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On-road charges, enforcement practices changing

October 18, 2018 by John Smith

MILTON, Ont. — The rules of engagement have changed when it comes to the charges Ontario drivers can face – as have the people who might lay the charges in the first place. As of last week, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement teams expanded their focus beyond speed limiters to include charges for outright speeding, Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions’ Alex Bugeya told fleet managers during a presentation hosted by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC).

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Drivers face tougher tests with legal marijuana

October 18, 2018 by John Smith

MILTON, Ont. – Cross-border truck drivers who already face drug screening are not the only ones who face restrictions under Canada’s new framework for legalized recreational marijuana. Impaired driving rules have been refined at federal and provincial levels, said Alex Bugeya of Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions, during a presentation hosted by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC).

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PMTC honors fleet graphics

June 15, 2018 by John Smith

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has celebrated some highly decorated trucks through its 33rd annual Fleet Graphics Design Awards. “Companies are obviously proud of the image of their fleets,” said Terry Maw, vice-president of […]

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Ontario training schools call for tuition hike

December 11, 2017 by John Smith

HAMILTON, ON – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is calling on the province to raise the $40 hourly cap on tuition governed by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development – and it has already found industry support in the call.
Select carriers, insurance providers, and the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada are all supporting the bid.
The cap has not been adjusted since 2009, but since then training school insurance costs have risen an average of 200%, equipment leases are up 45%, instructor wages are up 15%, and maintenance fees are up 20%, TTSAO argues. Costs also increased with the province’s recent introduction of Mandatory Entry Level Training.
“When you factor in the cost of fuel, insurance and wages for your staff and other capital expenses the $40.00 cap seems unreasonable for any kind of operation,” says Guy Broderick, a driver training supervisor at APPS Transport Group and chairman of the association’s carrier group.

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Private fleet dispatcher award unveiled

October 31, 2017 by John Smith

MILTON, ON – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) and CPC Logistics Canada are joining forces to honor dispatchers with the newly created Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award.

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Atlantic educational session handles hot topics

September 8, 2017 by elizabeth

TURO, NS – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is bringing its half-day cross-country educational sessions to Atlantic Canada.
Partnering with Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic, the group will be hosting the regional session as part of its educational tour of the country, Oct. 12.

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Harrison named PMTC chairman

June 15, 2017 by John Smith

NIAGARA FALLS, ON – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has named its 2017-18 board of directors, with John Harrison of CPC Logistics Canada serving as chairman.

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PMTC accepting award entries until April 30

April 4, 2017 by sehui

MILTON, ON – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) awards program will be taking entries until April 30, 2017.
Every year the PMTC honors private sector fleets and drivers with awards at their annual conference. This year’s awards will be presented at the PMTC’s Annual Conference being held on June 15-16 at the Plaza-Fallsview Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario.