Seminars/Webinars

MAXIMIZING SAFETY: LEVERAGING THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING PROGRAM (PSP) FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVERS CROSSING INTO THE UNITED STATES
April 30/2024
Virtual

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Speaker:
Yvonne Glover
Director of Operations
Tyler Technologies

 
Are you tasked with screening commercial drivers for your company? Join us for an insightful webinar where we delve into the value of the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) launched by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2010.

PSP isn't just another bureaucratic option; it's a critical tool for enhancing road safety and mitigating risks associated with hiring commercial drivers. Learn from industry experts and real-life case studies how PSP goes beyond identifying potentially unsafe drivers to safeguarding against negligent hiring litigation. Discover the concrete benefits of PSP backed by compelling data from safety studies. Carriers utilizing PSP have seen significant reductions in crash rates and driver out-of-service incidents, contributing to a safer road environment for all.


Don't miss out on this opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to reduce the risk of hiring unsafe drivers.

Join us and join the ranks of thousands of companies already benefiting from PSP to enhance road safety and protect your clients' interests.

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EYES WIDE OPEN: A ROADMAP FOR MANAGING SLEEP AND FATIGUE, SPOTLIGHTING SLEEP APNEA IN TRANSPORTATION

March 27/2024
Virtual

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In the dynamic world of transportation, where precision and safety are paramount, the profound impact of sleep and fatigue on performance demands our attention. This presentation seeks to illuminate the critical issue of sleep and fatigue impairment within the transportation industry, unraveling its implications, challenges, and proposing innovative solutions. Special emphasis will be placed on the often-overlooked danger of sleep apnea, with a focus on leveraging home sleep testing for early detection and intervention. Our journey commences by exploring the intricate science behind sleep and fatigue, unraveling how disrupted sleep patterns and prolonged wakefulness impair cognitive functions, reaction times, and decision-making. Recognizing sleep apnea as a pervasive threat in the transportation industry,

I will explore the characteristics, prevalence, and potential consequences of this sleep disorder. Attendees will gain valuable insights into how untreated sleep apnea exacerbates fatigue, impairs performance, and significantly elevates the risk of accidents. The presentation will also introduce the role of home sleep testing as a practical and accessible tool for early detection and intervention.

Presentations:
PMTC Driven To Lead Program

Eyes Wide Open

EASTERN CANADA REGIONAL SEMINAR

March 20/2024
In Person


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Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety & Enforcement Initiatives: Douglas J Leamon, Manager of Motor Vehicle Inspections, Training & Outreach with the Nova Scotia Department of Public Works, will kick things off by taking attendees through the various initiatives in place by the department and on the horizon to improve commercial motor vehicle safety and compliance in the province of Nova Scotia.

Mandatory Entry Level Training: In the fall of 2023 Nova Scotia announced they planned to move forward with Mandatory Entry Level Training in 2024. In person consultations were held in the fall, and a public consultation portal was opened for feedback. PMTC and THRSCA attended these meetings, and provided written feedback prior to the closing of consultations in December of 2023. Department of Public Works will have an official onsite to bring attendee’s up to date on where MELT is with in the Province & when we can expect the regulation to take effect.

Human Resource Topics:  
Incorporating IDEA into Your Business:
A Must for Sustainability and Growth

Gay White, Riverbend Consulting / Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic HR Support.
Incorporating Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) into our workplaces and our daily lives is a movement that is happening now.  Are you ready?  In our diverse and ever-changing world, promoting inclusion has become critical to an organization’s sustainability and growth.  It is no longer a moral obligation, but a crucial element in the recruitment, retention, and performance management of top talent.  Learn more about your legal responsibilities at this informative session.

Generational Differences
TBA Facilitator
Understanding the demands on our workforce in today's climate is critical.  We need to be innovative and respond to the needs of the various employees in our workplaces.  Learn how to maneuver the various generations so your workplace is productive and responding to the needs of all employees.


