For Immediate Release
Milton, On: On the heels of it’s Truro Nova Scotia seminar that was held on September 14th, The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and it’s Young Leaders Group have announced it’s next regional seminar in it’s ongoing series of Cross Country Educational half day conferences. The next seminar will be held on Thursday October 20th in Milton, On.
The seminar will run from 9am to 11:30am and will cover two separate and diverse topics, which will bring value to employees and employers from many different sectors of the Transportation industry. One of the advantages of being a member of the PMTC is that the PMTC actively seeks opportunities to provide its Members with access to leaders in the trucking industry who provide practical solutions which can be implemented into everyday policies and procedures.
The Topics being covered are.
A Legal Update
Mike Millian, President of the PMTC, comments: “Frequently we hear that employee satisfaction and attrition, and protecting fleet safety records, are the two main concerns and expenses for our Members. Therefore, we have asked Heather Devine, recognized again this year as one of Canada’s Best Lawyers in Transportation Law, to put together a presentation for us that will deal with these two issues factually, with the intent to provide solutions that lead to reduced costs and expenses.”
Annually, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will pull over and inspect more than 22,000 commercial vehicles.
Heather will review options for Private Motor Carriers (PMCs) and their driver employees when a driver is pulled over and ticketed during inspection, as well as potential repercussions for the PMCs and its officers and directors. Heather will address several questions, including the following
How and when to defend your Company’s CVOR:
What to advise your drivers to do when they receive a ticket?
How to know when to enter a plea of guilty? When to go to trial? Is there an option in between?
Can or should you defend your driver and the company at the same time?
When should you involve legal counsel–what’s the difference between a paralegal and a lawyer and when are the differences important?
How to protect the CVOR and CSR or at least minimize any impact on your safety record.
The second area of expense and conflict for a PMC is the management of driver employees. From human rights complaints, to non-performance issues, or simply managing employees in the changing environment for legal marijuana use, PMCs must provide a safe and legal environment for their driver employees. Understanding the rights of both the employer and employee can lead to cost reductions and contribute to employee retention and increased performance. Heather will explain the law behind several questions, which are taken from real cases: Attendee’s will also be able to ask their own questions at the seminar
Managing Driver Employees
My employee has a prescription for medical marijuana and says I have to allow them to smoke marijuana in the smoking area – is this true?
Now I know that this employee, who is a truck driver with an excellent safety record, has a prescription and smokes marijuana, what can/should I do?
A driver with a great work record says his back hurts and keeps asking for changes to his schedule. The changes are unfair to the other drivers because he is always asking for the easiest routes which happen to be close to home. He makes the other drivers unhappy, what can I do?
One of the drivers took a company truck to go pick up snacks, and on his way, he went the wrong way on a one-way street, and was involved in a vehicle accident. Using our vehicles for personal use is against our policy. Does the company have any liability for this accident? Will the company be sued?
What if the driver makes her feel uncomfortable but says that’s her problem, because his religion prevents him from shaking her hand or being alone with her? Who is wrong here? The female employee or the driver?
Effectively Using Social Media:
In this presentation, being sponsored and presented by the PMTC Young Leaders Group, Erin Mares of “BeBranded”, will cover the in’s and outs of how to effectively engage your customers and potential customers using social Media. Erin is the co founder of Be Branded, a branding and marketing group in Guelph, Ontario. Erin has been a graphic designer for over 10 years. Erin works with companies in web site designs, print media and branding. Erin also provides social media & marketing support for Hotels, clubs and Transportation Companies, among others. Erin’s latest project has taken her into TV Advertising.
In this presentation, attendee’s will learn the following
Why you should engage in Social Media
How to engage easily, where to go and how to aggregate and schedule posts.
Common Things to think about at your company.
Social Media policy example & training.
Common etiquette points regarding abuse, complaints & praise.
Top 10 Social Media do’s & don’ts.
6 Myths that may be hurting your business.
Social media stats.
Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register early by contacting Vanessa Cox at email@example.com. Registration is just $25 for a PMTC member, and $100.00 for a non member. Sponsors are also being welcomed, if you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Vanessa for details. Location details will be provided upon registration.