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Bridging Border Barriers

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Join industry executives and key association leaders to discuss and learn about current and potential cross-border issues that are facing the industry during TCA’s Fifth Annual Bridging Border Barriers event set for Wednesday, November 17 at the Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ontario.

Registration includes:
  • Networking opportunities – breakfast, lunch, and breaks.
  • Opening remarks with KRTS Kim Richardson; TCA President John Lyboldt; and TCA First Vice Chair John Elliott.
  • Transportation Association Executive Roundtable featuring key association executives and TCA President John Lyboldt.
  • Recruiting & Retention Best Practices Panel featuring TCA Profitability Program (TPP) Retention Project Plan’s Ray Haight followed by a panel discussion featuring HR trucking executives on best practices.
  • Government Affairs Update featuring TCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs David Heller; and
  • ELD Mandate Update and Data Panel featuring truckload carrier and insurance executives.
  • Safety and Security Strategies Panel which is a must attend for keeping cargo and your business safe.

Online registration is now closed. You can still register onsite at the Lionhead Golf Club on November 17. Please be sure to review the COVID-19 protocols below prior to your arrival.


7:30 a.m.              Breakfast

8:00 a.m.             Opening Remarks and Recruiting & Retention Best Practices Panel

  • Mark Seymour, President & CEO, Kriska Transportation Group
  • Michael Zelek, Director of Human Resources, Wellington Group of Companies
  • Trevor Kurtz, General Manager, Brian Kurtz Trucking
  • Moderator: Ray Haight, TCA Profitability Program (TPP) Retention Coach

9:00 a.m.             Networking Break

9:15 a.m.              Government Affairs Update

  • David Heller, Vice President of Government Affairs, Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)

10:15 a.m.            Networking Break

10:30 a.m.           ELD Mandate and Data Panel

  • Scott Creighton, Director, Risk Services Transportation & Logistics, Northbridge Insurance
  • Steve Newton, Director of Safety and Driver Development, Challenger Motor Freight
  • Garth Pitzel, Senior Director, Safety and Driver Development, Bison Transport
  • Moderator: David Heller

11:30 a.m.            Lunch

12:30 p.m.           Safety and Security Strategies Panel

  • Matt Richardson – Vice President, KRTS Transportation Specialists
  • Tom Boehler, Director of Safety and Compliance, Erb Group of Companies
  • Eugenia Churilov, Director of Safety, Compliance and Security, Kriska Transportation Group
  • Moderator: John G. Smith, VP Editorial, Newcom Media

1:30 p.m.             Networking Break

1:45 p.m.             Transportation Association Executive Roundtable

  • Mike Millian, President, Private Motor Council of Canada
  • John Lyboldt, President, Truckload Carriers Association (TCA)
  • Stephen Laskowski, President, Ontario Trucking Association (OTA)
  • Moderator: John G. Smith

2:25 p.m.             Closing Remarks and Adjourn



Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre
8525 Mississauga Rd.
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0C1


COVID Protocols

In accordance to the recommendations made by the Province of Ontario and enforced by Lionhead Golfclub attendees will be required to complete a covid screening upon entering the venue.

All guests attending events at the Lionhead Golfclub will be required to be fully vaccinated (plus 14 days). Guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination (pdf or print-out from the ministry of health) and a valid ID. Exception to those under 12 years of age. As of October 22, 2021 guests will be required to provide the QR code as provided by the Verification App designated by the Province of Ontario as proof of full vaccination (plus 14 days).

Those who have received their vaccinations internationally can visit the below website to receive the required documentation as proof of full vaccination through ArriveCAN: **Negative COVID test results will not be accepted in lieu of full vaccination

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