You asked for more and we delivered! We know in this business
environment it's difficult to keep up with the rapidly changing
regulations and shifting business trends so the Ontario Trucking
Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance teamed up with GE Capital
once again to serve up the most diverse and comprehensive webinar series
lineup in the transportation industry. Click here to download the
For the low price of a $500 (member) Season Pass, you
get full access to all 73 webinars already scheduled for 2013, plus any
number of extra sessions we add throughout the year as new topical
issues emerge. Your pass buys you a single username and password,
meaning you can fill a boardroom with everyone at your office or
terminal and join sessions that interest a wide-variety of employees and
co-workers. If your company requires multiple usernames and passwords
for other locations across the country, no problem - it's just $100 more
for each additional log-in.
For returning Seasons Pass holders, renew by January
25th and receive a 10% discount and get your name in a draw for an iPad
For NEW Seasons Pass holders, subscribe by January 25th and receive a 5%
discount and get your name in a draw for an iPad Mini
Each 45-minute webinar is live and allows participants
to type-in questions to our expert presenters. Attached are some of the
series we have in store so far. (Be sure to check our webinar page for
additional details as the dates approach – to be updated
To ask a question or learn more about these webinars,
please contact Yvonne Macaulay at 416.249.7401 ext. 231 or email@example.com
Recent advancements in truck technology is some of the most
innovative work any industry. Hosted by engineer Yves Provencher,
director of Performance Innovation Transport (PIT), this series will
provide fleets insight into the research being done in Canada to improve
trucking equipment efficiency performance.
Thurs. March, 28th; Thurs. April 4th; Tues. July 23rd; Thurs. October
Recruitment & training gurus Kim Richardson of Kim Richardson
Transportation Services & Kieran O'Briain of Kee Human Resources
will host two webinar each by offering their expert insight into the HR
and training trends and challenges emerging in a world of dwindling
Maximize your Time - Thurs. January 31st;
Build Trust with your Customers - Tues. August 20th
Quoting Richard Branson “There are few things more important in
business than trust.”
The dynamics that exist between people are based on a core level of
trust. When trust is high, results are positive. The ability to
build trust with your customers is a key competency for sales
professionals. Listen to Marilyn Otten, Live to Learn discuss how
you can become a more credible sales professional and produce better
results by increasing the level of trust you have in yourself, and with
your internal and external customers.
Presenter: Marilyn Otten
Retain your Top Talent - Tues. May 21st;
Build Trust with your Team - Tues. October 22nd
Talent Management is a complex set of human capital processes designed
to manage a company’s greatest asset – their people.
Success of any organization depends on having the right people, in the
right place, at the right time. So what are you doing to satisfy
and engage your most valued employees to ensure they stay? Listen to
Marilyn Otten, Live to Learn share some practical ways to create the
right strategic model for your organization and avoid some common
Having strong, effective skills to build trust in the workplace is
recognized as a valuable leadership asset. Building lasting
leadership trust is an economic issue directly affecting the bottom
line. It is not the “soft” issue that many incorrectly
perceive it to be.
Listen to Marilyn Otten, Live to Learn discuss how leaders must pay
attention to trust in the same way they have been paying attention to
issues such as quality and service levels.
Retirement. It'll be here sooner than you think. Are you prepared?
Join experts from the field as they explain the trends in corporate and
personnel retirement savings plans and helps you prepare for retirement
while also helping your company structure its own plan to be more
attractive in retaining and recruiting employees.
Thurs. April 11th; Tues. July 16th; Tues. October 8th
1. The countdown starts today
2. Everyone needs a plan, but there are some things you need to
know first, and lastly,
3. Where does the $$ come from; turning savings into income; and
the kinds of tools and resources available to
Behind the wheel, being able to see what’s up ahead gives a
driver time to react and make decisions that protect their load and
keeps them running on time. A similar heads up approach from behind the
desk can help your company protect itself from losses and find
opportunities for growth. Join Northbridge Insurance and other industry
experts as they explore current and future issues that are affecting
your businesses and share insights and tips on how to protect your
company and find opportunities for growth within these challenges.
