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  • Registration opens for private fleet conference

    January 2, 2020 7:56AM by John G Smith

    MILTON, Ont. — Private fleet operators will be exposed to topics as diverse as electric vehicles, data analytics, and the “truth about commercial insurance” during the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s annual conference in 2020. Registration opens today for

  • Hydrogen fuel cells the right direction for Alberta’s trucking industry

    October 2, 2019 3:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta is the perfect place to test, produce, and operate trucks that run on a hydrogen fuel cell, according to one of the lead researchers involved in the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC). Speaking to attendees

  • Canadian carriers need to prepare for U.S. Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

    October 1, 2019 11:53PM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Canadian carriers operating south of the border need to be ready for the U.S. Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse program. Chris Wilkinson, program consultant for DriverCheck, said though the new regulation is being implemented in the U.S., carriers

  • Interest in PMTC’s Young Leaders Group in Western Canada

    October 1, 2019 11:37PM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Young Leaders Group (YLG) is looking to expand in Western Canada after carriers have voiced interest in the initiative. Matt Richardson, chairman of the YLG, which was launched by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

  • PMTC eastern seminar to focus on youth, retention, and engagement

    August 21, 2019 6:03PM by Truck News-East

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), along with Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic, will hold an eastern regional educational seminar Sept. 18 in Wallace, N.S. With a focus youth recruitment, retention, and engagement, the

  • PMTC hands out annual honors

    June 14, 2019 6:42AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Toronto Raptors hoisted the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on Thursday night, but several private fleet representatives closed the day by hoisting hardware of their own. The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada honored safe

  • PMTC names two drivers to Hall of Fame

    June 13, 2019 1:17PM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has added drivers from John Deere and Praxair to its Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers. Allan Huffman, a driver assigned to John Deere’s private fleet, has run

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

  • MELT to be mandated in Manitoba starting Sept. 1

    March 26, 2019 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure, Ron Schuler, announced today that the province will implement mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting Sept. 1. Schuler said aspiring commercial drivers will be required to complete 121.5 hours of training, though how

  • PMTC unveils full conference agenda

    January 4, 2019 9:19AM by John G Smith

    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has unveiled the full agenda for its 2019 Conference scheduled for June 12-14 in Niagara Falls. The conference kicks off on June 12 with the council’s annual general meeting

  • PMTC seminar series heads west

    July 10, 2018 11:11AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will be heading west as part of its regional seminar series, with a stop in Calgary Sept. 12. The half-day conference will address several industry topics featuring representatives from

  • Home Hardware, John Deere win fleet safety awards

    June 15, 2018 9:05AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – John Deere Canada and Home Hardware Stores were the winners of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) Fleet Safety Awards. The awards were presented at the PMTC’s annual meeting. John Deere won in the

  • Scholarship to allow aspiring trucker to achieve dream

    June 15, 2018 8:20AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – An aspiring truck driver will see his dream come true thanks to a scholarship from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). William Gavin of Cardinal, Ont., has won the scholarship to obtain his A/Z

  • Fletcher to lead PMTC board

    June 15, 2018 7:24AM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher of Terrapure Environmental has been named the latest chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), replacing John Harrison of CPC Logistics Canada who becomes past-chairman. Shari Lagala of Patene Building Sullies

  • First Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award presented

    June 14, 2018 4:10PM by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Linda Valliere has been named the first-ever winner of the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. The Praxair dispatcher has been with the company for 40 years in various roles. She has a legendary