PMTC CONFERENCE 2017 UPDATE
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.