Here are two industry acronyms you’ll be hearing a lot about in the next several months: MELT and ELDs.
If you’re not yet an expert on what these letters mean to your business, you can be – in just half-a-day!
Only at OTA’s exclusive OTA Council Summit on June 21 at the Westin Toronto Airport hotel will experts cover everything carriers need to know about these two game-changing policies – Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) and Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).
The sessions are specifically geared toward carriers who have not yet transitioned to ELDs or have spent much time assessing the impact of MELT on our sector. They will run concurrently with the jam-packed Council Summit for Freight Policy, Labour/HR, and Customs & Border.
To register for the exclusive ELD and MELT 101 events or to see more details on any of the three Council sessions, click here!
ELD 101 will cover:
- An update from FMCSA on preparing for the U.S. ELD mandate coming at the end of 2017;
- An ELD supplier panel discussion covering what carriers should be looking for when considering ELD technology;
- An overview of where the ELD file sits in Canada with an update from the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators and projected timelines.
MELT 101 will cover:
- An overview of the program that will walk attendees through the history of the initiative;
- Program requirements and timelines addressing who can deliver MELT and when is it required, including important information on MTO’s Driver Certification Program;
- Overview of the training standard that will describe what new drivers are required to learn and how it differs from today’s requirements;
- Description of the New Competency Based Knowledge and Road Test, covering what drivers will be tested on and why it’s a more accurate assessment of drivers’ knowledge and skill set;
- Explanation how MELT adds more rigor to driver training in Ontario with details on the auditing and oversight of how training providers will be monitored by the province;