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Driver mentorship, passing roadside inspections focus of next PMTC seminar


GUELPH, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) are combining to offer a two-hour seminar in Guelph March 29.

Two topics will be covered: How to prepare for a roadside inspection; and a fleet roundtable on driver mentors and driver retention.

Kerry Wirachowsky, head of the enforcement program evaluation at the Ministry of Transportation, will go over results from RoadCheck 2015 and will provide tips on how to prepare for a roadside inspection.

Afterwards, Stan Campbell, host of Trucker Radio, will moderate a fleet roundtable on how trucking companies can use driver mentors to enhance their training and on-boarding of new drivers. Fleets that will be interviewed include: Challenger Motor Freight; Kriska Holdings; Fortigo Freight Services; and TDL Group (Tim Horton’s).

“As promised, the PMTC is continuing to provide and expand its value added educational and networking offerings to its members and partners. This latest seminar, in partnership with the TTSAO, is another great opportunity to come out and learn best practices from award wining fleets,” said PMTC president Mike Millian.

The location will be provided upon registration. Cost is $25 for PMTC members and $100 for non-members and it runs from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. on March 29. To register, call Vanessa Cox at 905-827-0587 or e-mail info@pmtc.ca. Space is limited.