It’s hard to believe that it is already July. Time sure does have a way of not only marching on, but sometimes, sprinting on! I looked
back at my last article and was reminded of all of the upcoming industry events that I was attending. They were everything and more than what I was hoping for and am pleasantly surprised how each and every one of these events have furthered our industry.
Now, I’m excited and looking forward to even more conferences, seminars and events that are upcoming. I think it’s imperative, as I mentioned in April’s article, that we not only attend these events, but actively participate! I am part of an eligibility platform called MEE (Making Eligibility Easy) for recruiting and qualifying drivers. MEE had the opportunity to not only attend The PMTC (Private Motor Truck Council) annual conference this year, but we also sponsored the awards dinner. What a great event! It was well attended and I even learned a few things from the presenters and exhibitors.
Another series of meetings I have been attending is with the TTSAO (Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario). These folks are really doing it right. They are passionate advocates for building safer, compliant, career minded drivers for our industry. As an insurance broker, this is a huge focus for me. If we could harvest from these schools, best in class drivers, the industry as a whole will benefit. As will the general road traveling public. As a member of the TTSAO, I hope to assist in bringing together premier transportation insurance companies to see the value in what we are doing. Much like when we were introducing the Apprenticeship Program, it is very important to have insurers on side with our vision and goals of producing the kind of drivers our industry needs to thrive and be safe. I will keep you posted on our progress, and if any of our readers would like to weigh in on our plan, please feel free to contact me. I would like to hear what you have to say.
Well, that’s it for me this month. I’m hitting the road to visit with clients from Mississauga to Windsor this week. I will be sharing the road with the many men and women that make me proud to belong to such a great industry. Safe travels and have a wonderful and Happy Summer ALL!
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