PMTC seminar to cover contracts, MELT

by Truck News

GUELPH, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is hosting a regional seminar Jan. 26, covering third-party contracts and mandatory entry-level training.

The seminar will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Richard Lande and Heather Devine will be providing information on third-party contracts between shippers and carriers. The PMTC says it’s a timely topic as more private fleets are using backhauls to subsidize their fleet operations. Contracts are also required with the carriers private fleets use to supplement their own capacity.

“While these opportunities can generate significant additional revenue, the private fleet itself becomes a for-hire operator for a period; therefore, private fleets who sign back-haul contracts must be careful to ensure they do not bind either the private fleet or parent to a contract that can lead them into a legal black hole should a claim occur,” the PMTC said in a release.

“Many companies do not have comprehensive contracts in place with third-party trucking companies,” explains Lande. “Many shippers mistakenly believe a carrier may shy away from such a document, when in fact many best in class carriers will have their own contract to recommend to their core customers.”

The seminar will also outline Ontario’s impending mandatory entry-level training requirements.

To register, visit or e-mail Vanessa Cox at Cost is $25 for members and $100 for non-members. Location details will be provided upon registration.

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