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PMTC Announces New Driver Qualification System

The PMTC is happy to announce that its newest member service product is now available. Effective July 9, the new PMTC Driver Qualification System is live and accessible to PMTC Members. Powered by ISB Canada’s Making Eligibility Easy (MEE) Division, this customized system will now provide PMTC members the ability to order their driver qualification and requalification documents at a steeply discounted rate.

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Trucking HR Canada requests assistance from industry in pair of surveys

Youth with Drive survey

Trucking HR Canada has launched its Youth with Drive survey, as a next step in developing a national employment strategy for youth in the trucking industry.

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A Trucking HR Canada Blog

Those missing millennials

Millennials, or those aged 18 to 35, are the largest cohort in Canada’s workforce. Yet they represent a very small percentage of the trucking workforce.

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Human Resources

Employer of Choice Luncheon and HR Conference

"Employer of Choice” is a program developed by industry for the trucking industry and is offered through the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic. 

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PMTC panel on driver recruitment impresses

John Harrison, Andy Walker, Dennis Shantz, Mike Millian

On Feb. 23-24, the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario Inc. held its inaugural annual conference in Mississauga. Featured was a panel from the PMTC discussing ‘The Future of Recruitment in the Private Fleet Industry.’

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Private fleets secure top workplace honours

The Brick, Home Hardware recognized by Top Fleet Employers

Two private fleets have made their mark in Trucking HR Canada's Top Fleet Employers program, which has recognized 22 of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry.

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View Masters

11 ways to conduct better job interviews

There is a lot to be learned during a job interview. Consider these tips to help gather vital information and find the best candidates for your organization.

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The art and science of people picking

The stakes for hiring good, safe, smart people have never been higher. And they've never been more competitive

"The fact that you’re a private fleet is going to get their attention,” says John Thomson, vice president Canadian operations at Huron Services Group. Indeed, private fleets have an undeniable edge in the competitive, candidate-driven marketplace for recruits. The operations offer the chance to be part of consumer-facing brands and, in many cases, schedules that allow drivers to return home at the end of a shift. What’s not to like? But this hardly means you can rest on your laurels. “It’s been tough in recent years. You are constantly working away, tweaking things, to get someone in the door where hopefully you can sell it to them,” he says.

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Let's talk about sex

Women account for a fraction of fleet employees. You should be worried.

Today’s fleets have a problem with women. To be precise, the problem is a lack of women. While representing 48% of Canada’s labour pool, they account for just 3% of truck drivers, mechanics and cargo workers. Things are only marginally different in office environments, where a mere 11% of managers and 18% of dispatchers are female.

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Dream Teams

The trucking industry’s future stars can shine during early interviews, road tests

Some people seem born to be truck drivers. They move effortlessly through the gears, are never rattled by traffic, and approach every task like true professionals.

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A Rewarding Experience

EOBRs helped Hensall reach key targets … once drivers began to earn incentives

Driver-monitoring technologies may lead to better performance in the short term, but those improvements may be short-lived unless drivers see a benefit.

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A Driving Force

Want to attract the best drivers? They’re looking for more than a paycheque.

MOST MANAGERS WOULD DREAM of a fleet packed with drivers from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers. When researchers studied this group and other high performers in private fleets they found employees who are focused, self-disciplined and conscientious; comfortable working on their own without being antisocial; and, serious about “getting it right”.

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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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