Time Running Out to Be Part of Inaugural Council Summit


There is less than a week remaining to sign up for OTA’s much anticipated Council Summit in Toronto on June 22. Just about every topical trucking issue will be covered through various sessions and workshops. Don’t delay – space is almost full!

Check out a preview of just a few workshops on the agenda for you and your staff:

Risk Management & Carrier-Freight Broker Contracts

What does your agreement between you and your freight broker say? Are there terms contained in this agreement that you as a carrier are not comfortable with? What are other carriers doing about these clauses?

At the upcoming, Matthew Yeshin, Marsh Canada will review a carrier-broker contract that has gained traction in the marketplace and share his thoughts on what this contract means for the carrier and freight broker community. Topics like collection and cargo loss rights will be discussed. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions.

Following Marsh Canada’s presentation Mike McCarron, President, Left Lane Associates will moderate a conversation regarding broker-carrier relations in 2016 with OTA Board members David Carruth, CEO, One for Freight and Mark Bylsma, Spring Creek Carriers; Marcia Robitaille, Executive Vice President of Operations – North America, TRAFFIC TECH, INC; and, Luca Torresan –Effective Logistical Solutions –Managing Partner.

To register for this event click here.

The Anatomy of a US Truck Accident-From Catastrophic Loss through Trial

Everyone has read or heard about the experiences of carriers who suffer a catastrophic loss in the US – but what if it happens to you?

James Girman,  founding shareholder, Pion, Nerone, Girman, Winslow & Smith P.C. will be speaking about how to handle a catastrophic loss, step-by-step from the day of the accident onward.

Girman’s workshop will be part of the Compliance and Freight Policy Session agenda and include an overview of pre-suit activity, what to expect once a suit is filed (driver deposition and company representative deposition) and how to prepare for trial.

Click here to register and identify the Compliance and Freight Policy Session to be part of this session.

Changes at the Border That Can Cost You Or Improve Your Bottom Line

Are you ready to move in-transit through the US?  Have you been receiving ACI AMPS penalties?  Wonder what the new Gordie Howe Bridge in Windsor will look like?

This is an excellent opportunity to learn what is changing at the border at how it will impact your operations.  Three separate sessions will focus on major border issues, such as CA-US-CA in transits, ACI Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPS), upcoming regulatory changes, the Gordie Howe bridge and live wait time technology to help you plan your routes.

Click here to register and be sure to identify the Cross-border Council workshop to be part of this event.

Stop the Threat of Cargo Theft! The Latest Security & Prevention Tips to Prevent Becoming a Victim

Why should you care about the growing problem of cargo crime? Cargo crime is one of the most lucrative criminal activities in Canada, and thieves are becoming more organized and sophisticated than ever before.  Estimates put the cost of cargo crime to the industry at upwards of $5 billion dollars.  This workshop at the upcoming OTA Councils Summit on June 22 will give you the goods on the tools, trends and tips needed to secure and protect your operations.

As part of the much anticipated Summit in Toronto, OTA will present two panel sessions that feature industry experts from the carrier, law enforcement, software -infrastructure and personnel community.

Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Legalization

The federal government has announced its intention to legalize marijuana. This session focuses on how this change affects roadside enforcement in Canada and the United States, hiring practices and impacts on carriers’ ability to manage safety sensitive positions. Come listen to Barb Butler (President, Barb Butler & Associates), Dr. Barry Kurtzer (M.D), and Ross Wells (Gowling WLG Canada).

To register click here and identify the Labour Council session to be part of this event.

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