FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

With the grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of Face­book, Twit­ter, In­sta­gram, Snapchat and other so­cial me­dia sites, it’s im­por­tant to be care­ful about how much in­for­ma­tion we share, where, and with whom. Cana­di­ans lose mil­lions of dol­lars every year from these kinds of v

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TThanks for your con­tin­ued pa­tron­age to our award-win­ning mag­a­zine serv­ing Canada’s mul­ti­cul­tural trans­porta­tion in­dus­try! In­side you will find the lat­est de­vel­op­ments and up­dates re­lated to the in­dus­try plus all the reg­u­lar columns and fea­tures.

The Indo-canada Chamber of Commerce ( ICCC) and the On­tario Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (OTA) have signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MOU) which en­ables both groups to forge a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial re­la­tion­ship for their re­spec­tive mem­bers as well as co-mar­ket­ing ed­u­ca­tional events to at­tract lead­ers in the truck­ing in­dus­try. This agree­ment will en­hance the re­la­tion­ship be­tween OTA mem­ber car­ri­ers and trans­porta­tion com­pa­nies in the South Asian com­mu­nity. This is a first step to­wards more op­por­tu­ni­ties to col­lab­o­rate and we heartily wel­come this an­nounce­ment.

The Gov­ern­ment of Canada is work­ing closely with the Gov­ern­ment of On­tario and Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to in­vest in im­por­tant tran­sit ini­tia­tives that will strengthen com­mu­ni­ties across On­tario by grow­ing the mid­dle-class, fos­ter­ing long-term pros­per­ity and get­ting Cana­di­ans to their daily ac­tiv­i­ties on time and home at the end of the day. We wel­come the re­cent an­nounce­ments and projects to­wards build­ing an af­ford­able and ef­fi­cient pub­lic tran­sit in­fra­struc­ture that meets the needs of Cana­di­ans now and for gen­er­a­tions to come.

March is Fraud Preven­tion Month and we en­cour­age all read­ers to get in­formed about fraud and how they can pro­tect them­selves. Fraud is a crime that threat­ens every Cana­dian, re­gard­less of their ed­u­ca­tion, age or in­come. From Jan­uary 2014 to De­cem­ber 2016, it is es­ti­mated that Cana­di­ans lost over $290 mil­lion to fraud­sters. Do look out for our in­for­ma­tive mes­sages sent via so­cial and elec­tronic me­dia through­out the month aimed to pro­tect you from fraud­sters.

The Smart Trucker sem­i­nar series pre­sented by Road To­day Me­dia Group and Bruce Outridge En­ter­prises is aimed to help driv­ers and owner op­er­a­tors be­come suc­cess­ful at their po­si­tions and busi­nesses. The 2017 series will kick off on April 11th in Mis­sis­sauga where in­dus­try vet­eran and On­tario Road Knight Guy Brod­er­ick will be our key­note speaker. We look for­ward to bring­ing to­gether an in­for­ma­tive event. At­ten­dance is free but reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and can be done at www.road­to­day.com/smart­trucker

The 9th An­nual Road To­day Show & Job Fair will be or­ga­nized at the Soc­cer Cen­tre in Bramp­ton on Satur­day, May 27th. Like pre­vi­ous years, there will be plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing trade show, job fair, kids & fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment and lots more. Space book­ing is in progress and we greatly ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port of in­dus­try part­ners.

Plan ahead, be pre­pared and drive safe. Al­ways re­mem­ber; some­one home is wait­ing for you.

Manan Gupta Editor @gup­ta­manan

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