Private carriers rendezvous in works

NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, Ont. — Private fleet operators gathering in Niagara on the Lake, Ont. in June for the Private Motor Truck Council (PMTC) annual conference will be served a smorgasbord of advice, commentary and awards addressing everything from terrorism to tarted-up trailers.

Events kick off June 19, with a morning presentation led by Constable Paul Web, the Criminal Interdiction Coordinator for the Niagara Regional Police. The topic: Trucks and terrorism. Even the best-run fleets have to be wary of nefarious schemers, and this seminar’s designed to help reduce risks.

The conference will also feature Linda Gauthier of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), who will address issues surrounding the industry’s most important asset – the people.

A number of other business sessions have been set up on a variety of topics including a leading-edge panel of companies that have taken significant steps towards “Keeping it Green”; a breakfast seminar on the State of the Industry; and a specially chosen panel who will talk about the critical changes the industry is facing because of 2010 emission standards.

As usual the conference will provide an opportunity to recognize some special companies with an annual awards presentation, which will include:

• Some of Canada’s safest private fleets will receive the
PMTC – Zurich Private Fleet Safety Award in recognition of
superior safety performance.
• The PMTC – CPC Logistics Hall of Fame for Professional
Drivers will welcome new inductees with many years of safe
driving – truly the cream of the crop.
• The PMTC – 3M Canada Vehicle Graphics Design Awards,
always a highlight of the conference, will salute creativity and imagination in vehicle graphics design.

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