TTSAO heralds organizational changes

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HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced changes, including the opening of a new office in Hamilton.

It has also appointed new associates, Quest Consulting National, to oversee the association’s air brake program.

The changes were agreed to at a recent meeting.

“It is exciting times at the TTSAO: a new office, new people looking after the association’s core course for professional drivers – air brakes, and a redesigned Web site are all key indicators we’re on the right track,” said Yvette Lagrois, TTSAO president.

The TTSAO board says it has an ambitious list of goals set out for the remainder of 2014. It plans to: complete the association’s new by-laws and constitution; review how insurance companies, carriers and staffing agencies can play a bigger role in the success of TTSAO; and work closely with the MTO to bring third-party road testing to the organization.

The TTSAO was in talks with previous Transport Minister Glenn Murray to examine the benefits of third-party road testing for commercial licensing, led by TTSAO.

“Minister Murray was very optimistic about the benefits to the industry and other road users. We are looking forward to continuing a dialogue this summer with the new Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca,” said Lagrois.

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