PMTC forms new group aimed at young leaders in trucking

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KING CITY, Ont. — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has a formed a new group geared towards young professionals that are new to the trucking industry.

The PMTC Young Leaders Group (YLG) was formed in early 2012 with the endorsement of the PMTC board. Board members have since offered support to the group by providing meeting venues, ideas for the group’s consideration, and recommending the participation of young people within their departments, according to group officials.

YLG began with a kickoff event that was hosted by Molson Coors Canada in February 2012, a meeting attended by close to 20 “Young Leaders.” At the time, the group expressed an interest in developing the YLG into a sub-set of the broader PMTC membership with its own specific objectives. Broadly speaking, those objectives included hosting discussion groups with speakers to focus on career development; sharing the views of the YLG and their needs with the PMTC board of directors; and identifying ways in which the YLG can contribute to PMTC, and to the broader trucking community, according to YLG.

At present, YLG officials say the group has an active membership, having formed its own LinkedIn group, hosting a Breakfast Meeting at the PMTC conference in addition to other meetings throughout the year, assisting in the development of the new PMTC Web site and creating video content for the site.

“PMTC and its board of directors are encouraged by the interest and enthusiasm of the Young Leaders Group,” PMTC officials said in a release. “Looking forward, PMTC feels that supporting the YLG is a positive step towards assisting new entrants to the industry and helping to ensuring the future of trucking.”

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