It is through the collaborative relationships that we build with one another that we transform challenges into opportunities.

Annual Meeting

As we find ourselves in the spring of 2021 with temperatures slowly rising, flowers blooming, grass growing and outdoor activities being enjoyed, we are hoping for a brighter more enjoyable future to begin soon. It has been over a year since the pandemic stated which caused a postponement to our monthly meetings, too long since we were able to enjoy each other’s company sharing stories, experiences, getting advice or just kidding around. Hopefully, yourself, family, friends, colleagues, and fellow staff have not been infected by the virus. With immunizations scheduled with many already administered it may provide some relief to the restrictions we are living with. We can only hope for a new normal that allows some of the freedoms we had with the possibility of getting together.

The transportation industry continues to grow in many ways which includes the technical aspect that we work in each day. As vehicles and equipment advance, we must learn, understand, and adapt to these changes or be left behind. Passing on the knowledge we have acquired to peer technicians or especially apprentices, keeps our industry growing. Part of our apprentices training includes an “in class” portion, many of us favour Conestoga College. The TMTA for many years has worked with the college to provide a link to our industry and each year we sponsor the “Top Student Award” for the Motive Power, Truck and Coach program. This year the awards ceremony will be held virtually on June 2, 2021 for the many trades that Conestoga College provides training.

Join TMTA Waterloo Region (Zoom) Annual Meeting

Thursday June 3, 2021 – 7:00-8:00PM

Meeting ID: 865 8961 6257
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In closing, your TMTA executive wish you well, stay safe, stay positive and help those around you.

We can get through this.

Your President,
Glen Spencer

Vernon Erb Passes

Vernon Erb passes, one of the founding members of this association. Read the article from

2019 Apprentice of the Year

Troy Burnett from Laidlaw Carriers.

Truck World

CANCELLED - as of August 13, 2020.

TMTA Donation to Food4Kids Waterloo Region

At the September 2019 meeting Food4Kids Waterloo Region was presented with a $1000 donation from TMTA Waterloo Region. In the photo, Brenda Alderson, Kelly-Sue Oberle and Glen Spencer.

Food4Kids Waterloo Region provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 14 years and under, with limited or no access to food each weekend. Packages of healthy food are prepared by volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday to ensure children have nourishment over the weekend.

There are thousands of children throughout Waterloo Region ,who struggle through each weekend without food.

Help fight severe food insecurity in our community! When kids leave school for the weekend, they should not have to worry about how they will be fed.


The purpose is to provide information and expert advice by manufacturers, to people responsible for the maintenance of trucking fleets. (A fleet being five or more Heavy Trucks.) Membership is open to fleet superintendents and those with a primary interest in the maintenance and care of truck fleets. Regular Membership is open to someone that works in the trade, Associate and Affiliate Membership is open to original equipment manufacturers and allied industry suppliers. The membership meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month except in July and August. Each meeting begins with dinner and is followed with a presentation by the sponsor of the month. These interesting presentations provide information about products that the sponsors endorse. A question and answer period will conclude each presentation. The meetings run from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., with supper at 7:00 P.M. In addition to our regular meeting, other functions such as golf tournaments, bus trips to various manufacturing plants and trade shows are organized.