Thurs. April 25th; Thurs. August 1st; Thurs. October 17th
The Verdict Is In: Well-worded contracts protect your bottom line
Late last year a decision was handed down by the BC Court of Appeal that
will have far-reaching implications for the transportation industry.
Tune into this Northbridge Insurance webinar to hear from a legal expert
on what the decision means for you and your ability to limit your
exposure to costly losses. This will be of particular relevance to a
carrier with a warehouse division
Thursday, April 25, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Defending yourself against MTO charges
Join Northbridge Insurance and legal expert Martin Abadi and learn how
to protect your CVOR rating by taking a proactive approach to compliance
AND knowing how to defend yourself if you are charged.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
The Competitive Advantage of Addressing Sleep Apnea
We’ve all heard a lot about the issue of sleep apnea in recent
years. This webinar will discuss how the courts are treating cases of
diagnosed drivers in accidents and show you how dealing with the issue
now – before its legislated – can give you a leg up on your
Thursday, October 17, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Who's looking out for the legal interests of truckers? The Trucking
Industry Defense Association (TIDA) is one such group. TIDA is made up
of the best legal minds dealing with truck transportation in the US.
Talk to them about all the pressing legal issues impacting carriers
running south of the border.
Thurs. May 2nd; Thurs. August 8th; Thurs. October 24th
May 2, 2013: Evidence Preservation Issues. Presented by Andrew Fay
Spoliation of Evidence Following a Truck Accident in the United
The Do's and Don'ts for Avoiding Sanctions
Thursday, May 2, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
Plaintiffs' allegations against motor carriers of
“spoliation” of evidence have become routine in truck
accident litigation in the US. Moreover, as several recent US
cases have shown, proof of evidence spoliation can lead to significantly
adverse consequences for the motor carrier, such as being defaulted on
liability and required to pay higher jury verdicts. Learn the
spoliation pitfalls and how to avoid them from this experienced
panel. Andrew Fay, motor carrier defense attorney and trial
counsel at LeClair Ryan in Boston, MA, James Hrycay, an accident
reconstruction engineer based in Windsor, ON who has handled files all
across North America on behalf of motor carriers including giving expert
testimony in multiple Provinces and States, and Eric Nau, counsel inside
a billion dollar US motor carrier with operations on both sides of the
border, will provide insight on the legal, technical and practical
perspectives of the problems presented by allegations of spoliation of
evidence and what to do about them.
Speaker(s): Andrew Fay, Defense
Attorney, LeClair Ryan
James Hrycay, Accident Reconstruction Engineer
Eric Nau, Counsel
Aug. 8, 2012: Preparing and Handling Drivers/ Company Representatives
in US depositions; strategies and pitfalls. Presented by an attorney
from Wilson Elser
Oct. 24, 2013: Aggressive Defense of US Claims. Presented by Doug
Transport and logistics lawyer will bring years of Canadian
transportation law experience right to your computer screen. These
lawyers will provide insights and take questions on the most critical
legalisms impacting Canadian fleet todays.
Thurs. August 15th; Tues. October 29th
If there's one person in trucking that can untangle the convoluted
web of regulations and maintenance issues, it's the OTA's in-house
technical expert Rolf VanderZwaag. Listen as he highlights what carriers
should be paying attention to these days in regards to tractor-trailer
maintenance and compliance.
Thurs. July 11th; Thurs. August 22nd; Tues. November 5th
The fight against cargo crime is a struggle that affects everyone.
Join CargoNet, the leading private sector experts in cargo crime data
collection and trends analysis, as they shed light on this growing
problem and explain what leading companies are doing to try and stop
Tues. March 12th; Thurs. June 5th; Tues. September 10th; Tues.
Theft Trends & Best Practices
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Jack Greenlee from Lo-Jack Supply Chain Integrity and Bob Goodall
from CargoNet will discuss cargo theft trends and best practices to help
motor carriers better understand their risks surrounding cargo
Viewers can expect to learn about cargo theft trends, current cargo
criminal tactics and prevention methods that can help reduce their risk
of becoming a victim of cargo theft.
Everyone pays them, but we all wish we could pay less. Come listen to
U.S. and Canadian tax expert Jackie Naish of Deloitte & Touche
discuss the trends companies should be aware of in trying to reduce
exposure and protect their company.
