October 22, 2020
Fellow TMTA Members
Our Thanksgiving weekend weather was beautiful but a little chilly for an outdoor meal so with a restriction of 10 people indoors we probably find ourselves with a few more days of leftovers for lunch. Hopefully, everyone has followed the recommendations from the Ministry of Health to keep yourselves, your family and those in your “bubble” safe from the virus.
And here we are again, after many months of taking precautions to hopefully return to a new normal we find ourselves not able to schedule our meetings. As the numbers keep rising resulting in less freedom from restrictions the idea of larger gatherings seems quite distant. As stated before, we will continue to monitor with hopes getting together but it will not be until some time in the new year at this point.
Fall is here, so preparations are well on their way to get our fleets ready for the cold and snow but remember the many people that have supported the TMTA. They offer many products or services but also available for advice, guidance and training for staff. Do not hesitate to call them or contact any of your executive to put you in touch with the right person.
As we continue to cope with the many changes in our world and the way our day to day activities may never return to pre-pandemic, remember those less fortunate at this time and especially in the cold months to come. Keep positive, reach out to others you have not talked to for a while, the precautions are on personal contact, but you can still call or email. If we continue to be mindful of each other and do our part to reduce the possible spread of the virus, the future will be better for us all.
From your TMTA Executive, Stay Safe.
2019 Apprentice of the Year
Troy Burnett from Laidlaw Carriers.
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.