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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.
The Province of Ontario is currently the only jurisdiction in all of Canada and the United States that allows someone to take their class A road test in an automatic or automated manual transmission, and if passed, provide them...
Society, and our industry, have been thrown many curve balls and suffered many consequences as a result of Covid-19. While governments, in most cases, have been proactive, reactive when necessary, and worked with industry and the public to strike...
All travellers entering New Brunswick, including truck drivers who regularly cross borders, must register their travel online or by calling 1-833-948-2800. “Until the majority of us have been vaccinated, unnecessary travel is simply too risky,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer...
On March 2nd, the Honourable Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced that the Canadian Federal ELD Mandate, coming into force on June 12th, will begin with an enforcement roll out that involves education and awareness only, with no penalties...
On March 2nd, the Honourable Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced that the Canadian Federal ELD Mandate, coming into force on June 12th, will begin with an enforcement roll out that involves education and awareness only, with no penalties...
Transport Canada reached out to colleagues at PHAC regarding the ArriveCAN issue you flagged earlier this week. Of note, they recently received a similar request from another carrier, and have contacted them to provide direct support. For your awareness, in...
The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Benchmark Sponsor, Ontario Truck Driving School, have announced that the 5th annual PMTC Canadian Private Fleet benchmarking survey instrument is live as of today, February 8th.  This study is open for completion...
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...

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