Ontario Trucking Association

Ontario Trucking Association

September 10, 2008 08:49 ET

Ontario Trucking Association: Media Advisory/PHOTO OP-Truckers, Police and Province Unite to Help Truck Hero's Widow on Campaign to Catch Aggressive Motorists

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2008) -



DATE: Thursday, September 11, 2008

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Highway 400 Service Stop
(Petro-Canada Service Centre on Hwy. 400 northbound,
3 km north of Major Mackenzie Drive)

WHAT: The Ontario Trucking Association, MTO and OACP will kick
off a road safety education campaign to encourage road
users to report aggressive motorists they encounter on
the roadway. The campaign message will be carried by
tractor-trailers.

WHO: - Debbie Virgoe (widow of truck hero David Virgoe)
- Ontario Transportation Minister, Jim Bradley
- OPP Commissioner, Julian Fantino
- Deputy Chief Chuck Mercier(i), Durham Regional Police
((i)VP of Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police)
- OTA President David Bradley
- Rob Harding(ii), Transport Driver, Trimac Transportation
((ii)Member, OTA Road Knights Team)

PHOTO OP: Will take place following the speaking portion of this
event. Two tractor-trailers will be on site.

CONTACT: Rebecka Torn, 416.249.7401 x 224
(On Thursday morning, cell # 403.993.6666)


The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is a business association representing motor carriers operating into, out of and within Ontario. The trucking industry is one of Ontario's largest employers. Trucks haul 90% of all consumer products and foodstuffs produced and consumed in the province and 80% of Ontario's trade with the United States. Founded in 1926, the association's membership comprises trucking companies of all sizes, shipping all types of commodities, from all regions of North America. OTA is a member of the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Trucking Association
    Rebecka Torn
    OTA Communications Director
    (416) 249-7401 x 224