FROM THE ED­I­TOR’S DESK

In­ter­na­tional Road­check is the largest tar­geted en­force­ment pro­gram on com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses in­spected, on av­er­age, ev­ery minute in Canada, the United States and Mex­ico dur­ing a 72-hour pe­riod.

Road Today - - Contents - Manan Gupta Ed­i­tor @gup­ta­manan

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

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Trucking HR Canada for host­ing another suc­cess­ful Women with Drive Sum­mit in Toronto fo­cus­ing on strate­gies for re­cruit­ing, re­tain­ing and men­tor­ing women in Canada’s trucking in­dus­try. As a na­tional part­ner­ship-based or­ga­ni­za­tion, Trucking HR Canada does a com­mend­able job in pro­mot­ing the pro­vi­sion of safe, se­cure, ef­fi­cient, and pro­fes­sional trucking ser­vices in Canada.

The On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice ( OPP) are re­port­ing that 2016 marked the fourth con­sec­u­tive year that inat­ten­tive driv­ers were be­hind the high­est num­ber of lives lost on Opp-pa­trolled roads over the other main causal fac­tors in road fa­tal­i­ties, known as the “Big Four” (dis­tracted driv­ing, speed­ing, im­paired driv­ing and fail­ure to buckle up). We re­quest our read­ers to con­duct re­spon­si­bly and take a firm stand against those who en­dan­ger their lives by us­ing their cell phones or en­gag­ing in other forms of dis­trac­tions be­hind the wheel. Keep­ing our roads, com­mu­ni­ties, and fam­i­lies safe starts and ends with each of us. Let us do our part in mak­ing safety a pri­or­ity.

The Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Safety Al­liance’s ( CVSA) 30th an­nual In­ter­na­tional Road­check will take place June 6-8, 2017. Over a 72hour pe­riod, Cvsa-cer­ti­fied com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cle in­spec­tors in ju­ris­dic­tions through­out North Amer­ica will con­duct in­spec­tions of com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cles and their driv­ers. This year’s fo­cus is cargo se­cure­ment. The cam­paign is a CVSA pro­gram with par­tic­i­pa­tion by the U.S. Fed­eral Mo­tor Car­rier Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Cana­dian Coun­cil of Mo­tor Trans­port Ad­min­is­tra­tors, Trans­port Canada, and the Sec­re­tar­iat of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Trans­porta­tion (Mex­ico). Since its in­cep­tion, more than 1.5 mil­lion road­side in­spec­tions have been con­ducted dur­ing the an­nual cam­paigns.

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. At­ten­dance is free but seat­ing is limited. Pre-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. En­try and park­ing is al­ways com­pli­men­tary.

En­joy the spring weather! Al­ways re­mem­ber; road safety starts with you!

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