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    Drivers face tougher tests with legal marijuana

    October 18, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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).

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    On-road charges, enforcement practices changing

    October 18, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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).

  • PMTC unveils schedule for Eastern Regional seminar

    July 23, 2018 3:48PM by Truck News

    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

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    PMTC honors fleet graphics

    June 15, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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

  • Teamsters, truck groups want ELDs by December 2019

    March 9, 2018 9:29AM by Truck News

    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

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    Ontario training schools call for tuition hike

    December 11, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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.

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    Private fleet dispatcher award unveiled

    October 31, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MILTON, ON – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and CPC Logistics Canada are joining forces to honor dispatchers with the newly created Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award.

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    Harrison named PMTC chairman

    June 15, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, ON – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has named its 2017-18 board of directors, with John Harrison of CPC Logistics Canada serving as chairman.

  • PMTC accepting award entries until April 30

    April 4, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    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.