OAKVILLE, ON – Training always comes with a price tag, but private fleet managers who attend the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC’s) 2015 Annual Conference will learn how they can access $10,000 per apprentice driver to help offset the costs.

Kim Richardson, president of KRTS Transportation Specialists, will lead discussions about the Ontario Tractor-Trailer Voluntary Apprenticeship Program, offering insight into reporting requirements and exactly what it takes to access the $10,000 tax credit for each of the first four years a program participant stays on the job. Apprentices themselves are eligible for a $2,000 bursary after completing the program.pmtclogo

“This is a valuable incentive for any recruiting and retention initiative, and many leading private fleets are already using it,” says Richardson. “But many people don’t know there are also ways to customize the program to reflect specific training needs.”

The PMTC 2015 Annual Conference, scheduled for June 17 and 18, is hosted at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City, Ontario (just north of Toronto) and features an array of educational sessions, awards, networking events and exhibitor showcases.

“We invite every fleet manager to join us at the premier event for Canada’s private fleets,” says Mike Millian, PMTC president. “If your business uses trucks, this is the place to be!”