Private motor truck council of Canada



Learning is a never-ending process and with that in mind PMTC members use the opportunity to attend our seminars throughout the year.

The PMTC seminar program is designed to feature knowledgeable speakers on topics that are important and that need to be addressed in a timely manner.  The seminars are therefore scheduled on an ad-hoc basis as required and members are notified through our various communications channels.

Often these topics are suggested by members themselves, so we know they will be of interest.


DECEMBER 5 - Truro, NS

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 ELD’s 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 ELD’s 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 attendee’s 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 by contacting Vanessa Cox at
Registration is just $50 for a PMTC and THRSCA member, and $125.00 for a non-member. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, starting at just $500.00.

Location details will be provided upon registration.