Archive February 2023

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PMTC has concerns with Ontario Ministry of Transportations proposal to amend air brake license renewal process

Ontario proposing changes to the air brake license renewal process and knowledge test requirements.
Recently the Ontario Ministry of Transportations posted a proposal to amend the process of a driver renewing their Z endorsement for air brakes on their Ontario driver’s license. 

Government of Canada commits to economic recovery and supply chain sustainability by investing in Trucking HR Canada’s Career ExpressWay Program and more

OTTAWA, ON (February 9, 2023) – Today Trucking HR Canada (THRC) introduces a new addition to their Career ExpressWay Program. Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada under the Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP), the trucking industry will look to recruit and onboard up to 2600 new workers in both driving and non-driving roles.

PMTC & OTDS Announce the release of the 7th Annual Canadian Private Fleet Benchmarking Survey

For Immediate Release
Milton, ON:
The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Benchmark Sponsor, Ontario Truck Driving School, have announced that the 7th annual PMTC Canadian Private Fleet benchmarking survey instrument is live as of today, February 6th.  This study is open for completion by all Private Fleets which have a base of operations in Canada. PMTC Membership is not a requirement.

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada 2023 AWARDS SEASON OPENS

The 2023 Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Awards Program is now open for entries. Each year the PMTC teams with member companies to celebrate the Best in Trucking through the presentation of awards that recognize excellence in trucking.

The awards are presented during the Annual Conference which, this year, takes place at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s, Ontario from June 21st to the 23rd.
Competition entry forms and information are available online at
Deadline to enter is April 30th of 2023.


For immediate release
Milton, ON: The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has announced the full agenda and schedule for its 2023 Conference.  “Each year those who attend the PMTC Annual Conference tell us it is one of the best educational and networking values they receive in the transportation industry. We believe this year’s line up of speakers continues to build on that reputation”, says PMTC President, Mike Millian.  “As a result of the growth of the conference and sell outs for both sponsors and attendees for the last 2 in person conferences, the PMTC is excited to be moving to a new venue this year, the Hamilton Convention Centre. The new venue will allow for improved flow in the sponsor’s exhibit area as well as better sightlines and spacing while attending our best-in-class educational seminars. “
The conference will kick off the afternoon of June 21st with the Annual General Meeting for the membership.