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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

How Ontario’s General Trucking Sector can Address Driver Fatigue Among Professional Drivers

Driver fatigue identified as a top health and safety risk for trucking operations in Ontario

Top 10 root causes of driver fatigue among professional truck drivers in Ontario

In February 2020, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) in partnership with the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) organized a group of industry experts that met for two days to determine the root causes of driver fatigue in Ontario’s trucking sector. As part of their work, they also developed critical controls and specific activities that could be put in place to address driver fatigue in Ontario’s general trucking industry.

The list of the top 10 causes of driver fatigue, as identified by workers, supervisors, and employers in Ontario’s trucking sector is displayed in the infographic on pages 34-35 of Private Motor Carrier. More detailed information on the top causes of driver fatigue among professional truck drivers, is discussed in the accompanying technical paper available at www.ihsa.ca/driverfatigue.

Identifying solutions and controls

After identifying the top 10 causal factors of driver fatigue, the group of subject matter experts, led by Dr. Sujoy Dey of the MLTSD, identified possible solutions and controls for the top ranked risks. During the discussions, similar themes and proposed controls kept emerging that informed five key recommendations:

  • classify truck driving as a skilled trade (Red Seal),
  • review and address critical training gaps in mandatory entry-level training (MELT),
  • mandatory graduated licensing for all truck drivers,
  • greater enforcement of carriers who are non-compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Highway Traffic Act, and
  • promote mental health and wellness among professional truck drivers.

These recommendations provide a foundation for the reduction in driver fatigue by focussing on systemic causal factors and not just the symptoms of driver fatigue. The trucking industry should focus immediately on addressing these five key recommendations.

“The group of industry experts shared their experience, made suggestions, and proposed potential controls to address the primary causal factors and identified systemic weaknesses in the industry,” says Michelle Roberts, IHSA Director, Stakeholder & Client Engagement. “IHSA is proud of our work as an advocate for improving professional truck driver training, non-compliant carrier enforcement, and the importance of driver mental health and wellness. This work is a strong first step toward meaningful changes for safer and healthier workplaces for professional truck drivers.”

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