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PMTC defends its turf, as OTA hones in on private fleets


OAKVILLE, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) today responded to the formation by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) of a new council for private fleets.

Indicating that “imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery,” the PMTC pointed out it remains the only committed, national voice for private and dedicated fleets.

“Earlier this week, the OTA announced plans to develop a subcommittee known as the Private Carrier Council,” said PMTC president Mike Millian. “The name sounded vaguely familiar to us, but the PMTC wants to stress that it is not involved in this project in any way.”

Millian pointed out the PMTC has been the voice of private and dedicated fleets since 1977 and will continue to meet the needs of that segment of the industry.

He also pointed to the services currently offered by the organization including: focused information for private fleets delivered through e-bulletins, news briefs and its own magazine; cost-effective educational and networking opportunities; a strong voice with government regulators; partnerships with like-minded organizations; member-only discounts and value-added services from industry suppliers; and business guidance and consulting services.

“It’s great to see that a for-hire fleet organization has come around to our view that private fleets have unique needs,” Millian said. “Rest assured, the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada will continue to meet those needs for years to come.”

 


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