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TTSAO announces date for 2019 Conference

The TTSAO has announced the date fror the TTSAO 2019 conference and will be opening up registrations in the near future. keep an eye out for more information on the 4th annual conference.

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TTSAO Wraps Up 2018 Conference

The TTSAO (Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario) just TTSAO Conference 2018wrapped up their 3rd annual conference on March 1st of 2018. With a full house present TTSAO kicked off the conference with a bang. Their was a real difference in output and planning with this years conference and it was highly noticed. I have been to many conferences and the conference this year started off to a great start.

Day one began with the TTSAO Carrier Group and newly formed TTSAO Insurance Group holding town hall styled meetings with information on how they are planning to create community within the memberships of the TTSAO. Both meetings were well attended and the information covered was well received.

The next event was the Annual General Meeting and I have to say that I have been to many AGMs and very few have attendance where it was standing room only. The TTSAO has a lot of things going on for the future and apparently many wanted to hear how things would be progressing.

Once the meeting wrapped up it was time for the Conference Cocktail Party sponsored by Revolution Staffing. Held in the area with the sponsors the cocktail party offered beverages and food and a presentation from Kelly Henderson of the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council on Millennials and how to attract them to the industry.

Day two of the conference started out with the MTO presentation on M.E.L.T (Mandatory Entry Level Training) and an insurance panel focused on the myth of young people being allowed to drive at an early age and how to make sure anyone is qualified to operate a commercial vehicle. Guy Broderick of the Carrier’s Group was the moderator and host for the conference this year and did a great job.

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Young people were front and centre at the conference as the next two presentations spoke to members of the PMTC Young Leaders Group and a student panel from drivers currently going through training programs. Both presentations offered a look at what young people are looking for in a career and how they are looking for those careers. These were very informative sessions that were of real interest to the audience.

After a great buffet lunch a few key people were recognized for their contribution to the industry and TTSAO membership. Claude Chaulk of Manitoulin Transport received the Industry Service Award for his years of dedication and service to the industry. Also receiving the Appreciation Award was Charlie Charalambous for his dedication and service to the TTSAO and their membership. Congratulations to both gentlemen.

TTSAO Conference 2018

The afternoon sessions wrapped up with a presentation on diversity with Jane Jazwary of Carrier’s Edge talking about women and culture in the workplace and how to make the workplace more appealing for the future. The final presentation was the five year outlook with Lou Smyrlis and a panel of industry executives discussing the future of the industry and where technology and regulations will be taking us over the next five years.

So the TTSAO wraps up this conference with a strong focus to the future. Their next event is the Industry Hiring Event happening on May 26th, 2018 in Mississauga and they have already set the date for their 4th Annual Conference happening on February 27-28th, 2019. Stay tuned to the TTSAO website for updates and information as they take truck training into the future.

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About the Author

Bruce Outridge has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years. He is an author of the books Driven to Drive and Running By The Mile, and host of The Lead Pedal Podcast. TTSAO also known as the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has certified member schools in the truck training vocation ensuring quality entry level drivers enter the transportation industry. To learn more about the TTSAO or to find a certified school in your area visit www.ttsao.com

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Claude Chaulk and Charlie Charalambous Receive Industry Awards

Two key people were recognized for their contribution to the industry and TTSAO membership at the 3rd Annual Conference.

Claude Chaulk of Manitoulin Transport received the Industry Service Award for his years of dedication and service to the industry.

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Receiving the Appreciation Award was Charlie Charalambous for his dedication and service to the TTSAO and their membership. Congratulations to both gentlemen.

TTSAO Conference 2018

About the TTSAO

TTSAO also known as the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has certified member schools in the truck training vocation ensuring quality entry level drivers enter the transportation industry. To learn more about the TTSAO or to find a certified school in your area visit www.ttsao.com

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TTSAO 2018 Conference Pictures

TTSAO held their 3rd Annual Conference last week. here are a few pictures from the event. Save the date for the 4th Annual Conference on February 27-28th, 2018.

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About the TTSAO

TTSAO also known as the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has certified member schools in the truck training vocation ensuring quality entry level drivers enter the transportation industry. To learn more about the TTSAO or to find a certified school in your area visit www.ttsao.com

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IHSA Becomes Official Facility Partner for TTSAO

TTSAO is proud to announce a new partnership with Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). The TTSAO has been holding their last two conferences at IHSA facilities and in an effort to form solid partners the two Associations have agreed to work in partnership for future events. Two great Associations working together can only mean good things to come.  You can learn more about the IHSA at www.ihsa.ca

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About the TTSAO

TTSAO also known as the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has certified member schools in the truck training vocation ensuring quality entry level drivers enter the transportation industry. To learn more about the TTSAO or to find a certified school in your area visit www.ttsao.com

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TTSAO Goes to the Students for Their Passion in Trucking

As the TTSAO (Truck Training School Association of Ontario) gets set to launch their 3rd Annual Conference on February 28th they will be asking trucking students themselves what brought them into the industry. This conference is heavily focused on youth in the industry and the future of trucking so finding out the reason young people come into the industry in the first place is important.

Mario Da Silva will be moderating a panel of students enrolled in the TTSAO Conference 2017truck training schools to find out why they got involved in the industry and how they see their careers developing for the future. The ideas is to find out what brought them into the transportation industry so training schools know where to focus their efforts in marketing to young people.

The days of getting into the trucking industry because a family member was involved before you or growing up in a truck while your parents drove are gone. Many of the people coming into our industry are from outside of North America and are looking for viable career options. The truck training schools want to ensure that people know trucking can be that viable career.

