Mandatory Entry Level Driver Training Panel Members Announced for the TTSAO Conference

February 6th, 2017 – Hamilton, ON – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) continues to release details about their upcoming 2nd annual conference, “Striving for Excellence in Training”, scheduled for February 15th and 16th, 2017 at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation in Mississauga Ontario.

As part of their full agenda for the conference the TTSAO has announced that the Conference Master of Ceremonies John G. Smith, Editor of Today’s Trucking will also be hosting a panel on one of the years biggest TTSAO Logotopics, Mandatory Entry Level Driver Training (MELT).

Charlie Charalambous, TTSAO Conference Chair says “without a doubt this is one of the hottest issues in our industry today. We have assembled a team of panelists that will educate those who participate and share their opinions and advice so your companies can benefit from the information. Those attending are sure to gain valuable insight and knowledge to make informed decisions that will affect every segment of the trucking industry.”

The TTSAO has arranged for representation from the Provincial Government to provide conference delegates with an update on MELT. With representation from Insurance, Associations and Carriers included in this panel will be David Goruk from Northbridge Insurance, Garth Pitzel of Bison Transport, Mike Millian representing the Private Motor Truck Council and Rolf VanderZwaag from the Ontario Trucking Association.

The conference is once again laid out in a two-day format; day one will include a TTSAO Carrier Group Meeting, a TTSAO Board of Directors’ Meeting (Directors only) followed followed by the Association’s Annual General Meeting which is open to all members and those who are thinking of joining. After the General Meeting, there will be an Industry Networking Event and registrants will be able to visit companies and sponsors who are participating in the trade show. A full day of exciting presentations and panels will take place on Day 2.

Don’t miss out on this great event – TTSAO Members and Associate Members for only $199.00 plus HST
per registrant and $249.00 plus HST for non-TTSAO Members.

If you are a non-TTSAO member who would like to join the TTSAO and attend the conference please
contact Kim Richardson, TTSAO Chairman of the Board, to discuss a special discounted rate.

The conference registration form, agenda, sponsorship details and more information are available at
For more information, please contact:

Kim Richardson – Chairman, TTSAO – KRTS office – 1-800-771-8171 x 201 or cell – 905-512-0254 or by
email at

Charlie Charalambous – Director of Public Relations, TTSAO –


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