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Mike Millian

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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.
A recent article in the Globe and Mail has shone a light on some very unsavoury and unsafe practices that are occurring in our country when it comes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. (October 5th, “How an immigration...
In early August, the Trucking Industry and Supply Chain were shocked when Canada labour Code Part 3 revisions were made public. Specific changes that would do the supply chain irreparable harm were not included in any consultation that occurred...
I am going to focus this month’s column on the reduced load period, commonly referred to as Spring Weight Restrictions, or Frost laws. Although I have touched on this subject before, little has changed, and it needs to be...
I read with interestcomments in a recent Truck News article covering the Truckload Carriers Association Panel on Driver Retention and Turnover. (March 12th article “Compensation is key to reducing turnover”.) It was summarized in the article that the message...
On Monday January 21st Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau made the announcement that a Federal Entry level training standard for Commercial drivers will be in place by January of 2020. While details are scarce at this point, what we...
The image of the Trucking Industry is one of those topics that have been discussed by those inside the industry as long as I can remember. When I first started driving 28 years ago the CB chatter was full...