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Seminars for truckers slated for Truck World

TORONTO, Ont. -- Besides checking out the latest in new products and services, visitors to Truck World 2002 can als...


TORONTO, Ont. — Besides checking out the latest in new products and services, visitors to Truck World 2002 can also take advantage of an excellent series of free seminars.

Check out the lineup:

1. Truckers Guide to the Hours of Work Changes — The House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport has recently approved the changes to the federal Hours-of-Service regulations governing truck drivers. The proposed rules could go to the Council of Ministers on Transportation and Highway Safety this fall. No doubt you’ve heard and read about the rules — attend this 45-minute seminar and get the straight goods on how the proposed new driving and rest times affect you and how they are expected to work. Presented by Canadian Trucking Alliance/Ontario Trucking Association on Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

2. Stretch Your Fuel Dollars — Fuel is one of the most significant costs a truck operator must deal with. With fuel prices increasing at an alarming rate — are you doing everything you can to stretch your fuel dollar? The experts at FleetSmart will present five 45-minute sessions for truck operators. Watch for the FleetSmart ‘SmartDriver’ seminar on Sept. 28, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

3. Fatal Distractions — Driving is a risky activity. Driver inattention is a relevant factor. People driving while reading a newspaper, putting on makeup or talking on cell phone, all are obvious examples of driver distractions. Attend this session and raise your awareness level on this crucial issue. Put the safety odds in your favor by discovering solutions to this safety problem. Presented by Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario (THSAO) five times on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Truck World takes place from Sept. 26-28 at the National Trade Centre (CNE Grounds) in Toronto with acres of free parking for both cars and trucks. For show information or to register, visit www.truckworld.ca or call 877-682-7469.

Admission to the show is $10 if you pre-register ($15.00 on-site at the show). Children under 16 are admitted free.


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