2nd Annual OTA Council Summit – June 21, 2017
One-of-a-kind industry event to make your business more profitable and efficient
What’s new in the world of trucking operations, customs/border and HR/labour issues? Only one industry event covers all the latest developments and networking opportunities under one roof!
The inaugural OTA Council Day in 2016 was a huge success, attended by over 300 industry professionals looking to make their businesses more efficient and profitable. This year’s sequel, set for June 21 at the Westin Toronto Airport hotel, promises to be even bigger and better. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to network with professionals in your field and learn about the latest on ELDs, GHG regs, enforcement trends, AMPS penalties and new border initiatives, marijuana legalization, accident liability – and tons more.
This year we are also featuring Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) 101 & Mandatory Entry Level Training 101. Both these half-day sessions are geared towards carriers who have not yet transitioned to ELDs or prepared for MELT.
The three council sessions run concurrently, so we encourage you to bring a co-worker from another department to cover all the topics. Flying solo? No problem. Just register for any one session to help us organize seating, but feel free to bounce around and sit in on any council sessions throughout the day.
This full-day, low cost event features a networking continental breakfast, buffet lunch and numerous expert speakers.
OTA also extended this opportunity to Indo Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) carrier members. If you work for a motor carrier, but are not a member of either OTA or ICCC, don’t sweat it – you can still participate. Please click here and complete the ‘request to register’ page. Non-OTA supplier members will only be registered if they join the association. Click here for more info on joining OTA.
For a glimpse of the jam-packed lineup of sessions and speakers, see below:
Compliance and Freight Policy Council
The Anatomy of a US Truck Accident-From Catastrophic Loss through Trial (morning session) – Trucking Industry Defense Association;
Dealing with Real Time Data: The Pro’s/Con’s and Expectations on Fleets – Trucking Industry Defense Association;
Update and implications of GHG Regulations Phase II – US EPA & Environment and Climate Change Canada;
Enforcement Trends in Michigan, New York and Ontario – New York and Michigan State Police, Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation;
Technical, Operational and Enforcement Policy side of ELD’s in the U.S. and Canada – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and ELD Suppliers;
The Modernized MTO: Where we are and where MTO is going — Ontario Ministry of Transportation;
Marijuana Legalization and Medical Marijuana: Overview of the impacts of legalization for employers and related compliance materials –Trucking HR Canada & Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP
WSIB Briefing: Rate framework, premium rates, the premature displacement of financial and sustainability concerns, and likely political direction – L.A. Liversidge, LL.B
Employee – Employer Relationships: Determining independent contractor status for owner-operators – Employment & Social Development Canada.
The Anatomy of a US Truck Accident-From Catastrophic Loss through Trial (afternoon session) – Trucking Industry Defense Association
Federal Legislative Overview: Outline of several coming legislative changes that will impact carriers – Employment & Social Development Canada
CTA Update: Recent findings and strategy discussion on labour market conditions, wages & recruitment and retention from across Canada – CTA staff
The boys of summer are back! Join us and cheer them on.
On Wednesday, June 28th, OTA will be hosting OTA Baseball Day in the Summit Suite box at the Rogers Centre. Watch the heavy hitting Blue Jays take on the Baltimore Orioles while enjoying some great food, drinks and networking opportunities. Early Bird price is $180.00/person. After May 1st price goes up to $205.00/person. Limited tickets available. Maximum of 10 tickets per company. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $675.00. Don’t wait! This event will be the hottest ticket in town!
First pitch is at 7:07pm. Don’t miss this Grand Slam offer!
Ladies and gentlemen, Start your engines! Whether it’s two or 18, truckers know their wheels. Come prove it at OTA’s third annual cross-Ontario rally for bikes, hot-rod and classic car enthusiasts within the trucking industry. This one-of-a-kind, moderately-routed adventure ride through the hills and valleys of Ontario will kick-off from various starting points across the province. The ride ends at Hockley Valley Resort in Mono, ON for a show ‘n shine, BBQ and drinks, relaxation and networking. Stay overnight and enjoy the resort’s golf and other adventures the next day. (a portion of the proceeds will go to the OTA Education Foundation).
Location: Beginning at various points across Ontario and ending at Hockley Valley Resort, Mono, ON.
Registration opening soon!
OTA’s Annual Fall Golf Classic – Sept. 19, 2017
OTA’s Annual Fall Golf Classic is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville.
The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) was founded in 1926, and provides services and public policy advocacy for trucking companies hauling freight into, out of and within the Province of Ontario. OTA is the only trucking association in Ontario that represents all segments of the industry - for-hire carriers, private carriers, intermodal, suppliers, etc. » More...
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