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TTSAO instructor of the Year Nomination Information

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.

Joe Teixeira-Instructor of the Year 2019
Instructor of the Year Award Sponsor

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Concrete Ontario Supplies Lunch at TTSAO Conference in 2020

Concrete Ontario has signed on as the lunch sponsor for the 5th Annual TTSAO Conference in February 2020. Thank you to Concrete Ontario for making sure attendees will be fed properly at the 5th annual TTSAO Conference.

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Truckers Against Trafficking to Present at TTSAO December General Meeting

The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) will
be hosting a general meeting for their members, industry guests and stakeholders from 10 am – 12 noon on Wednesday December 11th, 2019 at Lionhead Golf and Conference Centre.

The TTSAO is pleased to announce that part of the agenda will include an awareness presentation by Heather Fry, Canadian Director of Truckers Against Trafficking, and Jim Dimech of Praxair Canada Inc. who will provide a carrier’s perspective and speak about the importance of trucking companies getting

Hope to see you there!

Read the full press release here!

Seating is limited for this meeting so if you would like to attend please email ttsao@ttsao.com or call
(705) 280-5577.

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TTSAO Meets with Transportation Minister

On October 22nd the TTSAO met with Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney and her staff to discuss a variety of topics. The Minister and her staff were provided with a history of previous meetings with the Auditor General and previous Ministers of Transportation. Some of the key issues discussed were: 

  • Lack of consistency with MELT and the need for MELT to be extended to all license classes
  • The need for Instructor Certification
  • Concerns with Advanced Standing
  • Entry level drivers testing on automatic transmissions
  • The TTSAO Pre-Qualification/ Requalification Program
  • Our concerns with the MTO stakeholder meetings not continuing
  • Next steps and other planned meetings
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Overall the meeting was very positive and the Minister and her staff will review the supporting documentation provided. We look forward to continuing our meetings with government on behalf of the TTSAO Members and will continue to provide updates as new information is available. 

Thank you

Kim Richardson, 

TTSAO President

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TTSAO Position on Advanced Standing

The TTSAO has been involved since the beginning of MELT sitting on numerous industry stakeholders groups as well as attending numerous meetings and consultations with other associations and government.

After completing a review and doing our due diligence on the current advanced standing process, it was agreed the TTSAO would support, along with the industry stakeholders group, introducing a temporary moratorium and recommend a full review of advanced standing for AZ to be completed. 

Two key issues the TTSAO would like the Ministry of Transportation and the Provincial government to focus on is Instructor Certification and DZ Mandatory Entry Level Training.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 905 512 0254 or via email at kim@ttsao.com

Thank you,

Kim Richardson – President

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