PMTC & DriverCheck Announce a Third Day of Education!

DriverCheck is excited to announce a joint partnership with The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) regarding their Western Regional Seminar on Tues. Oct. 1. As part of  PMTC’s ongoing series of cross-country educational half-day conferences, they have teamed up with DriverCheck for an event that will be held one day earlier than the Fitness for Duty Summit.

The PMTC Western Regional Seminar will cover many topics that are at the forefront of the trucking industry. Topics include the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse program, productivity in leadership, and the Alberta zero-emissions project. The event will be at the Delta Hotels Marriot Edmonton South Conference Centre, starting at 12:30 pm.

Thanks to a unique partnership between the PMTC and DriverCheck, you can attend both the 2019 Fitness for Duty Summit and the 2019 Western Regional Seminar (3 full days of education) for $625.00!

We are also pleased to announce that the PMTC will be co-sponsoring the Fitness for Duty Summit social gathering for delegates and attendees on the evening of Oct. 2.  

PMTC Western Regional Seminar

Topics and Speakers

PMTC Young Leaders Group Introduction
1:00 to 1:30 pm                           

Matt Richardson, PMTC YLG Chair, and Sales and Operations Manager of Kim Richardson Transportation Specialist will discuss the PMTC Young Leaders Group, the recently completed Driven to Lead Program and Industry Outreach Initiatives by the group.

Productivity in Leadership
1:30 to 2:30 pm                            

Shawn Shewchuk is the founder of Change Your Results Inc., an international coaching and change agency with clients located around the globe, and its President. Additionally, Shawn hosts the award-winning Results Radio broadcast. With a successful track record of delivering results to nearly 9,000 clients, over 3,000 media appearances and numerous accolades, Shawn is considered the “Go-To” for those entrepreneurs and high achievers that are driven to achieve more and collapse time frames.

In this presentation, delegates will gain knowledge and insight enabling them to redefine productivity from a leadership perspective, and to create a culture that delivers more through the application of the 3 core strengths that a productivity-centric culture delivers.

When you increase productivity, profits increase. Productivity creates a tangibility around team engagement. Increasing productivity delivers real advantages through higher levels of achievement, and an improved client experience.

Networking Break
2:30 to 3:00 pm                    

USA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Program
3:00 to 3:45 pm                           

Chris Wilkinson, a program consultant for DriverCheck, will discuss the upcoming United States Drug and Alcohol Clearing House Program that comes into effect on January 6th of 2020 for all Carriers and Drivers who operate into the US. If you are a driver or carrier do you know your responsibilities? Who has to register, where to register and other important details that will affect your compliance in the Untied States? This is the place to be to find out from the experts. 

The National Safety Code  
3:45 to 4:30 pm                                                       

Kyle May is the owner of Alberta Rose Transport Compliance Ltd, who works with Carriers all over the Province of Alberta.

Kyle will be discussing The National Safety Code, a set of 16 standards that Canadian Provinces use to ensure transportation safety, which is applicable to all Commercial Carriers. Kyle will discuss the processes needed to be in place by Carriers in order to achieve compliance with the regulations.

Alberta Zero Emissions Truck Project
4:30 to 5:15 pm                                   


Jessica Lof is a Research Lead for the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative at the University of Calgary with a special interest in low carbon transition pathways for Canada’s transportation systems. Jessica will be discussing The Alberta Zero Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project that involves the design, manufacture, and testing of two hydrogen fuel cell electric class 8 trucks suitable for freight transportation in Alberta and is a first step in a ‘Made in Alberta’ hydrogen economy. Jessica will be speaking about disruptive forces, low carbon transition pathways, the hydrogen economy, and details about the AZETEC project. 

“This action-packed seminar has something for everyone, is chalked full of information, and will provide excellent education and networking opportunities for anyone involved in the transportation industry”, says PMTC President Mike Millian. “Thanks to the incredible support by DriverCheck, this year we are piggy backing on their fitness for duty summit being held October 2 and 3 at the same location. Attendees can register to attend both events for one price or can attend the PMTC or DriverCheck summit only.” Registration details and pricing are below, and full speaker bio’s and more detailed explanations of the seminars follow.

Register Now

Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register early. Please feel free to call the PMTC office for more details as well at (905)827-0587.

Registration is just $50 for a PMTC member, and $125.00 for non-members.

Registration will start at 12:30pm, with the educational portion of the seminar running from 1pm to 5:15pm, followed by a social hour to allow for networking with attendee’s, speakers and sponsors.

Online Registration

The DriverCheck Fitness for Duty Summit (see link for full details)https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fitness-for-duty-summit-2019-tickets-63562820106. is an action-packed informative two day event. Registration for it is $625.00. Thanks to an exclusive agreement between the PMTC and Driver Check, you can attend both events for $625.00.

To register for the PMTC Event Only, CLICK HERE.
 
To register for Both Events, CLICK HERE.

To register for the DriverCheck Fitness for Duty Summit only, and for more info, click here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fitness-for-duty-summit-2019-tickets-63562820106.

