Now that the calendar has turned to 2018, we are in full planning mode for the 2018 PMTC Annual Conference. The speakers and topics have already been lined up, and this year promises to once again be one of the best educational and networking values in the industry. (full conference details can be viewed on our website at www.pmtc.ca). The conference is being held June 14th & 15th at the CrownPlaza-Fallsview in Niagara Falls, On, with our AGM and cocktail reception being held the day prior. One of the highlights of our conference each year is our awards program, and this year is no exception.
Most people don’t give a second thought to the professional men and women who safely pilot commercial motor vehicles up and down our highways for millions of accident free miles each year. These professional men and women ensure that essential products and servicers are delivered seamlessly so we can enjoy the benefits of the life that we live.
The awards program, in my view, is one of the most rewarding portions of our conference, as it is one of the few times that drivers, fleets, dispatchers and safety personal are recognised in the positive light that they so richly deserve!
Here is a brief overview of the awards program for PMTC.
The Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award, Sponsored by CPC Logistics Canada
The Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award is a new award for this year, and has been established as a tribute to the memory of Rick Austin, Fleet Dispatcher at CPC, who passed away suddenly on March 15th of 2017. Rick was assigned to the John Deere Fleet.
This award is designed to help recognize the exceptional, and often under-appreciated, efforts of dispatchers who have made an outstanding contribution to their company in the past year or over the course of their career. This award is open to dispatchers of Private and Dedicated Fleets, PMTC Membership is not a requirement.
The Hall of fame for Professional Drivers, sponsored by CPC Logistics Canada, inducts up to four professional drivers each year. This award recognizes superior over the road performance of drivers employed by PMTC member companies. The Hall of Fame resides on our website and a visitor can review the outstanding records of all our inductees, dating back to 1990.
The Private Fleet Safety Awards, sponsored by Aviva Canada, are open to all Private Fleets in Canada. Membership in the PMTC is not required to enter this award. These awards recognize companies with superior over the road performance who have successfully integrated detailed safety programs as a key component of their operations.
The Vehicle Graphics awards, sponsored by 3M Canada, add colour and drama to our annual awards program. This award is open to all fleets, Private and For Hire, and attracts entries from across the country. Once again, PMTC membership is not required to enter this award.
The PMTC Young Leaders Education Bursary will provide up to 2 PMTC Young Leaders with the funds to cover 2 of the 4 courses that are required to complete “The PMTC Logistics Management Program”. The courses have been selected from CITT’s extensive library of Logistics Programs. Each Bursary has a value of roughly $1800.00. This program, when completed, will arm the new leader with the skills and confidence necessary to climb the ranks in his or her company, and become a successful leader in their organisation.
The PMTC-KRTS Professional Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Scholarship”. This scholarship will cover the costs for the recipient to complete a full Training Program through Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists (KRTS), or another training provider should the candidate be from outside Ontario. This program is an intensive 200-hour course, which when completed, will arm the new Professional Driver with a high level of training, as set by the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) and Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) mandatory requirements.
All entry forms, applications, and criteria are available at www.pmtc.ca, or by calling the office at 877-501-7682. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org Please consider nominating someone from your company, and share this information with others in the industry who you think have fleets or employees they may want to consider entering. There are many drivers and companies who deserve the chance to be recognised in front of their peers, lets give as many of them as we can this opportunity!