Well good readers, it’s that time of the year again when WCHN features the elected leaders of our three associations (AMTA, STA and MTA) in a roundtable discussion on how the year has gone, what issues they are currently working on, and what the industry can look forward to in 2018.

Participants in the roundtable: AMTA Chairman of the Board Grant Mitchell (RTL-Westcan Group
of Companies ); STA Chairman of the Board Reg Quiring (Q-Line Trucking); and MTA President Gary Arnold (Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd.).

Q – How has your leadership term gone so far? Is your association in a healthy position?

Grant Mitchell (AMTA) – My term has gone very well. The support and engagement from our executive, board of directors and staff is high, and things are getting accomplished. Yes, the association is in a strong position.

Reg Quiring (STA) – My leadership term has just started, so I am just beginning to get into the swing of things. I have been on the board for a number of years and our Association is definitely in a healthy position and headed in the right direction. We have a number of new and younger board members, and we are in good shape for growth and succession planning.

Gary Arnold (MTA) – I’d say my leadership term, so far, has been a very informative and interesting 19 months. We’ve been involved in a lot of different provincial and federal issues, some of which were quite involved. I believe that through our well-versed staff, executive, and board members, we have been able to provide fair, reasonable and good recommendations.

My term is up as of the 2018 AGM, and I believe due to the high level of interest and engagement of our members, our association is strong and is recognized as a valuable part of the local and national scene.

The MTA has a caring, passionate staff that continues to make our association recognized in the province. Our membership levels continue to grow, as do other other initiatives such as the RPM Safety Program.


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