Private motor truck council of Canada



Next Ontario Regional Seminar Announced

September 20, 2017

Milton, ON: The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has announced it’s Ontario regional fall seminar, which will be held in Milton Ontario on Thursday October 19th.

The seminar will run from 8:30am to 11:30am and will cover three separate and diverse topics.  One of the advantages of being a member of the PMTC is that we actively seek opportunities to provide members with access to leaders in the trucking industry who provide information and practical solutions to keep their companies informed and better able to be prepared to protect the interests of their companies and employees.

The topics being covered are: An ELD Update, Social Media Investigations and CMV on Road Safety Inspections.

Social Media Investigations
Maeve Davis, VP Client Services at ISB Canada, will be presenting on Social Media Investigations. Social media networks have emerged as the next frontier for security investigations and this exciting presentation will include a look into the current social media landscape and the social media life cycle. Discover more about open source investigations, data collected from publicly available sources, and the full capabilities of geo-fencing, targeting a specific area to gather evidence of a current workplace investigation. Maeve will also discuss the potential landmines associated with conducting your own social media investigation and ultimately the importance of the handling of collected data and their court admissibility.

CMV on Road Safety Enforcement
In this session, Staff Sergeant Mike Hinsberger of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, and Chair of the Ontario Police Commercial Vehicle Committee, (OPCVC) and Constable Pat Martin, Vice Chair of the OPCVC, will walk attendee’s through some stats and information obtained from their CMV safety blitzes. Included in this presentation will be statistics, defects found, driver and officer interaction, among other interesting and helpful insights to help drivers and their companies be prepared if they get stopped for an inspection. Mike and Pat will also discuss the issue of distracted driving and other safety related issues.

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 attendees 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.

Register Now
Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register early by contacting Vanessa Cox at You can also register online at  Registration is just $25 for a PMTC member, and $125.00 for a non-member. Location details will be provided upon registration.

Interested in Sponsoring?
Sponsors are also being welcomed and start at only $500.00, if you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Vanessa for details.

Mike Hinsberger: Mike has been Employed with Waterloo Regional Police Service for 27 years, currently in charge of Traffic Services for Waterloo Regional Police Service. Mike has been a holder of a commercial drivers’ license since 1984, with 12 years’ experience as a commercial driver in both local and long-haul operations. He has been a Certified CVSA Commercial Vehicle Inspector since 2003. Some of Mike’s qualifications and accomplishments include:
-Master Instructor and recognized expert by US FMCSA – DIAP (Drug Interdiction Assistance Program) in commercial vehicle criminal interdiction
-Current Chair of the Ontario Police Commercial Vehicle Committee (OPCVC)
- Past Vice- Chair of OPCVC and founding member since 2009
-Lectured to more than 4000 officers around North America CMV rules and regulations & Commercial Vehicle Criminal Interdiction
-Recognized Expert by Canadian courts in commercial vehicle criminal interdiction
-2016 recipient of the “Traffic Safety Award of Excellence” by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)
-2017 recipient of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) “Traffic Safety Lifetime Achievement Award”

Pat Martin: Pat joined the Halton Regional Police Service as a Constable working in the Milton area in 1990. In 2007 he joined the Halton Regional Police Traffic Unit and became a full time enforcement officer, Radar-Lidar Instructor and Level 2 Collision Reconstructionist  In 2009 Pat seconded to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit and began work on CVSA Certification.
In 2010 joined the Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit full time and became a certified CVSA Inspector and Dangerous Good Inspector

Pat was elected Vice Chair of the Ontario Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Committee. Currently serving his second term as Vice Chair. Became a Voting member of the CVSA Hazmat Committee in 2015 and sits on two CVSA Committee.  In 2017 Pat received the Ontario Association Chiefs of Police Award of Excellence in Traffic for work with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Industry.

Maeve Davis:  Maeve is the VP of Client Services, ISB Canada.  Maeve brings 25 years of experience as a senior executive in the Canadian insurance industry to the ISB Canada team. In her current role, Maeve is responsible for driving growth while assisting customers across the continent meet the critical need for better efficiencies, cost-savings and accuracy in the processing of claims. Prior to ISB, Maeve held senior national positions within Canada's largest insurance brokerage, an independent adjusting firm, and a tier 1 commercial insurer. Through her strategic leadership roles and strong relationship-building skills, she has amassed an extensive cross-section of experience at all levels of the insurance marketplace. Maeve holds a Canadian Risk Management, Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada, and Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designations.

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 manger for the Hensall District Co-operative’s Commercial Trucking Fleet.  Mike spent the next 12.5 years with Hensall and oversaw the Fleets 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.


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