A DRIVING FORCE IN COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
February 22/2024
Virtual

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What are the best practices of PMTC members in the fight against human trafficking? Join Heather Fry, the director of Industry Training with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), as she shares tips and case studies from PMTC members partnering with TAT in the battle against this crime. In the past 15 years, members of the transportation industry have proven effective as front-line responders throughout North America in recognizing and reporting the signs of human trafficking. Tips from truckers alone have helped to identify countless victims of trafficking, thanks to knowing what to look for, whether they’re at truck stops, rest areas, hotels/motels, in their own communities or at other locations. Learn how you can successfully engage and empower your employees to be a part of this driving force disrupting human trafficking networks. Heather will be joined by Jim Dimech, Director of Distribution, Merchant & On site gases for Linde Canada, & Matt Richardson, Vice President at KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. Linde was the first company in Canada to be TAT trained. Jim will discuss why they became TAT trained, and the effect it had on the morale of their workforce. KRTS was one of the first schools in Canada to incorporate TAT training into their commercial truck driver entry level training program. Matt will discuss how KRTS got involved, and why they felt it was so important to put all of their students through this awareness training.

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Presentations:
Truckers Against Trafficking 
Linde Canada TAT Experience Feb 2024


DRIVING BEHAVIORS THAT LEAD TO INJURY COLLISIONS IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 
January 31/2024
Virtual


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In this webinar, Michael Hinsperger, Commercial Vehicle Consultant- Collision Specialist, with Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions, will discuss the main causes of injury collisions involving commercial vehicles, including the “Fatal Four” offenses as identified nationally by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). Mike will also explain some of the science behind Rates of Speed vs Driver Reaction, Dynamics of Brake Fade, Driver Distractions, and Impairment effects of Alcohol and Cannabis on a driver.

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Presentations:
DRIVING BEHAVIORS AND VIOLATIONS LEADING TO INJURY COLLISIONS 

KRTS SIMULATOR SERVICES

ONTARIO REGIONAL SEMINAR

January 18/2023
In Person


Details:

Cargo Crime
Dan Kerr, Equite, Cargo and Heavy Equipment Theft Investigator, Investigative Services

North American Regulatory Landscape on Emissions 
Martin Blanchet, Peterbilt Motors of Canada - District Sales Manager, Eastern Canada

Pathways to Decarbonization | Heavy Road Transport
Elizabeth Baker, Deloite – Partner, Consulting, Supply Chain & Network Operations,

Revolutionizing Commercial Transportation Education
Eric Beaulieu, MTO, - Transformative Innovations through Digital Learning Tools


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Thank you to our Seminar Sponsors:
  


Loblaw and Gatik:
CANADA's FIRST AUTONOMOUS DELIVERY SERVICE
FREE WEBINAR

December 13/23
Virtual


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Since 2020, Gatik has been working with Loblaw to transport select online grocery orders using its fleet of multi-temperature autonomous box trucks. 

This session will provide an overview of the partnership, which enables Loblaw to operate more routes and make more frequent trips and highlight Gatik's industry-leading technology and approach to safety. 


Thank you to our Sponsors:
    


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WESTERN CANADA REGIONAL SEMINAR

In Person
November 16/2023

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The Albe/rta Department of Carrier Safety will be on hand to discuss ELD enforcement in Alberta as well and their new carrier compliance program.  
Alberta Labour & Immigration Supply Chain logistics will discuss current workforce Transportation Grants among other speciality programs designed to help the Transportation industry obtain and train workers.  The AMTA will provide an update on the Aztec Hydrogen Program.  Enviro Apps will present on Transportation of Dangerous Goods Digital documents and how transforming form paper based to digital can improve compliance efficiency and reduce costs.  Panel of 3 fleet safety representatives discussing programs that they have implemented into their fleets that have improved safety and efficiency. After a moderated panel will delve deeper into the programs, how they were implemented & lessons learned along the way.  The audience will also have a chance to ask questions of the experts as well.

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Presentations:  

Industry Supports Information
Ancra Cargo Presentation
Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors Presentation
AMTA Hydrogen Vehicle Demonstrations Presentation
Parkland Corporation Presentation
TF Energy Solutions Presentation
Transportation of Dangerous Goods EnviroApps Presentation
Wesbell Logistics Presentation



THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

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October 31/2023

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Learn about the changing landscape in the trucking industry and what you need to do to recruit and retain talent in every generation.

Thank you to our Sponsor: 


Presentations: The changing demographics in trucking


HARNESS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR FLEET WITH THE CANADA DIGITAL ADOPTION PROGRAM (CDAP) 
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September 27/2023


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How Canadians do business has changed. To stay competitive and grow, businesses need to do everything they can to streamline their operations and take advantage of opportunities. Canada’s Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) could help.

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) is offering $4 billion in total funding to help small to medium-sized businesses embrace digital transformation. Through the Boost Your Business Technology grant, successful applicants can access up to $15,000 to retain an MNP Digital advisor and offset the costs of planning their transformation journey.

Join MNP Digital’s Hassaan Ali and Robyn Cummings to learn about CDAP, associated funding opportunities, and how it has made a difference for businesses like yours in the transportation industry.

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Presentations:
Click here for Presentation pdf version.

Click here for CDAP fact Sheet


DISCOVER THE POWER OF THE "INNERVIEW"

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June 1/2023


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Discover the power of the “Innerview”, a highly effective and innovative technique for unveiling a person's core values without directly asking, "What are your values?" This unique method promotes open and authentic communication, allowing you to forge deeper connections and enhance your leadership skills. The “Innerview” is just one of the many valuable strategies you'll learn in the Driven to Lead Program, designed to empower leaders and transform team performance.
 

ARE YOU READY FOR THE PAY EQUITY REGULATION? FEDERAL PAY EQUITY IS COMING:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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May 24/2023

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This presentation provided a high level overview of how and when the federal pay equity legislation applies to federally regulated employers, the obligation to have a pay equity plan and key elements, and the pay equity process.

Presentations:
Presented to: Private Motor Truck Council of Canada André Nowakowski Labour and Employment Lawyer

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TRANSPORT FUTURES:  HIGHWAY STAKEHOLDERS WEBINAR

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May 5/2023

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Highway planning has been contentious for a very long time. Is it possible to reach a consensus on whether highway networks should be expanded, optimized and/or replaced? In this webinar, Mike Millian and other NGO representatives discussed how each highway option can positively or negatively address the economic, environmental and social objectives of their respective memberships and whether the same outcomes are true for society at large. Delegate questions and survey responses helped the facilitated process.  Click here for more details about the Transport Futures Highway Planning Webinar Series.


TACTICS TRAFFICKERS USE AND HOW TO HELP

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February 28/2023

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TAT Training Specialist and Survivor Leader, will educate on common tactics traffickers use in schools and on technology platforms to lure victims and how the public can best support survivors in how to help and not harm. Click here for PDF of the day's presentations.
School Bus resources Click here.
To request printed materials, send an email request to: info@truckersagainsttrafficking.org
Curriculum for teens Click here.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
 

     
ONTARIO REGIONAL SEMINAR

January 19/2023

Agenda & Speaker Bio's
Details:
Career ExpressWay
Labour Market Information & HR best Practices
Occupational Level Training Standard Development for Commercial Vehicle Operators

Break the Rules and Close More Sales!

Today’s Buying and Selling environment has been termed “difficult” at best.  Buyers are educated, they often want to “self-diagnose” and they put selling professionals through complex buying processes.  All too often, sellers are left with no deal, sometimes no decision and have put in a tremendous amount of effort, with no result.  At our session, we’ll discuss what sellers are facing in the market, why it’s happening and how to professionally take control of the buyer/seller dance.

