Hamilton, ON – So far this year the Truck Training School Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has seen lots of change.
The association has a new staff, a new office in Hamilton and a new Web site. Despite all this changes, Yvette Lagrois, president of the TTSAO is very pleased with the direction of the TTSAO and the effort of the board of directors.
“We’re taking the TTSAO in a new direction. Insurance companies, trucking companies and industry service providers are going to see some true value in what the association does for the transportation industry,” Lagrois commented.
Ed Popkie, president of 5th Wheel Training Institute, was also welcomed back to TTSAO. He will be assisting with proposed changes in Ontario to new minimum standards for truck drivers.
“Our team is excited to be back at TTSAO helping to implement changes that will make the future of the transportation industry better.” Popkie said.
Another change for the association is that it is no longer in the auditing business. (The company used to audit every school annually.)
“Before we had to police ourselves because the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) did not have the staff and ability to monitor the schools. This has changed and things are improving,” Lagrois said. “This does not mean we have watered down the by-laws and constitution, we have actually put a process in place that will keep our membered schools accountable,” she added.
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