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PMTC 2021 Conference Schedule Announced, June 16th to the 18th

 

Milton, ON: The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, after much consideration, has decided in order to protect the Health and Safety of the public, that the 2021 AGM and Conference will not be able to proceed as an in-person event in June of this year. Instead, the board of directors voted unanimously to proceed with a fully virtual 3 day event from June 16th to the 18th, with plans to return with a full in person event in June of 2022. “In these trying times, and with the continued development of COVID-19, it became obvious to our Board that we could not in good conscience move forward with an in person event. The Health and safety of our staff, speakers, friends, industry colleagues and guests who attend our events year after year, must always be top of mind. While governments around the country are beginning vaccinations and we are beginning to see a light at the end of what has been a long tunnel, large indoor gatherings are still not recommended in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and when we look at Canada’s hope to have 50% of the population vaccinated by the end of June, the board felt the likelihood of any large gathering being allowed, or even recommended before then are very remote. While in person is not feasible, we do still want to provide the high calibre of education and recognition that our conference has become well known for. As a result, we will be going with a fully virtual event again this year, which we are confident will provide you with the education value you are used to from PMTC events.

For our virtual event we have once again partnered with C-Vent, one of the worlds leading virtual conference partners, and who worked with PMTC to ensure we delivered a high-quality event back in September of 2020.

Since that time, C-Vent has made improvements to their platform, which will make the user experience an even higher quality, and more streamlined than last year, and PMTC and C-Vent will work together to build off our experience from last year and make improvements to enhance the viewers and sponsors experience and value for this year’s virtual event.

The conference will kick off each day at 10am eastern time and end by no later than 3pm each day.  There will be 10 educational seminars as well as the PMTC awards programs. As in person presentations of awards are not possible, we will be using video tributes once again that will be played for all announced winners so we can recognize their achievements as best as possible and provide the recognition that is so richly deserved.

A schedule of topics and events is listed below, and the full brochure with details and registration will be up on the PMTC website shortly, as we work on finalizing all details with our event partner. (Conference agenda and schedule subject to change with out notice)

For more information, to register, or for sponsorship opportunities, you may visit our website at www.pmtc.ca,  email Annette Kieft at info@pmtc.ca, or call the office at 905-827-0587. Registration to attend will be $99.00 for PMTC Members and $149.00 for non-members and will be up on our website by March 1st. All those who register will receive recorded copies of the Conference.  

 

June 16th

OPENING REMARKS AND COMMENTS FROM TRANSPORT CANADA

Seminar I - TRANSPORTATION LEGAL UPDATE

Seminar II- COVID-19 & DRIVER HEALTH

Seminar III INTRODUCTION TO THE 2021 PMTC BENCHMARKING SURVEY, SPONSORED BY ONTARIO TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL

Seminar IV -MANAGING DRIVER BEHAVIOUR FOR PROFITABILITY

June 17th

Seminar Vylg sourced seminar: the time for natural gas is now

Seminar VI – secure logistics-cargo theft, supply chain & loss prevention solutions

PMTC-AVIVA PRIVATE FLEET SAFETY AWARDS
Recognizing private fleets with exceptional safety records is an important part of the conference.  Join us as we recognize the safest private fleets in the country.

PMTC-KRTS DRIVER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

Fleets can’t achieve amazing safety records without qualified and trained drivers. one lucky PMTC member will be awarded the PMTC-KRTS Driver Training Scholarship. The recipient will receive the funds to cover a 200-hour TTSAO or PTDI Certified Professional Truck Driver course.

Seminar VII – partnering with autonomous vehicle service providers: regulatory & contractual considerations

PMTC YOUNG LEADERS EDUCATION BURSARY
Up to two PMTC Young Leaders will be awarded with the PMTC Young Leaders Education Bursary, which provides funds to cover two of the four courses offered from CITT that comprise the “PMTC Logistics Management Graduate Program”.  

DRIVEN TO LEAD GRADUATION CEREMONY

Last year marked the 2nd Young Leaders Group Driven to Lead Diploma Program. This program is an interactive, experiential 4 module program facilitated by Eagle’s Flight.  Join us in congratulating and recognizing the graduates of the 2020 Driven to Lead Program.

 

Seminar VIII – getting ahead of cognitive impairment & the future of testing in the workplace

June 18th  

Seminar IX – The four disciplines of execution, engaging staff & drivers to improve company performance

PMTC-3M VEHICLE GRAPHICS AWARDS
One of the highlights of our conference every year. You will be treated to a video display of some of the best truck graphics to be found anywhere. These fleets are proud of their image, as they should be.

Seminar X – carrier, vendor & law enforcement response to covid-19

RICK AUSTIN MEMORIAL DISPATCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD- SPONSORED BY CPC LOGISTICS CANADA

Help us recognize the 4th annual Rick Austin Dispatcher of the year recipient. Dispatchers are an integral part of any fleet, and one that is often overlooked.

PMTC – CPC LOGISTICS CANADA HALL OF FAME FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS
Every year we induct up to four professional drivers who have compiled outstanding safety records over the course of their career.   Recognizing their individual achievements is always a conference highlight.

