The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada has announced it’s 2018 Western regional seminar as part of its ongoing series of cross country educational half day conferences.  The seminar will be held on Wednesday September 12th in Calgary, AB.

The seminar will run from 8:00am to 12:30pm and will cover many topics that are at the forefront of the Trucking Industry. The seminar will have presenters from the Alberta Ministry of Labour, Alberta Transportation Solutions, Alberta Department of Transportation as well as the Department of Alberta Justice and the Solicitor General. In addition, there will be an update on the National ELD Timelines, a presentation from Responsible Distribution Canada, and a panel of Private Fleet Members from Alberta discussing their biggest challenges in the workplace.

One of the advantages of being a member of the PMTC is that the PMTC actively seeks opportunities to provide members with access to leaders in the trucking industry who provide information and practical solutions to keep their companies informed and better able to be prepared to protect the interests of their companies and employees. “ 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.

The seminar will begin with PMTC President Mike Millian providing a brief update on the Canadian ELD proposal and Timelines in Canada. Alberta Carrier Services will then provide an Update on Alberta’s current ELD and HOS position.

Next, Tracey Johnson, Industry Workplace Partnerships with the Workforce Strategies Division of Alberta’s Ministry of Labour will speak on her role, working with Industry identifying workplace issues and challenges,  and speak about the Canada Alberta Job Grant and how workplaces can access funds to help cover the costs of training. 

Next up will be Chris Beringer, Director of Alberta’s Transportation Solutions, who will briefly describe his role at the Alberta Department of Transportation. Chris will then moderate a panel of Alberta PMTC Fleet Members who will discuss their biggest challenges and issues in their workplace. The panel will talk about what has worked for them, what hasn’t, and the support they would like to see from both Government and Industry to help alleviate these challenges.

Following a break, Trudy Nastiuk, ED of Compliance Services with the Alberta Department of Transportation will discuss the departments New Carrier Intervention Model, which kicked off in March. Trudy will be able to reflect on how the program has been working so far, what they are seeing, and opportunities for improvement.  She will also discuss several other timely initiatives the Department is working on to partner with Industry to improve road safety.

Up next we will hear from Jacquie Daumont, acting chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement with the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Jacquie will discuss on road enforcement, what they see, the biggest issues, and how carriers can prepare for and improve their results.

Wrapping the half day seminar up will be Cathy Campbell, President of Responsible Distribution Canada. RDC is a not-for-profit trade association for the distribution sector of the Canadian chemical industry. Cathy will present on what RDC does and its role in road and supply chain safety.

RDC is committed to taking every practical precaution towards ensuring that chemical products and services do not present an unacceptable level of risk to its employees, customers, the public or the environment.

RDC’s members adhere to a management program known as Responsible Distribution, which ensures a continual reduction of incidents that may result in or threaten injury to people or damage to the environment.

 Register Now

Space is limited, so people are encouraged to register early by contacting Annette Kieft at You can also register online at Please feel free to call the office for more details as well at 905-827-0587.

Registration is just $50 for a PMTC and Responsible Distribution Canada member, and $100.00 for non-members. Location details will be provided upon registration.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Sponsors are also being welcomed and start at only $500.00, if you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Annette for details at, or register online at .


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