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Antique trucks coming to Seaforth

August 27, 2018 by elizabeth

SEAFORTH, Ont. — A new group calling itself Ontario Antique Trucks is about to stage the first of what it hopes will be an annual Vintage Truck Show. Restricted to trucks 20 years and older (no pickups, please), the event […]

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2018 Skills Ontario medal winners announced

May 15, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Skills Ontario took over the Toronto Congress Centre last week, and the results are in.

The annual showcase allows students in 68 trades to compete to be the best in the province in their field and included competitors in truck and coach programs from colleges across Ontario.

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It’s almost time for Truck World

March 12, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – Preparations are ramping up as Canada’s largest truck show – Truck World – heads to the International Centre in Toronto, running April 19-21. Produced by Newcom Media (owner of Today’s Trucking) and Deutsche Messe …

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TTSAO announces a ‘Touch a Truck’ hiring event for adults

February 28, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is trying to drive more people into the industry by hosting a “touch a truck” event for adults.

The group announced the event and sought marketing ideas for it during the carrier group townhall meeting at their annual conference.

The event – to be held in Mississauga, Ont. On May 26 – will be a hiring event focused on bringing in employees to all areas of the industry, not just drivers.

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Atlantic educational session handles hot topics

September 8, 2017 by elizabeth

TURO, NS – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is bringing its half-day cross-country educational sessions to Atlantic Canada.
Partnering with Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic, the group will be hosting the regional session as part of its educational tour of the country, Oct. 12.

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BC Trucking Association Training Calendar

February 4, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LANGLEY, BC – Following are upcoming training opportunities offered by the BC Trucking Association.

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Atlantic Truckers Honor Award Recipients at Annual Banquet

December 16, 2015 by sehui

DIEPPE, NB – Members and directors of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) recently came together for their annual banquet to honor five individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the trucking industry in Atlantic Canada.

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Fleet Maintenance Summit Returns to Truck World 2016

December 15, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON — Newcom Business Media Inc., publisher of Today’s Trucking, Truck News and Motortruck Fleet Maintenance magazines, has announced the relaunch of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit (CFMS) at Truck World next year.

In conjunction with the trucking technology testing organization, PIT Group, Newcom will bring together the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association (ATSSA), Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and the Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association (TMTA) for the first industry-wide supported CFMS to be held at Truck World, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the International Centre, Mississauga, ON.

Merging with the previous PIT Conference, this partnership will bring together the best expertise to ensure a successful CFMS, according to Newcom.

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PeopleNet, TMW Set Joint User Conference for 2016

December 11, 2015 by sehui

CLEVELAND, OH and MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Two leading providers of mobile fleet technology will be combining their separate annual user conferences into a single event in 2016.

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Toronto Truckers Set for Annual Christmas Dinner/Dance

November 11, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON — The Toronto Trucking Association (TTA) is getting ready for the holiday season with its annual Christmas dinner dance and charity fundraiser, but time is running out to register.

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Doing 90 Years In the Hammer

November 2, 2015 by Peter Carter

HAMILTON – – It’s the home of Ken Dryden, Dave Thomas, the first ever Timmie’s, and perhaps the only city in the world where a professional sports franchise finished at the top of their division only to go on strike just as the playoffs were about to begin.
The year was 1925; the team was the Hamilton Tigers. And rather than lose face in a labor dispute, the players walked out and thus the 1925 Stanley Cup went to the Victoria Cougars. And it was also the last year for the NHL in the city known as “The Hammer.”

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Don’t Miss Out! OTA’s Annual Convention This Week

November 2, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – One of the don’t miss events of the year in trucking is set to kick off later this week and there is still time to line up your reservation.

The 89th Annual Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Executive Conference is Nov. 4-5 in Toronto at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

“Our outstanding agenda and lineup of speakers will surely invigorate, motivate and educate,” says OTA. “We build on the successful theme of first-class networking, education and the always entertaining awards dinner attended by senior trucking executives from across the province and Canada.”

This year’s event also includes a bevy of big speakers.

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Paris Convoy Pulls in $52,000 for Special Olympics

October 26, 2015 by sehui

PARIS, ON — The Southern Ontario chapter of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics ran in Paris, ON the weekend of Oct. 17 when a total of 69 trucks made the 100 km loop from Paris to Ingersoll and back, raising $52,000 through pledges and sponsorships.

On-site raffle drawings, contests and promotions brought a few thousand more into the coffers.

This was the Paris Convoy’s 11th year. Total donations to Special Olympics from this one source topped $580,000 with this year’s tally.

Each year a few dozen such events take place in cities across North America, including five in Canada, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid Special Olympics athletes in their quest for self-fulfillment and maybe even a few medals at sporting events.

The Paris Convoy ran a month late this year due to some organizing challenges. In fact, the event almost didn’t happen, but some heroic last minute efforts pulled everything together in less than a month.

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Space Running Out for OTA Executive Conference

October 22, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON — One of the premier trucking events in Canada is just around the corner and time is running out to join in. Nov. 4-5 at the Ritz Carlton marks the 89th annual Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Executive Conference. This year’s event will build on the successful theme of first-class networking, education and the entertaining awards dinner attended by senior trucking executives from across the province and Canada, according to the group.

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Can’t Attend Logistics Conference? Register for Webcasts

October 13, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – A provider of trucking industry online professional courses, certifications and webinars has opened registration for the webcast presentations of the CITT Canada Logistics Conference 2015.