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This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.

The first Driven to Lead Module was held on September 19, and all reports back from the participants have been amazing! Twenty-one people attended this high energy, experiential program that was facilitated by Jeremy Enns of Eagles Flight.

Two of the comments received back in a post event survey include.

“The content was engaging and the facilitator, Jeremy, kept everyone focused and moving through discussions and exercises so that the time just flew by. The energy was great, and I stayed engaged.”

“I was very impressed with the facility and the whole program itself. Thank you very much for a very enjoyable and educational day.”

Another individual remarked that even after one class they were already noticing a difference in how people were communicating and working together at their workplace.

Another person mentioned that it is not just young leaders who could benefit from this program – and people of any age and current management level and experience could gain great value from attending this program!

For those who didn’t register to attend the first module, we are sorry you missed out. The good news is you don’t have to miss out on this great experience. The 2nd module, “Building and Leading Teams” was taking place on November 21 as this issue of PMC was being assembled – indications are it, too was a huge success. The next modules – #3- “Communicating for Impact” on February 20 and #4-“Coaching for Results” on May 15 – are predicted to have the same success.

While you receive a diploma only if you attend all four modules, you still receive certificates of completion for each individual module completed and will gain tremendous value and knowledge to take back to your workplace. If you decide after attending a module or two that you wish to graduate from the entire program and receive the Driven to Lead diploma, the missed module can be scheduled to be completed at a later date.

For more information, or to register to attend, please email info@pmtc.ca, call our office at 905-827-0587, or visit www.pmtc.ca. In order to achieve peak participation and value, class size is capped at 25, so register today before it’s to late!

 

Current News

A Critique of MTO’s Response to SPR’s 2018 Truck Parking Study

By Ted Harvey, SPR Associates Inc.

Background
In May 2018, SPR Associates of Toronto submitted a report to The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) on long-haul truck parking and rest areas along Southern Ontario Highways. This $280,000 Study involved a major review of truck parking in Southern Ontario and was led by Dr. Ted Harvey of SPR, with a U.S. and Canadian advisory panel of engineers and transportation and safety specialists. This state-of-the-art project was the most thorough study of this issue ever conducted in Canada, or perhaps anywhere, with engineering simulations based on over 450,000 truck trips on 25 highway segments, and online surveys of over 2,300 Canadian and U.S. truck drivers. Several hundred trucking companies were also surveyed. The goal of the Study was to assess the extent to which there is a shortage of truck parking and rest areas in Ontario and to make recommendations to address this issue.


The Study focused mainly on the highway 401 corridor from Detroit-Windsor to the Québec border, but with attention also to other 400 highways and rural areas. The 400 corridor, used by some 40,000 trucks per day, is a vital part of the supply chain for the Greater Toronto Area as well as the rest of Ontario. The surveys yielded detailed estimates of the need for parking on 25 Ontario highway segments and for over 70 existing truck stops. Drivers provided over 60,000 ratings of the difficulty of finding parking at all these locations. We also examined the history of implementation of Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations which limit driving hours to ensure rest. HOS drives the parking shortage and has been neglected by MTO for the past 15 years. On January 7, 2021, MTO issued a press release describing their proposed remedies to the parking shortage. 

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