For Immediate Release

Milton, On: The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has announced it’s next regional seminar in it’s ongoing series of Cross Country Educational half day conferences. The next seminar, being jointly hosted by the PMTC and Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic, will be held on Wednesday September 14th in Truro, Nova Scotia.

The seminar will run from 8:30 to 11:30am and will cover three separate and diverse 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: 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 in December of 2017. In February of 2016 Transport Canada announced they were also mandating ELD’s for federally regulated Canadian Carriers. This presentation from Transport Canada will provide attendees with the latest updates, including the updated stakeholder engagement process and update as far as timelines are concerned for a Compliance and Grandfathering date.

Complying with Government Regulations: There may not be an Industry more heavily burdened by government regulations than the Transportation Sector. Regulatory requirements exist to govern vehicle standards, driver credentials, routes for over dimension and over weight loads, occupational Health & Safety, company registration, the safety of cargo, and tax reporting, to name just a few. Many of these requirements also change as vehicles travel from origin to destination. In this presentation from Davis Pier, attendees will gain a better understanding of not only what the requirements are, but why they are in place and how they were determined.

Termination of employment and unjust dismissal: This presentation, being presented by the Canadian Labour Affairs office, Atlantic Region, will include an explanation of the relevant provisions of the Canada Labour Code as well as information about just cause and progressive discipline, how the Labour
Program handles complaints of unjust dismissal and an adjudicator’s powers. This will provide attendee’s with in sight in an often misunderstood area of employment law, and will allow employers to ask questions from the experts.

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. Location details will be provided upon registration.

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