The conference will also touch on other topics such as diversity in the industry with a presentation from Jane Jazrawy. Transportation is a mix of different cultures and people and Jane will talk about what she sees in the industry as she deals with different carriers.

The 3rd annual conference will also look to the future with a presentation from industry expert Lou Smyrlis as he offers a five year outlook into the future. What can we expect as an industry and who should we expect to see behind the wheel in the future?

With a conference focused on the youth of today, the diversity of the World, and the technology of tomorrow there will be good insight for the those looking to the future. Where will you focus your energy as a business and where should we focus our energy as an industry? My bet is you will find that out at the TTSAO conference starting on February 28th.

Although registrations are officially closed as of Monday February 26th you still may be able to get a seat. Contacting the conference organizers at ttsao@ttsao.com may be able to help you should you still want to attend. You can learn more about the TTSAO (Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario) and get information on upcoming events by visiting www.ttsao.com. We hope to see you there.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years. He is an author of the books Driven to Drive and Running By The Mile, and host of The Lead Pedal Podcast. TTSAO also known as the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has certified member schools in the truck training vocation ensuring quality entry level drivers enter the transportation industry. To learn more about the TTSAO or to find a certified school in your area visit www.ttsao.com

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TTSAO Chairman Talks About the 3rd Annual Conference on Road Today 360

TTSAO Chairman Kim Richardson was interviewed on Road Today’s Talk 360 with Manan Gupta about the 3rd Annual Conference and what attendees can expect at the two day conference.

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About the TTSAO

TTSAO also known as the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has certified member schools in the truck training vocation ensuring quality entry level drivers enter the transportation industry. To learn more about the TTSAO or to find a certified school in your area visit www.ttsao.com

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TTSAO Updates Agenda for Feb 28th Conference

With the TTSAO  Conference only one week away the agenda has been finalized and updated. This will be a great conference with topics that appeal to every aspect of the industry. There are still seats and sponsorship opportunities available and you can register by clicking the link below. See you at the conference.

2018 Conference Registration Form (fillable)

TTSAO Sponsorship Opportunities Chart (v5)

TTSAO Agenda Feb 23rd, 2018

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What will the transportation Industry look like in 5 years?

There’s a question for you, what will transportation industry look like 5 years down the road? The person that can answer that question will be the person of the decade. The TTSAO (Truck Training School Association of Ontario) is attempting to answer that very question at their 3rd Annual Conference happening next week on February 28th. You can register for the conference through the link below.

2018 Conference Registration Form (fillable)

If we had a crystal ball showing the changes that will happen in the trucking industry I think it would be very confusing. Would it show trucks driving down the road with no drivers behind the wheel? Would it show an industry with a whole new set of regulations to combat the growing number of incidents on our roadways? Maybe it will be like a science fiction movie and show a desolate landscape with no drivers at all? At this point it is anybody’s guess as to what will happen so trying to answer that question will be a steep climb for anyone.

One thing we can tell you for sure is that the transportation industry is in a state of drastic change. Drivers are getting harder to find, industry regulations are causing people to question the future of the industry, and technology is far ahead of infrastructure. We are seeing it all right now. We have tests being done on self driving trucks. We have manufacturers taking orders and building technology driven trucks in the very near future speeding up the change in the industry. Yet on the other hand we are still falling behind in many important areas. The changes in regulations and Electronic Logging Devices have caused havoc with parking issues on the roads for drivers. We are still extending regulations on things like Citizen Band Radios (C.B) because no one is able to come up with technology to replace them or justify if having a C.B is even required. We seem to be in this middle of muddy waters and trying to find out which direction we should go.

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So the TTSAO will try to answer some of these questions next week at the annual conference and has brought in a top industry expert to help give us direction. Lou Smyrlis who has been reporting in the industry for many years will offer his insights into what the industry may look like in the next five years and where members of the industry should work on for the future. Should you focus on technology upgrades, recruiting more personnel, or get a better handle on regulations?

This is important information for any company involved in the transportation industry. If you would like to be part of the TTSAO’s 3rd Annual Conference on February 28th-March 1st the best place to start is on the TTSAO website on their conference page. http://ttsao.com/ttsao-conference/ , there are still a few seats left for this conference in Mississauga Ontario. Other topics included in the conference agenda are presentations on diversity in the workplace, bringing young people into the industry, and how insurance will affect the industry in the future. You can learn more at www.ttsao.com

About the Author

Bruce Outridge has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years. He is an author of the books Driven to Drive and Running By The Mile, and host of The Lead Pedal Podcast. TTSAO also known as the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario has certified member schools in the truck training vocation ensuring quality entry level drivers enter the transportation industry. To learn more about the TTSAO or to find a certified school in your area visit www.ttsao.com

Check out the agenda for the conference below:

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TTSAO Insurance Group Holds Town Hall Meeting at Conference

On February 28, from 2:30pm -3:30pm, the TTSAO Insurance Group welcomes you to attend a townhall meeting taking place on Day 1 of the TTSAO 3rd Annual Conference. Don’t miss your chance to come be heard and hear what’s driving your industry.

During the session those attending will learn about alternatives to Lisa Arseneautraditional insurance (i.e. captive programs). Also during the session, the TTSAO Insurance Group will be discussing key issues including driver eligibility, compliance and instructor certification.

We have included a short questionnaire to help develop the foundation of the meeting. Please click on the link to complete the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TRFQ5Y3

This is a FREE townhall for those attending the conference!

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