 

 

 

E-Bulletin

Employment Confirmation - Esentail Transportation Worker Enlgish

Employment Confirmation - Esentail Transportation Worker French

Juristictional Update Jan 7/2020

January 7th, 2021

Please note that the PMTC has collected all E-bulletins as it relates to Covid-19

and placed them all for reference on our member website if our members need to refer back to them,

under E-news Hub/Covid-19 Bulletins

National

 

New Brunswick

 

Entire province moving to Orange level 

In the Orange level, subject to the Public Health and WorkSafeNB COVID-19 general guidance, a series of rules and restrictions apply and are available online. Included among the requirements are the following:

  • Single household bubble: A one household bubble includes the people you live with. The bubble can be extended to caregivers, an immediate family member who needs the support from someone in the household (a parent who relies on their adult child for example) and one other person who needs support. It is only this same single household permitted to go to restaurants and other venues together.
  • Only essential travel is recommended within the province, however, people can continue to travel for work, school, essential errands and medical appointments.
  • Masks are mandatory in indoor public places. Masks are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of two metres cannot be maintained.

Quebec

A reconfinement similar to that of spring 2020 is reinstated for 4 weeks, from January 9 to February 8.

Non-essential businesses will remain closed and the construction and manufacturing sectors  will see their activities reduced to a minimum. Those transporting merchandise are allowed to operate outside the curfew hours, which in essence exempts Commercial Truck Drivers. It is recommended that you have with you an essential service letter with you. English and French copies of this letter are attached and need to be completed by the company and provided to each driver.

Starting this Saturday. A curfew will be effective from 0800PM to 0500AM till February 8th. Essential businesses, i.e. groceries  must close around 0730PM to allow their employees to return. The only exceptions are pharmacies and gas stations.

Police can issue fines ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 6,000 to anyone who breaks these rules. For more information from the government of Quebec on the restrictions, please click on the link below.  

https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/confinement-du-quebec-covid-19/

Yukon

 

Public Health Emergency Extended Through January 19 https://www.gov.nt.ca/en/newsroom/public-health-emergency-extended-through-january-19

 

South of the border

  

www.cvsaemergencydeclarations.org

Mike Millian

President

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

225 Main Street East

Unit #5, Milton, On

L9T 1N9

Office: 905-827-0587

Cell: 519-932-0902

Fax: 905-827-8212

E-Bulletin

November 26th, 2020

 

Please note that the PMTC has collected all E-bulletins as it relates to Covid-19

and placed them all for reference on our member website if our members need to refer back to them,

under E-news Hub/Covid-19 Bulletins

We will be moving this updates to twice per week unless something comes up that we need to inform you of immediately.

 

National

 

New Brunswick

 

Changes to travel rules outside New Brunswick

Effective midnight tonight, people travelling into New Brunswick, including all of the Atlantic provinces, are required to self-isolate for 14 days unless exempt. Registration for travel into New Brunswick, including New Brunswickers returning home from travel, is also now mandatory. Travellers must register at www.gnb.ca/travelregistration. Failure to register can result in penalties. These changes in the rules do not effect commercial truck drivers.

Renewal and revision of mandatory order

The state of emergency mandatory order was renewed today under the authority of the Emergency Measures Act.

 

P.E.I.

 

Travelling Workers and Isolation Requirements

 

Prince Edward Island is temporarily suspending its participation in the Atlantic Provinces Travel Bubble.

Anyone who performs paid work in Prince Edward Island may be eligible to work-isolate. Once approved to work-isolate, you must respect the public health measures for work-isolation.

Work-Isolation and Testing. Please see attached document from PEI that explains the new requirements for Truck Drivers more clearly.

 

South of the border

www.cvsaemergencydeclarations.org

Mike Millian

President

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

225 Main Street East

Unit #5, Milton, On

L9T 1N9

Office: 905-827-0587

Cell: 519-932-0902

Fax: 905-827-8212

 

Current News

Retention for the Future of Trucking

As we look ahead, we recognize that retention is a critical component of the trucking sector’s business model and success in retaining a strong workforce. At a point where we have a skilled worker shortage, we cannot afford to lose our assets: our driving force who keep the economy moving and our businesses growing.

We have companies with varied turnover rates and those rates result in dollars lost. We have companies that have varied hiring practices, which inevitably result in varied retention rates.

The reports indicate that the skilled worker shortage will continue to increase as we move toward 2024. It’s time to reinforce our retention practices so we can reduce our turnover rates – resulting in strong retention practices.

It is a topic worth considering. We need to put the same level of effort into retention as we do into recruitment. Why is retention a challenge? What areas are we missing that create this barrier to stronger retention rates? Do we accept high turnover as the cost of doing business?

Let’s take a step back. The loss of one driver can have a potential cost implication of up to $5,000 (this may be low for some companies) to replace the professional driver. Lose 10 drivers and suddenly you are at a loss of approximately $50,000. In a sector where margins are tight, can we afford those types of losses without exploring why and how we can do better?

Understanding why we lose people in our sector can be challenging. Even the best exit survey strategies do not always yield the information we need to remove barriers and retain the individual or offer insight into what we can do differently; however, the survey is an essential tool that provides an opportunity to learn... it just needs to go beyond the surface. We need to go to the beginning at the point of hire.

The first thing I think about when looking at retention is trust. Is there trust being built at the recruitment stage – at a level that can be delivered beyond the promises made at the point of recruitment. Can we deliver the pay, home time, benefits, flexibility and everything else that we have promised?

Trust is a deal-breaker for many of us. If you promise professional development in the first year of an employee’s career and then do not offer it, you have broken trust. If you promise a raise after a three-month probation period and do not provide it, you have broken trust. If you promise a professional driver that they will be able to be home for special occasions and you do not get them home, you have broken trust.

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