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Markel announces latest seminars from “Let’s Talk” series

TORONTO, Ont. -- Markel Insurance Company of Canada has announced its latest educational offering from the "Lets T...

TORONTO, Ont. — Markel Insurance Company of Canada has announced its latest educational offering from the “Lets Talk” series: Let’s Talk about Managing your Drivers. The cross-country seminar series is designed to help trucking carriers improve their driver attraction and retention programs.

Attracting and retaining drivers is a persistent challenge in the trucking industry, says Silvy Wright, president and CEO of Markel. We are working with the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council and several key human resources and trucking carrier speakers to help small- and mid-size fleets in particular decode some of the latest driver research and what impact this might have on driver management strategies.

Markels latest seminar is scheduled for five cities across Canada. Truck News technical correspondent John G. Smith will moderate the four English-language events while Steve Bouchard will host the French-language seminar. Each event will feature Linda Gauthier, executive director of CTHRC, as well as a number of human resources professionals and trucking carriers, who will share their best practices in driver attraction and retention.

Dates and locations include July 10 at the Ramada Crystal Palace in Moncton, N.B.; July 11 at Htel Mortagne in Montreal, Que. (French); July 12 at the Renaissance Hotel in Toronto, Ont.; July 18 at the Mayfield Inn & Suites in Edmonton, Alta.; and July 19 at the Greenwood Inn & Suites in Calgary, Alta.

All seminars run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch and free parking arranged for attendees.

Seminars are open to all trucking carriers and insurance brokers. The cost to attend a seminar is $349, but early bird pricing is available to those who register at least seven days before the seminar date. Early bird pricing for current Markel policyholders and insurance brokers is $149 and for all other early-bird registrants, the discounted rate is $249. Additional discounts are available for tables of six.

To register call 888-MARKEL-1 or to get more information visit

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