CPC Logistics Canada Business Development Manager Leanne Drummond was recently named 2nd Vice Chair of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) Board of Directors. She is now in line to be the first chairwoman in PMTC history after serving for four years in 2026. We recently sat down with Leanne to learn more about her role with PMTC and her commitment to improving the representation of women in the transportation and logistics industry.
How and why did you become 2nd Vice Chair of PMTC?
Moving into the 2nd Vice Chair role on the PMTC Board of Directors was a natural progression for me. I first joined the PMTC through the Young Leaders Group several years ago. After seeing how spectacular the PMTC is at representing the best interests of private fleets of all sizes, I just couldn’t help but get more and more involved with each year that passed. After having a concentrated involvement in PMTC’s Young Leaders Group as a director, I started to become more involved in the main PMTC board. I embraced the opportunities to work on projects that are for the betterment of the industry as a whole. Without even realizing it, I had worked my way into this executive spot on the board. I will serve two years in both the 2nd Vice and Vice Chair spots before moving into the Chair spot.
What are your responsibilities as 2nd Vice Chair?
On the executive board, I participate in the direction and decision making of the association while remaining dedicated to the interests of private fleets. I have the opportunity to work with the governments on issues affecting private fleets, promote our industry, and work toward the goals of the membership. I hold responsibilities as secretary and treasurer in the Vice Chair spots while ensuring the proper conduct of the association’s executive office.
What is your favorite part about serving in this position?
I love collaborating with others in the industry and working through shared problems. Even if I won the lottery and could retire early, I wouldn’t be able to leave behind the industry service piece I enjoy so much.
What does it mean to you to possibly become the first chairwoman in PMTC history?
My largest initial emotion when I got the call was overwhelming elation that the PMTC Executive Board brought my name forward. I didn’t think about being in line to be the first female chair until it was mentioned to me. The PMTC has always been a place where I have experienced equal treatment without hesitation. I certainly don’t feel like I am breaking down any barriers; I feel the positive effects of progress were accomplished by hard working and strong women of this industry before me. I hope to make them proud and that we all continue to work with commitment and focus toward improving female representation. Although it isn’t there yet—as is true in other industries as well—there are many fully positive places for women in transportation, and I am proud to have found that in PMTC as an association and CPC Logistics as an employer where I am treated equal and experience elevation based off my strengths, accomplishments and potential.