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Mike Millian

Mike Millian
Mike grew up on a beef farm in rural Southwestern Ontario in Huron County and began his career in the Trucking Industry in 1990 at the age of 18. Mike spent three years working for a local carrier Hauling Livestock and bulk agriculture products. At the age of 21 Mike went to work for a long Haul Refrigerated and general freight carrier and spent 5 years hauling freight in all 48 US Mainland States and 6 Canadian Provinces. The Carrier then opened a Certified Driver Training School in 1998 and Mike came off the road to become one of the Schools First Certified Driver Trainers. In 2000 Mike Transitioned into Safety and Compliance for the Fleet, while still working part time as a Trainer for the School. In 2002 Mike moved over to a Private Fleet and became the Safety, Compliance, Maintenance and Training manager for the Hensall District Co-operative’s Commercial Trucking Fleet. Mike spent the next 12.5 years with Hensall and oversaw the Fleets as it grew from 40 Trucks in 2002 to over 160 in 2015. In January of 2015 Mike moved into the Trucking Association business and was named the President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, where he remains in his current role.
Covid-19 has been a major part of our lives, day in and day out since government shutdowns and restrictions took place in Mid March of this year. We have been living with this in every aspect of our lives...
Regular readers of this column will be fully aware of the PMTC’s concerns on ELD timelines & our concerns over Transport Canada’s refusal at this point to meaningfully address these concerns as the compliance deadline continues to approach at...
The image of the Professional Truck Driver has taken a hit over the last 20 plus years. It has long been considered a job of last resort, or a second career. We have all heard the statement “Can’t do...
The PMTC has been involved in consultations with Transport Canada and CCMTA on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for many years and have come out in favour of them on numerous occasions. We were extremely pleased when the announcement was...
Auditor general reports in Manitoba and Ontario, released this fall, uncovered some major shortcomings when it comes to enforcement of regulations governing Commercial Motor Vehicle Carriers, drivers, and monitoring of the programs and people who are responsible for administering...
Almost overnight our entire lives changed, both professionally and personally. While some lives were affected much more severely than others, we have all been affected in some way or another. COVID-19 and its effects on the way we have...
CARGO THEFT steals up to $9 billion a year from companies shipping goods within Canada – an amount that exceeds the entire 12-month retail sales volume of Newfoundland/Labrador, PEI, Yukon and the Northwest Territories combined. It is among the fastest-growing crimes that...
I want to start of by saying I hope everyone is healthy in these trying and unprecedented times, both physically and mentally. Times like this, that none of us have ever seen before, are hard on everyone, and the...
On a stormy late afternoon in the Greater Toronto Area late in February, a truck came around a bend in the road and saw the road blocked in front of him as a result of an accident. The driver,...
In recent months I have made several presentations on Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) and provided updates and information or where we sit in each jurisdiction and where the National Entry Level Training Standard file is at. MELT is...

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