Ensure Safety and Security Within Your Carrier Operation

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ALBANY, NY. December 20, 2004 – Thomson Delmar Learning, a leader in educational resources for lifelong learning and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), today announced the release of two new products for the trucking industry – the Accident Investigation Training Manual (ISBN 1401869394 List $ 14.95) and the Hazmat Awareness Training Manual (ISBN 1401812457, List $14.95). Both titles were developed in conjunction with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), the only organization that certifies Safety Directors/Supervisors, Maintenance Directors/Supervisors, and Professional Driver Trainers.

The Accident Investigation Training Manual follows a seminar-based approach that addresses proper accident reporting and documentation procedures, as well as post-accident alcohol and controlled substance tests. The Hazmat Awareness Training Manual concentrates on all levels of hazmat training, as well as issues of compliance for carrier companies and individual truck drivers with DOT regulations.

“This accident investigation training program is designed for both safety managers and drivers, and clearly demonstrates accident and post-accident procedures. The hazmat training provides critical information necessary to be compliant with DOT regulations. Both serve as great take-home references from NATMI training seminars. These two manuals will ensure the safety and security of your trucking fleets while keeping carrier insurance costs at a minimum,” said Jeff Arnold, Executive Director of NATMI.

Coming in March, there will be videos to compliment and reinforce the material covered in both of these titles (Accident Investigation Training Video ISBN 1401875114, List $75.00 and Hazardous Materials Training Video ISBN 1401871828, List $75.00). The video format is especially helpful to transportation personnel and trainers who prefer hands-on, visual instruction.

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The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2003 revenues of $7.4 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 38,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). Its learning businesses and brands serve the needs of individuals, learning institutions, corporations and government agencies with products and services for both traditional and distributed learning. As part of The Thomson Corporation, Thomson Delmar Learning (www.delmarlearning.com) is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Thomson Delmar Learning’s market-leading series include Autodesk Press, Chilton, Milady, NetLearning, OnWord Press, Singular Publishing Group, and West Legal Studies.