PMTC to Host Next Regional Seminar in Calgary
The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has announced the next regional seminar in its ongoing series of cross country educational half day conferences.
The seminar in Calgary will be held on Wednesday, May 17th from 8:30am to 11:30am. It will cover three topics that are at the forefront of the Trucking Industry : Marijuana in the Workplace, Sleep Apnea and an ELD Update.
“Canadian Cannabis Craze, Marijuana in the workplace”
Medical Marijuana authorisations continue to increase at an alarming rate across Canada, and with the federal Liberal government announcing its intention to legalise marijuana in the near future, concerns are being raised regarding the impact this will have on employees and the workplace, especially when it comes to safety sensitive positions. The job of a Professional CMV operator is one of these safety sensitive positions, whose workplace is shared with not only employees, but the public.
Dr. Melissa Snider-adler, Chief Medical review officer for Drivercheck Inc, will provide up to date information on Marijuana in the workplace, and what companies can do to protect themselves.
“Sleep Apnea, Fatigue Management”
The understanding of fatigue has been evolving quickly over the last few years. Fatigue is more readily being recognised as an impairment that is just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A fatigued driver simply will not have the same reaction time as a well rested driver, and fatigue is one of the leading causes of CMV accidents. Sleep Apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Studies have indicated that as many as 1/3 of CMV drivers have Sleep Apnea.
Dr. Melissa Adler will touch on what fatigue is, what sleep apnea is, how fatigue impacts one’s ability to perform safety sensitive duties, and how you can test for fatigue.
The ELD Mandate, are you ready?
As of December 18th of this year, any truck operating in the USA will be required to operate with an ELD. Those who have existing technology that is not compliant with the US standard, will have until December 16th of 2019 to come into compliance. Are you ready for the mandate? When will the mandate come into effect for Canadian only carriers? In this seminar, Mike Millian, the President of the PMTC, who has been involved with the consultations with Transport Canada on the upcoming ELD mandate for Canadian carriers, will bring attendee’s up to date on the ELD mandate, where the timelines sit, and what carriers need to know to ensure they are ready and compliant with the mandate on both sides of the border.
Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register early by contacting Vanessa Cox at [email protected] ca. You can also register online at www.pmtc.ca. Registration is just $50 for a PMTC and Drivercheck member, and $125.00 for a non-mem ber.