MILTON, Ont. – Cross-border truck drivers who already face drug screening are not the only ones who face restrictions under Canada’s new framework for legalized recreational marijuana. Impaired driving rules have been refined at federal and provincial levels, said Alex Bugeya of Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions, during a presentation hosted by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC).
MILTON, Ont. — The rules of engagement have changed when it comes to the charges Ontario drivers can face – as have the people who might lay the charges in the first place. As of last week, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement teams expanded their focus beyond speed limiters to include charges for outright speeding, Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions’ Alex Bugeya told fleet managers during a presentation hosted by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC).
MILTON, Ont. – Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic (THRSCA) are bringing their educational seminar to Truro, Nova Scotia. This will mark the fourth year the two groups have teamed up for…
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has celebrated some highly decorated trucks through its 33rd annual Fleet Graphics Design Awards. “Companies are obviously proud of the image of their fleets,” said Terry Maw, vice-president of…
TORONTO, Ont. – Teamsters Canada, the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), and Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) have joined together in a call for a quick mandate of electronic logging devices (ELDs). In a rare show of unity, the…
HAMILTON, ON – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is calling on the province to raise the $40 hourly cap on tuition governed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development – and it has already found industry support in the call.
Select carriers, insurance providers, and the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada are all supporting the bid.
The cap has not been adjusted since 2009, but since then training school insurance costs have risen an average of 200%, equipment leases are up 45%, instructor wages are up 15%, and maintenance fees are up 20%, TTSAO argues. Costs also increased with the province’s recent introduction of Mandatory Entry Level Training.
“When you factor in the cost of fuel, insurance and wages for your staff and other capital expenses the $40.00 cap seems unreasonable for any kind of operation,” says Guy Broderick, a driver training supervisor at APPS Transport Group and chairman of the association’s carrier group.
MILTON, ON – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) awards program will be taking entries until April 30, 2017.
Every year the PMTC honors private sector fleets and drivers with awards at their annual conference. This year’s awards will be presented at the PMTC’s Annual Conference being held on June 15-16 at the Plaza-Fallsview Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario.