PMTC & KRTS announce recipient of the Professional CMV Driver Training Scholarship
The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, along with sponsor KRTS, announced the recipient of the Professional Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Scholarship at its Annual General Meeting & Conference in Hamilton, Ontario on June 22nd, 2023.“The skill and professionalism that is required of today's professional drivers is increasing with each passing year,” stated PMTC President Mike Millian. “For an entry level driver entering our industry to have the best chance possible to be successful, it is imperative that they receive the best in class training that is available. This scholarship, which provides training that is TTSAO certified & MELT approved, provides just that. We are thankful to KRTS for sponsoring this award and making this scholarship possible.”
To be eligible to receive this award, applicants must be employed by, or be a relative of a current PMTC member. They must have no more than 3 points listed against their Motor Vehicle Driving record. They must have no impaired, dangerous, careless, or similar driving convictions in the past 3 years. Must have no criminal code convictions or must have received a pardon or a waiver. The applicants must also have a conditional job offer as a professional driver, or a related field, pending successful completion of the Training Program. The applicant also had to be nominated by his or her employer, had to submit a resume and a 650 to 1000-word essay stating why they thought they were a good candidate for the scholarship and what their personal goals within the Transportation Industry are.
The 2023 recipient is Max Sundquist of Lincoln, On, employed by Spring Creek Carriers.
Max's introduction to the trucking industry began when he was 5 years old, the first time his dad took him on a trip. Max's dad has been a long-haul driver for over 30 years. Until Max began working for Spring Creek in 2020 however, as a dispatcher, he had not really envisioned a career in the transportation industry. Now that he has been in it for the last 3 years, he loves it. Max indicates he loves being part of such an amazing industry and playing a role in such an important industry to the economy and supplying people's daily basic needs.
Max is passionate about the industry and wants to expand his knowledge of the daily struggles that a driver goes through, which is of central importance to his role as a dispatcher. Max feels going through Entry level Training at a quality certified school such as KRTS will help increase his knowledge and understanding of some of what a driver has to deal with.
In nominating Max, his employer Spring Creek Carriers, stressed that Max has an eagerness to learn, and an ability to quickly apprehend and understand challenges, and make suggestions for improvement. Max was hired in May of 2020, with the interview process beginning in April. This was just as Covid was in it's infancy, and most places were in a flux, laying people off as opposed to hiring new. Despite this concern, Spring Creek saw enough through the 4 interviews they conducted to take a chance on Max. Max was hired in the Customer Service Relations department. Max quickly grasped the TMS & offered suggestions on how to improve it. He quickly began to understand Spring Creek's model of LTL, and also how important it was to support the drivers. Max has been promoted to a junior role in outbound dispatch. In his new role Max has continued to ask questions, seek out guidance and improve in his role.
Whether Max stay's in a role in dispatch, moves into the safety and compliance field, or becomes a driver down the road, he believes this Commercial Driver Training Scholarship will increase his knowledge and help him be an improved employee for Spring Creek and the Industry, and Spring Creek has committed to continue to support him in his career at their organization.
Please join me in congratulating Max Sundquist for receiving the PMTC-KRTS 2023 Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Scholarship.
PMTC & KRTS both congratulate Max on receiving this much deserved training scholarship.
For more Information, contact:
Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Tel: 905-827-0587
225 Main Street East, Unit 5 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milton, Ontario, L9T 1N9 website: www.pmtc.ca