Presentations:
Trucking HR Canada

Sandler Break the Rules and Close More Sales!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:
       


ARE YOU DOING THE SAME OLD ROAD TEST?
December 13/2022

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In this presentation we will discuss identified gaps in the road-testing process and how companies are determining driver fitness. Companies may not be fully aware of the inconsistencies in their road-testing programs, or that most companies are relying on the subjective opinion of a driver evaluator to make hiring and risk decisions.

What does this mean for your fleet and what can you do to better manage road tests?


Presentations: 
Impirica: Chris Wilkinson
Sponsors Thank you


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WESTERN CANADA SEMINAR

November 9/2022

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The Alberta Department of Carrier Safety will be on hand to discuss ELD enforcement in Alberta as well and their new carrier compliance program
 
Alberta Labour & Immigration Supply Chain logistics will discuss current workforce Transportation Grants among other speciality programs designed to help the Transportation industry obtain and train workers.
 
A panel of Insurance Risk Specialist will be on a moderated panel to have a candid conversation on the role a risk specialist can play in helping your fleet operate safely, efficiently, and avoid large claims.
 
We will wrap things up with a presentation on Fuel Cell electric Hydrogen trucks. The talk will include information from the pilot program that has been run in Alberta with 2 trucks operation between Calgary and Edmonton, as well as the current technology on the future role of hydrogen electric trucks in the move towards zero emission vehicles. 

Presentations: 

Alberta Transportation Economic Corridoors Compliance Oversight
HTEC PMTC Fueling The Drive to Hydrogen 
Industry Support Information


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THE “DOUBLE GREEN” EFFECT FOR MEDIUM AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES USING RNG TO LOWER EMISSIONS IN AN ECONOMICAL WAY 

November 2/2022

Presentations:

Incentives to RNG Fuel Switch
Decarbonize Canada with RNG
Understanding Lifecycle Emissions of a Fuel Source

Fueling Infrastructure and Value Drivers


Videos:
 

Shell Renewable Natural Gas Explained
Greening Commercial Fleets with CNG Fuel:  Enbridge Gas


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MEDIUM & HEAVY DUTY ELECTRIC VEHICLE FLEET TRANSITIONING - Video

September 15/2022

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On July 11th Transport Canada opened a Medium & Heavy Duty Vehicle Incentive program that will provide a total of $547.5 million of incentives over 4 years, up to a maximum of $100,000.00 per vehicle. There are also federal and provincial funding programs for infrastructure. This panel will explain how the grant program works, how you can access the funds, and how you can leverage these funds to transition a fleet from a diesel fleet over to a zero tailpipe emission electric vehicle.

Presentations: Suzanne Goldberg, Webinar PPP

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PLANT'S MAGAZINE ROUNDTABLE - SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES - Video

April 7/2022

TRANSPORTATION WITH ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

March 22/2022

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Canadian early adopters, and technology specialists discuss
BEV, CNG, RNG, Hydrogen and Hybridization

Presentations:  Adam WhitneyKelly (Coldstar)Naeem (Transportation Alternative Energy)

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On The Road to Electric Truck

February 17/2022

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  • Experiences, and lessons learned in fleet electrification

  • Pain points & obstacles as we electrify

  • Where to start - how to get started / design in smart ways for truck operations

  • Case studies demonstrating key challenges and solutions

  • Strategies for electrifying and transitioning to a zero-emission fleet incl. financial, infrastructure, O&M

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CURRENT HR ISSUES IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

November 23/2021

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Join a panel of industry experts to discuss the top current HR issues the trucking industry is facing and how to best prepare yourself and your organization to deal with these issues, now and into the future.

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A CANADIAN ELD MANDATE UPDATE, WHERE ARE WE AT?
October 19/2021

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The Canadian ELD mandate for Federally Regulated Carriers came into effect June 12th/2021, with jurisdictions agreeing to delay full enforcement until June 12th/2022.
Join us for a candid discussion moderated by PMTC President Mike Millian that will cover where we are in the process and what a fleet can expect as they transition their fleet to a Canadian certified ELD” 

The discussion included:

  • How many devices have been approved?

  • Will we be ready for the new date?

  • What does a fleet need to do to be compliant in time?

