Knights wanted

TORONTO — The search is on for Ontario’s finest professional truck drivers to serve as industry ambassadors on the Ontario Trucking Association’s 2009-2010 Road Knights Team.

The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2008.

OTA Road Knights are professional transport drivers with first class driving records who meet with community groups to share their knowledge about how to safely share the road with trucks.

They also make presentations about careers in trucking and the importance of the industry to Canada’s economy.

The time requirement is about one or two days each month. Duties include speaking to job seekers about career opportunities and booth staffing at public safety exhibitions.

The OTA provides media relations and public speaking training and sets up the engagements. Sample speeches, videos and brochures are also provided by the association.

The program is open to both company drivers and owner-operators, but nominees must be based in Ontario and currently employed as a full-time truck driver by an OTA member company.

A nomination form is available from the OTA web site or by contacting OTA’s Communications Director Rebecka Torn at (416) 249-7401 x 224 or

For more about the OTA Road Knights Team program, visit here.


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