The place to be if your in trucking is in Indianapolis, Indiana on Tuesday June 28th at the Westin Hotel. The Carrier/School Summit will kick off the Workforce Builders Conference (WFBCON) at 3 pm.
There is no better place to be to hear what is transpiring in the training industry in North America for Professional Commercial Drivers. This summit is specific and ideal for North American public and private schools and for hire and private fleets of all sizes.
Let’s face it folks, carriers and schools working together is just good business! According to FMCSA and the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) in North America 60,000 people express an interest in becoming a

Kim Richardson
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Professional Truck Driver every month. Unfortunately only a small fraction of them do. Why is this? Is it the industry brand? Is governments not aware of the opportunities for people in transportation? Not enough funding for clients who want to become Professional Drivers? Maybe it a combination of all of the above and other barriers as well.

Topics to be covered during the panel members from the United States and Canada will include:

– the challenges faced by schools and carriers when working together
– examples of a successful school/carrier relationship and how to achieve it
– best practices for finding and keeping the best students suited for a career in truck driving
– helping carriers understand the benefits of hiring from schools associated with PTDI, CVTA, NAPFDTS and TTSAO
– getting funding for CDL training

If your involved in the transportation industry you will want to mark your calendar and register for the WFBCON. It is affordable and anything that the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is involved in will be a first class. This summit will feature intensive workshops for recruitment and retention, correcting causes for turnover, retention through engagement, the recruiting pipeline, maximizing the driver lead funnel, what women want in a trucking work environment-a recruiting guide and much, much more. The summit will also feature best selling author and speaker, Kerry L. Johnson – How To Recruit, Hire and Retain Great People and Keynote Speaker, Patty Cox – former global head of automotive marketing solutions at LinkedIn. Her focus will be to take you on a journey and a fresh look at trucking – related human resources issues with a vision beyond traditional strategies to inject new ideas into your hiring, recruiting, training and retention practices. Patty will also talk about recruiting drivers, retaining current employees who also contribute to hiring goals, and branding your company to be an employer of choice.
Our businesses, KRTS Transportation Specialist inc. Transrep Inc. and The Rear View Mirror are very excited to be attending and participating in this new conference and applaud TCA in taking a fresh approach to look at human resources issues with this new annual conference designed to address recruiting and engagement, fleet management, hiring, related best practices and strategic ideas under the WFBCON.
If your anywhere in North America and your in transportation you should be or have representation from your companies at will be a great educational event that will improve your business. To register go to
I hope to see you there!

Safe driving,

Kim Richardson

About the Author
Kim Richardson has been in the transportation industry for 33 years. Currently he is the President of KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. a multiple award winning family owned and operated business. Under the KRTS group of Businesses is Transrep Inc. and The Rear View Mirror. Kim is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Truck Training Association of Ontario (TTSAO), Board of Director of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). He is the past Chairman of the Board and current board member of Allied Trade Division of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and past founding director of the Owner Operators Association of Canada (OBAC). Kim is a proud husband, dad, grandpa and loves his community, Caledonia, Ontario.

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