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HYBRID LEARNING FOR DRIVER TRAINING & DEVELOPEMENT
September 22/2021

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With the different methods to deliver training, it can be a challenge to figure out what works best in various scenarios. Join Mike Millian, PMTC President and Chris Henry, VP CarriersEdge, on Wednesday, Sept 22nd as they discuss a blended approach to driver training and development, the pros and cons of the differing methods, and how to make the most out of each one.

The discussion included:

  • The magic square of delivery methods

  • Best practices to improve effectiveness

  • Common pitfalls to avoid

  • When and how to combine different methods‚Äč

ENHANCED ANALYTICS AND THE IMPACT ON THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY
April 21/2021

Details:
The Real-World Power of Data Analytics
Presenter(s): Sanchia Duran, Sales Director, BlackBerry Radar & Matt Carr, Senior Director, Operations, CPC Logistics Inc.

 
The discussion included:

  • Understand how Data Analytics can provide visibility into a business

  • Discuss real-world examples of how data analytics improved CPC Logistics Inc.

  • Discover where data analytics could improve your operations through visibility

  • Save money, save time

  • Spend in areas that require investment

  • Fact based decisions

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SCREENING FOR COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT:  ONTARIO'S ENHANCED ROAD TEST
March 17/2021

Details:
Traffic Injury Research Foundation
Robyn Robertson


This presentation provides an overview of a new cognitive road test developed by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) for the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario, Canada (MTO). TIRF developed and evaluated the Enhanced Road Test (ERT) in 2016 to assess a driver’s cognitive fitness to drive. It was designed to flag individuals for potential cognitive impairment and help distinguish between those drivers fit to drive and those not fit to drive. The presentation summarizes research evidence on fitness to drive and cognitive impairment, describes the different components of the ERT, discusses key findings from this study, and reviews conclusions as well as next steps for drivers, employers and owner operators. 

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COVID19 WORKPLACE TRAINING WEBINAR Accelerating Skill Development
Leveraging Technology to Deploy, Track, and Maintain Third-Party Training Credentials

February 18/2021


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In this presentation, Bluedrop Learning Networks will highlight industry trends related to e-learning and micro-credential advancements, and showcase how Government agencies and Industry Associations are leveraging software solutions and SaaS technology to help accelerate skill development and deliver critical broad-based training (e.g., COVID-19 workplace safety training) making it easy for employers to augment their own training (e.g., driver safety, materials handling, etc.), and ensure that through the use of digital passport technology, all third party contractors and stakeholders meet and maintain required industry standards with greater simplicity and efficiency.

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MEE - CARGO SECURITY SOLUTIONS, JANUARY 19/2021

January 19/2021

Details:
Canadian ELD Update
Mike Millian | President, PMTC
Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

MEE, Cargo Theft & Secure Logistics Solutions
Todd Moore | Vice President, Cargo Theft & Specialty Risk
ISB Global Services


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COVID19 TESTING AND WORKPLACE STRATEGIES WEBINAR
December 16
/2020

Details:
"To Test, R-naught to Test"
Why test?

  • Current testing options available in Canada

  • What a test can and cannot tell you

  • Suggested COVID-19testing in the workplace

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DRIVING COST REDUCTIONS WITH IMPROVED SAFETY
November 18/2020


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Improved Safety was the leading cost reduction strategy by private fleets in Canada in the PMTC’s 2020 benchmarking survey.  Learn from recognized leaders in the industry from trucking, insurance, and consulting/technology perspectives on how best to approach an improved safety strategy to drive cost reductions. 

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Cancellation Policy:

Full Refund minus 5% Admin Fee with 30 days or more notice
75% Refund = 15-29 days notice
50% Refund = 8-14 days notice
No Refund = 7 days or less notice

Cancellation Policy:

Full Refund minus 5% Admin Fee with 30 days or more notice
75% Refund = 15-29 days notice
50% Refund = 8-14 days notice
No Refund = 7 days or less notice