Do you have an instructor worthy of becoming Instructor of the Year? If so use the form below to enter them into the nomination. If you would like to see what the last recipient thought about the award listen to this interview with award winner Joe Teixeira from Rosedale Transport.
Quest Consulting will be supplying the lanyards for the 5th Annual TTSAO Conference. Quest Consulting works closely with TTSAO to keep things running in the background and has been vital to helping out with things like the annual conference. Thank you Quest Consulting for your support.
Women can do it! That was the message at a recent event talking about leadership for women in the trucking industry. The event was a traveling road show by Trucking HR Canada and sponsored by TransCore Link Logistics to help women improve their careers by offering information on what successful women in the industry have done to reach the career heights. The panel of women included Claudia Milicevic of TransCore Link Logistics, Tracy Clayson of In-Transit Personnel, and Stephanie Carruth of One for Freight. All of these ladies have reached executive levels within the transportation industry.
Although the room was filled with industry professionals for the most part the message wasn’t just about trucking. Women make good leaders and the information on how they got there is good information for everyone. A common theme with all the panelists was that women have to get themselves out there and push themselves to network. Doing this is one way to gain confidence and even though it may seem scary at first knowing that attending events and meeting other leaders on a level playing field is paramount to growing your career. Claudia Milicevic constantly mentioned that “Failure was not an option” meaning if you want to grow your career you have to do things that may be uncomfortable, but will help your career grow. That sentiment was echoed by all women on the panel. Other messages included not taking yourself so seriously, know what you’re doing, and not being afraid to ask with confidence for projects that will help your career.
The event was a mix of panel discussion and networking event for women and the transportation industry. Payments made for the event went to the Children’s Wish Foundation as there was a charge for the event. I think all in attendance got a positive message from the panel and information we can all use in our everyday lives and careers. Women are stepping up to the plate more and more in many industries and I think this is good for all of us. It shouldn’t matter what the gender, if a person has the qualifications and aptitude for the job it is worth it for them to be considered. Well done ladies!
About the Author
Bruce Outridge has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years. He is the author of the books Driven to Drive, 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
Staebler Insurance’s Lisa Arseneau has been a member of the truck Training School Association of Ontario for many years and has been a keen sponsor of the conference over the years. She talks about the benefits of the conference and why she believes sponsoring the conference is important.
Joseph Haulage has joined the TTSAO Carrier family. Welcome Joseph Haulage to the family.
The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada is holding their second annual Bridging the Barrier Event in Mississauga. You can learn more and register for the event through the links below.
Link to the event https://www.womenstruckingfederationofcanada.net/bridging-the-barriers/
Registration cut off is Aug 23rd . Registration can be done online or by downloading the pdf version Link to Register https://www.womenstruckingfederationofcanada.net/register-to-attend-bridging-the-barriers/
Can be completed online or by downloading the pdf version Link for sponsorship opportunities https://www.womenstruckingfederationofcanada.net/sponsor-bridging-the-barriers/
Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/660715174388540/
Book your hotel accommodations (before Aug 9th) to get our reserved rates. You can book online at https://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/Y/YYZMTGI-U52-20190905/index.jhtml?fbclid=IwAR0dskvW6O3NTcWdrqdtqtGU4Wqket6pT_EAiYAN5HlKfERnQBHlAD6U7L4
The TTSAO would like to welcome Concrete Ontario as a new Associate Member with the association.
Concrete Ontario (Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario) was formed in 1959 to act in the best interest of Ontario’s ready mixed concrete producers and the industry in general. It is fully funded by the membership (Active and Associate) and provides a broad range of services designed to benefit its members and the industry in general.
Concrete Ontario provides a world class plant certification to all its members. The Association is active in a number of areas of the industry including new concrete and admixture technologies, education and training of our clients, environmental stewardship and ongoing partnerships with many industry partners.
Contact: Bart Kanters – President
Address: 1 Prologis Blvd – Suite 102B Mississauga ON L5W 0G2
May 21, 2019
REMINDER – Last Chance to Register: The TTSAO Carrier Group will be holding a meeting on Thursday May 23, 2019 at Linamar Corporation in Guelph at 700 Woodlawn Road from 8:30am to 9:30am. The meeting is free of charge to attend and is open to all carriers, for hire and private. The agenda will include an overview of the new TTSAO auditing and oversight program as well as a proposed marketing initiative for recruiting people into the training industry.
Following the auditing and overview portion of the meeting the TTSAO Carrier Group will be featuring a session called “How We Do It, A Carrier’s Perspective”. This session will have three for hire and private carriers each presenting on recruiting, interviewing, road testing and on-boarding entry level drivers. In this session carrier representatives will share their thoughts on how they are recruiting, and on-boarding entry level students recently graduated from commercial driver training schools.
After the 3 presentations the carriers will gather as a panel and there will be an open Q/A moderated by Guy Broderick, Chairman of the TTSAO Carrier Group.
During the general session an update will also be provided on the recently introduced TTSAO auditing and oversight program which is managed by the TTSAO Insurance Group. This recently implemented auditing process, for both new prospective members and existing TTSAO members, who operate commercial truck driving schools has been launched with success. Lisa Arseneau, Chairperson of the TTSAO Insurance Group, will provide an overview of the program to-date.
The meeting for the TTSAO Carrier Group is for Carriers only is scheduled for 8:30 – 9:30am
The general session will take place from 10 am to noon and is open to anyone in the industry who would like to attend.
For more information contact: