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
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