Private motor truck council of Canada




September 14, 2017


The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has announced it’s next regional seminar in it’s ongoing series of Cross Country Educational half day conferences.  The next seminar, being jointly hosted by PMTC and Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic, will be held on Thursday October 12th in Truro, Nova Scotia.

The seminar will run from 9am to 1pm and will cover three separate topics, which will bring value to employees and employers from many different sectors of the transportation industry.

The topics covered include:
Electronic Logging Device Mandate Update: In December of 2015 the FMCSA published its final rule mandating ELDs in the USA. After a 2-year phase in period, baring any successful legal challenges, it will become mandatory in the United States on December 18th of this year. In February of 2016 Transport Canada announced they were also mandating ELDs for federally regulated Canadian carriers. Transport Canada indicated originally the proposal would be posted in Canada Gazette Part 1 in December of 2016, which was then pushed back to late spring of 2017. As of the date of this release, we are still awaiting publication of the proposal.  In this presentation, Mike Millian, the President of the PMTC, will provide attendees with the latest updates on both sides of the border as well as the latest indicated timelines for compliance and grandfather dates.

The Legalisation of Marijuana and Industry Implications:  The Federal Government’s legalisation of Marijuana is coming into effect on July 1st of 2018.  Kimberly Pochini, the head of Patterson Law’s Labour and Employment team, will walk attendees through how this legislation will impact your business. Kimberly will educate you on your responsibilities and how to prepare / protect your organization and employees.

Youth Recruitment - Biggest HR question - how do we recruit and retain young people.  Kelly Henderson, Executive Director of Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic, will provide attendees with practical information on how to properly recruit and engage youth.  This session will give you a chance to hear about some industry trends along with walking away with some key strategies you can implement in your workplace today.

Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register early online or by contacting Vanessa at Registration is just $50 for a PMTC and THRSCA member, and $125.00 for a non-member.

Location details will be provided upon registration.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, starting at just $500.00.  See attached flyer for details.

Speaker Bio’s:
Kelly Henderson: Kelly Henderson, Executive Director for the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic has been in the trucking industry for over 24 years.  Having started her career in the trucking industry at a leading private career college for the trucking industry in Atlantic Canada, it was a natural progression to move to the Council in 2004.  Her work has focused in a variety of areas, not limited to, recruitment and retention, training standards, certifications and building human resource capacity in the trucking industry for over 24 years.  Over the years she has received many industry awards and recognitions for her contributions to industry. Most recently she achieved her Human Resource Management at Dalhousie and continues to make learning a top priority.   “The trucking industry has been very good to me – the best part of what I do is that every day is different – I experience new challenges and new opportunities regularly with ongoing opportunity to learn and grow.”

Mike Millian: Mike grew up on a beef farm in rural Southwestern Ontario in Huron County and began his career in the trucking industry in 1990 at the age of 18. Mike spent three years working for a local carrier hauling livestock and bulk agriculture products. At the age of 21, Mike went to work for a long haul refrigerated and general freight carrier and spent 5 years hauling freight in all 48 US Mainland states and 6 Canadian provinces. The carrier then opened a Certified Driver Training School in 1998 and Mike came off the road to become one of the schools first certified driver trainers. In 2000 Mike transitioned into Safety and Compliance for the fleet, while still working part time as a trainer for the school. In 2002 Mike moved over to a private fleet and became the Safety, Compliance, Maintenance and Training Manager for the Hensall District Co-operative’s Commercial Trucking Fleet.  Mike spent the next 12.5 years with Hensall and oversaw the fleet as it grew from 40 trucks in 2002 to over 140 in 2015.  In January of 2015 Mike moved into the trucking association business and was named the President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, where he remains in his current role.

Kimberly Pochini: Kimberly joined Patterson Law in 2012, and is the head of the firms Labour & Employment team. Kimberley previously worked as in-house counsel to a large institution, and as legal counsel for the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission. She recently co-authored the text “Teachers and the Law Third Edition, Diverse Roles and Challenges”. Kimberley is a member of the Board of Directors for the Bridges Institute and the Truro Head Start program. She is actively involved in the Canadian Bar Association as the National Representative for Region 3 and as vice chair of the Nova Scotia Health Law section.

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