Thurs. June 27th; Tues. July 30th; Thurs. October 10th
Weights & dimensions, hours of service, road side enforcement. If
you have questions about these or any other regulatory issues or
upcoming policy changes that affect your operations, CTA's Geoff Wood
will surely have the answers.
Tues. March 19th; Thurs. June 13th; Tues. September 17th; Tues.
This session will provide updates on a series of operational and
safety issues that affect trucking operations in the Ontario,
Canadian and US context. Topics that will be touched on to name a
few will include: EOBR’s in the Canadian and US
context, US Hours of service regulatory Issues and potential
implications for Canadian carriers, Canadian and US hours of
service research updates, introduction to the North American Fatigue
Management Program, and vehicle weights and
dimensions updates in the Ontario and Canadian context.
CTA’s Ron Lennox and Deanna Pagnan discuss hot topics
concerning the border including what potential US border disruptions
may mean for the trucking industry and the recently announced extension
of the eManifest informed compliance period.
March 25th; Thurs. June 20th; Tues. September 24th; Tues. December
Keeping up with the latest rules governing workplace safety and
insurance and reporting requirements isn't always fun, but it's
necessary. Anna Aceto-Guerin of Clear Path Employer Services & Les
Liversidge of L.A. Liversidge will help you assess your obligations and
Thurs. May 23rd; Thurs. September 12th; Thurs. December 5th
How is the trajectory of the U.S. economy impacting the North
American trucking industry over the next several months and years? Join
us in 2013 to breakdown the latest financial denominators affecting the
Tues. March 5th; Thurs. July 11; Thurs. September 5th
Join Alex Winant from TransFunds Investment Banking to learn the
trends in transportation mergers and acquisitions. Winant will provide
fleet owners and executives with information on what buyers are looking
for in transportation companies and how you can create and protect the
value of your company.
Tues. May 7th; Tues. August 27th; Tue October 15; Thurs.
Alex Winant, President of TransFunds Investment Banking, the Leading
Transportation Merger and Acquisition Firm in Canada will share with OTA
members how to create value and prepare their Transportation Companies
to achieve maximum dollars/multiple offers when they decide to monetize
their investment by selling their companies.
This series will feature various compliance trends, tips and issues
that will help you operate a safer more efficient fleet:
Food Safety - Tues. April 16th - Facility Audit - Tues. Oct. 15th
What Carriers Should Know About Food Safety Regulatory
Developments and Compliance
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Both the United States and Canada are in the process of significant
reform in the way they regulate food safety, and there is little
doubt that everyone in the supply chain, including carriers, will be
impacted. This webinar will provide participants with an
of how these reforms will impact trucking operations. It will also
introduce carriers to CTA's Trucking Food Safety Program which, if
adopted, should leave carriers well positioned to comply with the more
stringent requirements on the horizon.
Moderator: Ron Lennox, Canadian Trucking Alliance
Speaker: Brad MacCallum, President & CEO, Kasar Canada (2009)
Trucking Apprenticeship Program - Tues. April
Air Cargo - Tues. May 14th
Reforms to Air Cargo Security Requirements: What Truckers Should
Over the past several years the federal government has taken steps to
tighten security requirements for cargo moving on passenger
aircraft. New security measures have impacted the full supply
chain, including trucking companies who handle such cargo before it
reaches an airport, and more changes are on the horizon.
Natural Gas for Class 8 Trucks for
“LNG/NRCan” - Thurs. August 29th
Thursday, August 29, 2013 – NEW DATE
11:00am – 12:00pm EST
Speaker: Alicia Milner, CNGVA
Natural gas is a new entrant in the market for heavy truck
fuels. Suppliers are investing to bring this fuel into the market.
Governments are supportive. Truck manufacturers are ready to take
your order. Learn what you need to know about natural gas
including how this fuel compares to diesel, LNG and CNG options,
available factory-built trucks, facilities, and training.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Tues. June 4th
Social Media to Increase Sales - Tues. June 11th
Linkedin/Social Media - Thurs. July 25th
MicroSkills & Women in Transportation - Thursday,