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Out & About with OBAC

Getting out and meeting our members and future members is really important to OBAC. The gallery below shows where we've been lately. Be sure to check out our event calendar to see where we'll be in the near future.

OBAC booth staffers

OBAC booth staffers prepare for the onslaught of the crowds on Friday morning at Expocam, held April 16-18, 2009 at Montreal's Place Bonaventure. Left to right: OBAC's Technical & Regulatory Affairs advisor Jim Park; member Marc Cuillerier; and director and founding member John Newton. 

Jerry and Charles

A hearty welcome-aboard to OBAC's new members, Jerry Bockus of Stanbridge East, Que. (left), and Charles Sherrer (right) of Stanbridge Station, Que. Jerry and Charles dropped by the OBAC booth at Expocam just to say hello, but we signed 'em up. Standing in the background, taking a break from the crowds, is member and part-time booth staffer, Marc Cuillerier of Pointe Fortune, Que. 

OBAC HSY winner

OBAC executive director, Joanne Ritchie (left), presents a road-ready, trucker-friendly laptop computer to HighwaySTAR of the Year winner, Burton "Bud" Rush. Present with Burton are his daughter, Chantell Smyth, left, and his partner, Judy Bailey-Smyth (right).

OBAC provided the computer as part of the prize package awarded to highwaySTAR magazine's HighwaySTAR of the Year winner. The ceremony took place at Expocam in Montreal on April 18.

OO Protest

OBAC's Executive Director, Joanne Ritchie, braves the cold while speaking to reporters and supporters gathered at Queen's Park for the owner-operator speed-limiter protest on March 2, 2009.

Paul Sasso

Staunch trucker advocate and a frequent Channel 171 caller, Brooklyn (Paul Sasso), mugs for the camera with OBAC's Joanne Ritchie at the 2007 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

XM Radio

OBAC ED Joanne Ritchie joins Land Line Now host Mark Reddig on the XM podium at the 2007 Great America Trucking Show in Dallas where loyal listeners were able to chat face-to-face with their favourite Channel 171 Open Road radio show hosts.

Alligator on the Zipper

Alligator on the Zipper, a documentary film celebrating women in trucking, made its debut in Louisville at the 2007 Mid-America Trucking Show. Pictured (left to right) are OBAC's Joanne Ritchie, Jackie Wheeler, an owner-operator from El Paso, TX, one of the seven women featured in the film, and the film's director, Jessica Chornesky from New York City.

WIT Conference

OBAC's Joanne Ritchie and Ellen Voie, President & CEO of Women In Trucking pictured at WIT's inaugural news conference at the 2007 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. Women In Trucking was established to encourage the employment of women in the industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women in trucking

 
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