Full Speaker Bio’s and Content Descriptions

Matt Richardson is the Sales and Operations Manager at KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. (KRTS) and has been in the trucking industry since he was old enough to hold a scrub brush and help wash trucks. A proud holder of his AZ license, Matt is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he played football for the Gryphons and captained the team in his final 3 years. Along with his role at KRTS, Richardson is the Chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Young Leaders Group (PMTC YLG).

Shawn Shewchuk has a successful track record of delivering results to nearly 9,000 clients, over 3,000 media appearances and numerous accolades, Shawn is considered the “Go-To” for those entrepreneurs and high achievers that are driven to achieve more and collapse time frames. Shawn Shewchuk is the Number 1 International Speaker and Results Coach. Shawn founded Change Your Results Inc., an international coaching and change agency with clients located around the globe and its President. Additionally, Shawn hosts the award-winning Results Radio broadcast.

Besides his love of travel and family, he is passionate about empowering transformation within individuals, entrepreneurs and organizations. Through his speaking, publications, articles and videos, his message has impacted millions.

Productivity defines leadership. Productivity determines outcomes.

Leaders of all stripes face the enormous task of creating and nurturing productivity, first within their own teams, and extending outward. Productivity is the backbone of a truly effective team, and increased productivity is the sign of a successful leader. The results experienced by a team is reflective of a results-oriented culture centered around output rather than input. Increasing productivity within any organization is an effort in endurance, and at times leaders will face challenges that may appear insurmountable.

Delegates will gain knowledge and insight enabling them to redefine productivity from a leadership perspective. And to create a culture the delivers more through the application of the 3 core strengths that a productivity-centric culture delivers.

When you increase productivity, profits increase. Productivity creates a tangibility around team engagement. Increasing productivity delivers real advantages through higher levels of achievement, and an improved client experience.

Chris Wilkinson is a Program Consultant with DriverCheck Inc. Chris’s role and responsibilities at DriverCheck include client management, onboarding of new accounts, and consulting existing and prospective clients on fitness for duty programs for a variety of industries. Chris has over 6 years of fitness for duty experience ranging from Third Party Provider management, collection site management, Medical Review Officer designated staff member, training and policy development. Chris is also one of DriverCheck’s subject matter experts and presents on a variety of topics across Canada including supervisor roles and responsibility, medical and legal cannabis, and alcohol and drug program education. Chris’s formal education includes a business diploma from Humber College and a Human Resources Certificate from Conestoga College, working toward the Canadian Human Resources Professional designation.

In this seminar, Chris will discuss the US Drug and Alcohol Clearing House and the following topics

·        What is the Clearinghouse

·        What is the objective of the Clearinghouse

·        Clearinghouse Reporting Protocols

·        What information is the Clearinghouse requesting

·        What is required to query a driver’s information in the Clearinghouse

·        Employer Checklist

·        How will drivers be notified of submission to the Clearinghouse

·        Additional DOT Program Updates

Kyle May is the owner and face of Alberta Rose Transport Compliance Ltd. Alberta born-and-raised; Kyle is passionate about seeing hard-working Albertans succeed. With experience in the Transport industry; as a Driver, Consultant and Third-Party Auditor; Kyle is no stranger to the many nuances facing Albertan businesses today. 

Kyle is a dynamic teacher who brings to life subject material; he works with his clients to identify where they are non-compliant and offers individualized solutions to raise their compliance, so that they comply with all aspects of the National Safety Code. Based out of Edmonton, AB; Kyle works with Carriers all over the Province. In this seminar, Kyle will discuss the National Safety Code, which is a set of 16 standards that Canadian Provinces use to ensure transportation safety, which is applicable to all Commercial Carriers. Some carriers confuse the National Safety Code with Occupational Health and Safety, however, Occupational Health and Safety concerns itself with worksite safety and is not effective in ensuring a carrier is also compliant with all transportation safety laws. Kyle will be talking about what the National Safety Code is and the processes needed to be in place in order to achieve compliance.

Jessica Lof is a Research Lead for the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative at the University of Calgary with a special interest in low carbon transition pathways for Canada’s transportation systems. Jessica is also actively exploring hydrogen economy ecosystems and evaluating system-level opportunities and trade-offs while connecting with stakeholders.

Jessica joined CESAR with more than a decade of business experience in the railway and trucking sectors.  Throughout her career, she has designed transportation and logistics solutions that enable economic potential and drive operational efficiency in a vast array of industries, including wind energy, oil and gas, automotive and global trade.

Jessica has Master of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Development, a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and a professional designation with the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.

In this seminar, Jessica will discuss The Alberta Zero Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project that involves the design, manufacture, and testing of two hydrogen fuel cell electric class 8 trucks suitable for freight transportation in Alberta and is a first step in a ‘Made in Alberta’ hydrogen economy. Jessica will be speaking about disruptive forces, low carbon transition pathways, the hydrogen economy, and details about the AZETEC project.