PMTC CON­FER­ENCE 2017 UP­DATE

Road Today - - Contents - RE­PORT BY MIKE MILLIAN, PRES­I­DENT - PRI­VATE MO­TOR TRUCK COUN­CIL OF CANADA

The Pri­vate Mo­tor Truck Coun­cil of Canada (PMTC) wrapped up its 2-day an­nual con­fer­ence June 16th at the Crowne Plaza in Ni­a­gara Falls On­tario.

This year’s event was once again a big suc­cess. The PMTC set a new record for num­ber of reg­is­tered at­tendee’s and spon­sors. We thank ev­ery­one who came out and made this event a suc­cess for our As­so­ci­a­tion, and our net­work. At­ten­dees were treated to 7 ed­u­ca­tional and en­ter­tain­ing sem­i­nars, net­work­ing ses­sions with our spon­sors and ex­hibitors, as well as a pre­con­fer­ence re­cep­tion hosted by our Young Lead­ers Group.

The An­nual Con­fer­ence also in­cludes our awards pro­gram that hon­ors driv­ers, fleets and ex­ec­u­tives. In ad­di­tion to this, we pro­vide 2 Young Lead­ers with ed­u­ca­tion bur­saries and 1 PMTC Mem­ber com­pany em­ployee with a driver train­ing schol­ar­ship. (for all the in­for­ma­tion on the award win­ners visit www.pmtc.ca ). Peo­ple who at­tend our con­fer­ence and get in­volved are ob­vi­ously see­ing an in­creased value in be­ing part of the PMTC, as our 3 high­est num­bers for at­ten­dance and spon­sor­ship have come in the last 3 years, and for this the PMTC is thank­ful for your in­creas­ing sup­port.

The PMTC, in keep­ing with the Trans­porta­tion In­dus­tries’ pen­sion of giv­ing back, in lieu of speaker gifts, made a $1,000.00 do­na­tion to the Truck Con­voy for Spe­cial Olympics on their be­half. This is a great cause, and one the PMTC is proud to help sup­port. Con­voys take place across this great coun­try, in 7 dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions, be­gin­ning Au­gust 28th in P.E.I., (www. Spe­cialolympics.ca/pei), and end­ing on Septem­ber 23rd in Nova Sco­tia.(www.truck­con­voyns. ca) In be­tween there are stops in Man­i­toba on Septem­ber 9th, (www.spe­cialolympics.mb.ca) Saskatchewan on Septem­ber 10th, (www.spe­cialolympics. Sk.ca) 2 in On­tario on Septem­ber 16th, (www.truck­con­voy. ca) as well as one in Al­berta on Septem­ber 16th. (www. Al­ber­ta­torchrun.ca/word­press). Please help sup­port the con­voys and raise funds for the Spe­cial Olympics Ath­letes in your com­mu­nity.

Get­ting back to the con­fer­ence, the PMTC Young Lead­ers Group (YLG) was also front and cen­ter at this year’s event, and started with their own YLG net­work­ing func­tion. It was fol­lowed by a sem­i­nar on au­ton­o­mous trucks which fea­tured a panel hosted by Lou Smyrlis of Truck News. Fol­low­ing the sem­i­nar, the YLG pro­vided its CITT bur­saries to 2 well de­served re­cip­i­ents.

“The PMTC Young Lead­ers Group is re­ally build­ing mo­men­tum and are poised to do great things in our in­dus­try. The net­work­ing, ed­u­ca­tion and lead­er­ship skills that can be gained by be­ing part of this group are in­valu­able” stated PMTC Pres­i­dent Mike Millian. Get out. Get In­volved. Get In­spired!

Reach out to the PMTC of­fice at [email protected] We would love to see you come out and get in­volved with the PMTC, our In­dus­try, and our fu­ture Young Lead­ers.

MATT RICHARD­SON FROM KRTS (RIGHT) PRE­SENT­ING THE PRO­FES­SIONAL CMV DRIVER TRAIN­ING SCHOL­AR­SHIP TO DY­LAN RAM­SAY (SUPERIOR PROPANE).

RICHARD LALONDE (RIGHT) RE­CEIV­ING THE PRES­I­DENT’S AWARD FROM MIKE MILLIAN.

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