June 8, 2020
Hello Fellow TMTA Members
This has been a trying time over the past few months navigating through the Covid-19 Pandemic, something we have never experienced during our lifetime. We hope you, your family and those close to you have been able take precautions to avoid the virus, have stayed healthy and safe.
As the Province of Ontario moves through its recovery steps, we will continue to monitor the regional and municipal guidelines for meeting/gathering attendance levels. This may take more time than we originally anticipated in holding our first fall meeting September 3rd, but if we all continue to follow the advice of the Ministry of Health it still may become a reality.
For those that have had to sit out during the pandemic, we hope the programs provided by our governments have been able to support your needs until which time business resumes. For many of us our services have been deemed essential, continuing to work at our normal place of employment while some others are able to work isolated at home to support the needs of our drivers. It is good to see the well-deserved appreciation put on our industry, not the typical bad press. We have more to thank our drivers for, not just braking or wearing out equipment to give us work but for keeping our much-needed food and supply chain moving, we must take the time to thank them.
May you take some time to reflect on what has happened over the past few months and be thankful for those that have worked diligently to control the spread of the virus and the many tirelessly providing treatment for the less fortunate. For those that have suffered a loss in their family or someone close to them, we express our deepest sympathy for you and your family. Our world has changed and may never be the same.
From your board of directors, stay safe, wear a mask in public where social distances cannot be followed and wash your hands. For more information, covid-19.ontario.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Apprentice of the Year
Troy Burnett from Laidlaw Carriers.
NEW DATES: September 24-26, 2020, International Centre, Toronto, Ontario
VIP Code: TMTA
TMTA Booth Number: 1245
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.