NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher, a regional fleet manager with the Terrapure Enviromental waste management service, has been named chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada ahead of the group’s annual conference.
Shari Lagala of Patene Building Supplies is first vice-chairwoman. Steve Lawn, fleet manager at Parkland Fuel Corporation, is second vice-chairwoman.
Directors for the group that represents private trucking fleets are:
Watch www.trucknews.com for full coverage of the PMTC’s annual conference.
Sharp hosts onsite Women's Trucking Federation of Canada meeting with MPP's
March 8, 2019
In honour of International Women's Day, here at Sharp we kicked off the day by hosting a closed-session roundtable discussion with industry leaders and Kinga Surma MPP for Etobicoke and Nicholas Cunha, Policy Advisor at MTO. Also present was Lisa Overholt, Executive Assistant to Belinda Karahalios, MPP Cambridge.
Roundtable was led by Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, CEO of the Women's Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) who closed the meeting with a special announcement regarding the release of the Women's Trucking Federation of Canada Scholarship Program in partnership with Crossroads Ottawa.
All in all, a productive session and great way to observe the occasion.
Stay tuned for further developments pending from the meeting!
Feb 18, 2019 – CTV News Kitchener – Sharp Cambridge Dog Rescue
Pictures of a few of the 160 dogs saved from Korean Meat Market
Milton, On: The Young Leaders Group (YLG) of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) held their annual Christmas breakfast and general meeting on December 18th, hosted by Sharp Transportation in Cambridge, On.
The meeting was attended by 16 people, mostly YLG members, with some PMTC board members and staff also in attendance. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a review of the YLG’s activities in 2018, provide the members with a YLG update, and to have an open forum to discuss 2019 activities, future and initiatives that the Young Leaders would like to see.
Several great ideas were raised by the Young Leaders in attendance, such as developing tools they could use to promote the Industry with in their communities. A brainstorming session with Young Leaders group members will be planned for 2019, where YLG members will discuss and put forth idea’s for tools and resources that the PMTC could develop to arm our YLG members to help them promote the industry at schools, career fairs, employments centers and other community events.
“Traditional ideas have not worked”, said PMTC President Mike Millian. “In order to attract the Youth to our Industry, we need to listen to their idea’s and promote with-in their channels”. YLG Members will be contacted in the New Year with more details for a future meeting.
Once the business portion of the meeting was over, those in attendance were treated to a “Career Story”. Kimberly Biback, PMTC Board Member, and Business Analyst for Sharp Transportation, moderated a no holds barred discussion with Shari Lagala, PMTC 1st Vice Chair, and Health, Safety & Training Manager for Patene Building Supplies. Shari discussed her beginnings in the industry, her challenges coming up in a male dominated industry over 25 years ago, and what has helped her become a success in this industry. In was an enlightening story which provided valuable tips and insights for all in attendance.
Another success of this meeting was a charity portion. Those who attended were asked to donate a perishable food item or cash to the Cambridge self help Food bank. Shawn Baird donated a diecast truck to be presented to the individual who donated the most to the cause. Together, the 16 individuals and the YLG raised $800.00 cash, and hundreds of pounds of food items to help provide a meal to those in need at this special time of year. Kelly Perez of Zavcor was the winner of the truck, in a tight contest!
“The enthusiasm of the YLG Members is amazing, and the charitable portion of this event is another example of that”, said PMTC YLG Chairperson Matt Richardson. “Over the last 2 years this group has shown amazing strides, and our YLG membership has nearly doubled since 2016.”
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