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AMTA, OTA Searching for Knights of the Road

The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is looking for Road Knights for the 2015-2016 season. And you can nominate your best drivers up to Dec. 1, 2014.

Like the Ontario Trucking Association’s program, the AMTA Road Knights are the Alberta trucking industry’s ambassadors who promote road sharing, awareness of career opportunities and the vital importance of the trucking industry, the AMTA claims. They visit driving schools, business groups, career fairs and school groups to promote the trucking industry to the public.

“The drivers who make up the AMTA Road Knights Team put a human face on the trucking industry and help encourage young people and adult career seekers to consider a career in the industry,” says Richard Warnock, AMTA president and CEO. “They also play a vital role in delivering life-saving information about how to share the road with commercial vehicles.”

The time requirement is about one or two days each month, the AMTA claims. The association provides public speaking training, sets up the outreach activities and provides sample speeches, videos and brochures.

“Road Knights give voice to their peers – safety minded transport drivers who are committed to making our roads safer and showcasing the professionalism of the trucking industry,” Warnock says.

The program is open to both company drivers and owner-operators, but nominees must be based in Alberta and currently employed as a full-time truck driver by an AMTA member company.

Meanwhile, the deadline to nominate an OTA Road Knight is also winding down. Click here for more info.

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