What Have We Done For You This Week?

This week, the Ohio Trucking Association would like to invite you to join us at our Truck Driving Championships and Technician Competition on May 18-19, 2018 at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. Each year, OTA brings together a group of talented drivers and technicians to compete for the highest honors in the state, as well as an opportunity to compete on the national level at the ATA National Truck Driving Championships and the TMC SuperTech competition. Drivers take a written test, perform a pre-trip inspection, and then drive a course in their respective vehicles designed to show off their skills as well as demonstrate to their friends and family members in attendance just what they face out on the road every day. Technicians also take a written test and compete in nine different problems designed to test their knowledge on truck maintenance. Champions from each tech station and each driving class are then celebrated at the awards banquet on Saturday night. The deadline to register your drivers for this competition is April 27, 2018. Register your drivers and technicians today, and we'll see you on the course May 18-19!


Simple Ways to Spot Unknown Unknowns

Leaders face complex and uncertain situations every day: What will sales be like next year? Will our new product succeed? What will the competition do? But the most challenging circumstances are often completely unexpected, because we never even knew to look for them. (In the parlance of Donald Rumsfeld, the former U.S. secretary of defense, they’re the unknown unknowns).