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Gordie Howe International Bridge from Windsor to Detroit. Photo: GHIB
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TTSAO taking a Quantum Leap at February 29th conference

Safety, profitability, technology at 31st annual event

The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is encouraging industry members to take “a quantum leap into the future,” at its February 29th conference, says president Philip Fletcher.

“We selected the date, leap year February 29th, very consciously,” Fletcher notes.

“There are so many ways that our members and our industry can and will be taking great leaps forward this year. These areas include technology; awareness of safety; and the renewed appreciation of how important a profitable Trucking industry is to the entire North American economy. These are all opportunities pointing to a quantum leap forward for all of us, together.”

The conference this year will be held once again at the Lion’s Head Golf and Country Club in Brampton with a conference room package available at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Mississauga.

Instructors and trainees at a Heavy G training session. DriverVerified will present information on the brand-new training program for G-license drivers.
Photo: DriverVerified

Keynote speaker Heather Grondin will bring a multi-media update on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, which is a once-in-a-generation undertaking. To highlight the exceptional nature of this massive international infrastructure accomplishment, TTSAO has acquired a number of pieces of Gordie Howe memorabilia which will be sold through Silent Auction. Proceeds will go to fund production of educational materials in support of Truckers’ personal safety in potentially dangerous or violent situations.

Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Prabmeet Sarkaria has confirmed his attendance and will bring greetings.

Illustrating one of the first and most important quantum leaps of 2024, Caleb Krahn of DriverVerified will share information on the recent “Heavy G” training program launched jointly by TTSAO and DriverVerified.

PJ Barkley of Impirica Solutions will present the newest information on the ExceleRATE proactive driver risk evaluation program and also DriveABLE a tool that measures cognitive impairment of medically at-risk drivers.

“Last year was a big event, a great accomplishment in that we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario and all the work this organization has done over the decades to make our roads safer, our industry better and our members more successful,” says Ken Adams, board chair of the TTSAO.

“We are not resting on our laurels. There is a lot of work yet to be done, possibly some of the most important work in the TTSAO’s history. We are up for the job, and ready to take a ‘quantum’ leap to achieve significant improvements in every area.”

For more information on the February 29th event, visit this link.