PMTC honours members and drivers at AGM

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. (June 16, 2004) — The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has announced the award winners of its 2004 Vehicle Graphics Design competition, co-sponsored by 3M Canada.

The following winners were honoured at the 19th annual awards and presentations last week at the association’s annual general meeting and conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

The Tractor Trailer Combination category was won by Kraft Canada and Markel Professional Transport Training. Advanced Tent and Schneider Foods were recognized for best Straight Truck. Haldimand County & KRTS and Molson Breweries were crowned for the Special Events/Promotion category, while A&P Canada and Pizza Pizza were awarded top spot in the Night-Time Safety category. The Light Duty Truck category was topped by Harper Detroit Diesel Allison and Aluminum Associates, and Erb Transport and Conestoga Cold Storage were awarded first place in the Identity Fleet Graphics group.

Also at the conference, the PMTC inducted 4 drivers into their Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers. The Hall of fame, sponsored by Cancom Tracking, resides online at PMTC’s website at The inductees include:

Jim Packard of Canadian Liquid Air — a driver who has accumulated over 25,000 hours driving without a preventable accident and his driving record is spotless; James Patterson of Advantage Personnel, driving for the Sunbury Transport, is a 35-year veteran driver who has received a number of safety related awards, including the THSAO safety award for 21 years of safe driving; Jean Louis Lavoie of Unique Personnel, driving HBC Logistics, is constantly elected by his colleagues as their driver representative for his ability as a driver and a communicator; and Robert McLam of Praxair Canada — a 18-year professional who has driven just about every combination unit there is without a preventable accident.

Finally, the PMTC and Zurich North America Canada rounded out the conference by honouring two fleets for their safety initiatives. The 2004 award winners for Fleet Safety were Kitchener, Ont.-based Schneider Foods for Medium Fleet Category, and Hensall District Co-operative of Hensall, Ont. for the Large Fleet Category.

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