TRANSPORTATION MINISTER PRESENTED HON’ STEVEN DEL DUCA AWARD’ WITH ‘ROAD TODAY LEADERSHIP
The 9th Annual Road Today Show & Job Fair held at the Brampton Soccer Centre on Saturday, May 27th was well attended by the community and industry participants. The event featured many activities of interest for attendees’ young and old, including trade show, outside display, job fair, road safety awareness, kids entertainment, giveaways and lots more.
The prestigious ‘ Road Today Leadership Award 2017’ was presented to Hon’ Steven Del Duca, Vaughan MPP and Ontario’s Minister of Transportation. He was recognized for his dedicated public service, community involvement, commitment and vision towards promoting road safety in Ontario. The Minister was acknowledged for his leadership in creating better opportunities for a safer & thriving trucking industry since appointed Ontario’s Minister of Transportation in 2014. Some of the major policy decisions taken under his tenure include implementing Mandatory Entry Level Training ( MELT) for Tractor- Trailer Drivers, Fairer Compliance in Excavation, Aggregate Sectors amongst others.
The award ceremony was presided by MPP Harinder Malhi ( Brampton - Springdale), MPP Vic Dhillon ( Brampton West), Harkirat Singh ( Peel School Board Trustee), Brian Patterson ( President, & CEO Ontario Safety League) and many distinguished guests from the industry.
Congratulatory messages towards a successful event were sent in by Hon’ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne. Members of Parliament Sonia Sidhu ( Brampton South), Kamal Khera ( Brampton West), Raj Grewal ( Brampton East), Brampton Councillors Jeff Bowman, John Sprovieri, former MP Gurbax Singh Malhi, former Councillor John Sanderson and Kim Richardson ( Chair - TTSAO) also marked their presence during the day.
Major sponsors of the event included South Asian Trucking Association of Canada, Texis Truck Exhaust, Ideal Logistics, Trukademy, Diesel Truck Centre, MPI Print, Smart Trucker and more.
The Road Today Show management thanks the patronage received from the industry and community. Planning for the mega 10th edition in 2018 is now underway with many excited additions to benefit visitors and industry stakeholders. Stay tuned!
For event pictures, visit www. facebook. com/ roadtoday
We found the experience at the 9th annual Road Today Show extremely valuable and very professional run. Those who attended were extremely focused on bettering their own career and the trucking industry as a whole. I was very impressed, it was truly a top notch show. I and my staff will definitely be returning next year. Robert Scheper, President, THR Management Systems/ Making Your Miles Count
ONTARIO’S TRANSPORTATION MINISTER HON’ STEVEN DEL DUCA RECEIVING THE ‘ROAD TODAY LEADERSHIP AWARD’ IN BRAMPTON. PHOTO BY HANS JANZEN