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Hamilton Fleet Safety Council shows proud support at 26th Annual Conference

The Hamilton Niagara  Chapter of the Fleet Safety Council showed Fleet Safety Council 26th Conferenceup in strong numbers at the 26th annual conference. Not only were there many members in attendance but many were also involved in presenting and sponsoring the conference. Member Bruce Outridge offered a workshop on creating content for safety programs and Jodi Burness was involved on a legal panel to round out the afternoon sessions. many of the sponsors such as The Guarantee Insurance Company, Ontario Truck Driving School, Fleet-Tax Services, Old Republic Insurance, CPC Logistics, and DriverCheck all were sponsors of the conference. Mike Lotakow and Sheila Land who were the safety award winners were also in attendance.

Congratulations to the Hamilton members for showing up in strong numbers and the Fleet Safety Council for putting on another good conference. make sure you join us for the 27th annual conference next year.

Here are some pictures from the conference:

About the Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council is part of the Fleet Safety Council of Ontario and promotes safety within the workplace and transportation industry. To learn more about the Chapter visit their website at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

Ontario Truck Driving School (OTDS) joins the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) -Press Release

London Ontario – Ontario Truck Driving School (OTDS) joins the Professional  Truck Driver

Institute (PTDI).

Founded in 1978, Ontario Truck Driving School’s programs are designed for the entire industry. There are now seven locations through the Windsor/Sarnia/Niagara Corridor with Head Office located in London Ontario. Training is delivered by qualified over the road & in the field instructors who have experienced the challenges you may encounter as a new driver. Throughout the years, thousands of men and women have successfully obtained employment and began careers driving commercial  vehicles.

Gus Rahim, President of Ontario Truck Driving School, is pleased to announce the PTDI certification standard programs are now being offered. The added value of the PTDI certification standard further secures our student’s opportunities, and provides Carriers with a strong consistent skill set of new hires.

A founding member and past president of the Truck Training School Association  of Ontario (TTSAO), Mr. Rahim acknowledges  the added value ofPTDI certifications  bring to the students, carriers, and insurance providers.

Jim Campbell, OTDS Branch Manager, sees the addition ofPTDI as the perfect fit. We so often hear of the commercial driver shortage in North America, in fact what we have is a shortage of “professional” commercial drivers. PTDI and curriculum providing TTSAO standards will ensure Ontario Truck Driving School Graduates will continue to be the driving force.

PTDI is a national, nonprofit organization established for the twofold purpose of developing  uniform industry skill, curriculum,  and certification  standards for entry-level  truck driver training and motor carrier driver finishing programs, and certifYing entry-level truck driver training courses at public and private schools and driver finishing programs at carriers for compliance  with PTDI standards PTDI is based in Alexandria Virginia http://www.ptdi.org/.

For more information  you contact Gus Rahim President of the Ontario Truck Driving School

1800-799- JOBS (5627) Ext 227 or by email at: gusrahim@otds.com. www.otds.com.