The 2023 Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Awards Program is open for entries, with a deadline to apply of April 30th! Each year the PMTC teams with member companies to celebrate the Best in Trucking through the presentation of awards that recognize excellence in trucking.

The awards are presented during the Annual Conference which, this year, takes place at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s, Ontario from June 21st to the 23rd.

Competition entry forms and information are available online at

Deadline to enter is April 30th of 2023.

The 2023 awards program includes:

  The Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award, Sponsored by CPC Logistics Canada

The Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award was established in 2018 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.  Click Here to enter.

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.

PMTC & 3M Vehicle Graphics Design Awards Competition

Sponsored by 3M, Canada’s Commercial Graphics Division, the Annual Vehicle Graphics Design Awards recognize fleet operators and graphic design companies who graphically enhance their vehicles. Awards are presented in several categories. Please see our website for all categories.Click Here to enter. 

PMTC & CPC Logistics Canada Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers

The Hall recognizes superior, over the road performance of drivers employed by PMTC members.  Someone in your organization, or someone you do business with may be a candidate for induction to the Hall, and we need you to nominate that person.  Click Here to enter.                    

PMTC & AVIVA Canada Private Fleet Safety Awards                                                            

The Private Fleet Safety Awards program was created by the PMTC to encourage improved road safety and to promote best practices in private fleet safety management. The awards recognize the private truck fleets most committed to safety improvement, especially where they exceed National Safety Code requirements. This competition is open to all Canadian private truck fleets. PMTC membership is not a requirement.  Click Here to enter. 

PMTC-KRTS Professional CMV Driver Training Scholarship
PMTC and KRTS will award a PMTC Member with a Professional Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Scholarship which will cover the costs for the recipient to complete a full Training Program through KRTS, or another registered training provider should the candidate be from outside of Ontario.  This program is an intensive minimum 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) mandatory requirements. This course will provide the student with the skills and confidence necessary to become a successful Professional Driver. The award will help promote investment in the training needs of our great industry.  Click here to enter.

The PMTC-tenstreet Young Leaders Education Bursary

PMTC and tenstreet will award 1 PMTC Young Leader and 1 Mohawk College Supply Chain Management Program Student with an Education Bursary, which will cover the costs for the recipient to complete 2 of the 4 courses that are required to complete the “PMTC Logistics Management Graduate Program”.

This program is an intensive 4 course program that, when completed, will equip the new emerging leader with the skills and confidence necessary to successfully climb the ranks in his or her company and become a successful leader in their organization. The award will help promote investment in the training needs of the future young leaders of our great industry.  Click Here to enter.  The Courses are selected from the CITT library of Certified Logistics Management courses.

For more information contact:

Annette Kieft

PMTC Executive Assistant & Member Services Co-Ordinator

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

Suite 5, 225 Main St. E

Milton, ON  L9T 1N9

Tel: 905-827-0587 x101

Fax: 905-827-8212

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