Category Archives: Member Events

Ontario Committee – Altered Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) Certificates

ON BEHALF OF PETE KARAGEORGOS

At the November 13, 2017 Ontario Committee a member raised concern regarding the fact they have observed increased in incidents of altered Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificates in application for commercial automobile insurance.

IBC has discussed this with Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) staff, who are willing to review industry concerns. MTO would like members to provide examples of altered CVOR certificates, along with details as to how they discovered the document was altered.

Please send documents by Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 via e-mail to Paul Harbottle, Director, Program Development and Evaluation Branch, Ministry of Transportation: paul.harbottle@ontario.ca .

 

Charlie Charalambous of ISB/MEE Presents on Driver Surveys

At the meeting on November 30th Charlie Charalambous of ISB/MEE presented on the importance of knowing your drivers by pre-screening them through a safety survey. To learn more about surveys and you can use them in your operation contact ISB/MEE at www.isbc.ca

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About the Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council is part of the Fleet Safety Council of Ontario and promotes safety within the workplace and transportation industry. To learn more about the Chapter visit their website at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

 

Hamilton Fleet Safety Council shows proud support at 26th Annual Conference

The Hamilton Niagara  Chapter of the Fleet Safety Council showed Fleet Safety Council 26th Conferenceup in strong numbers at the 26th annual conference. Not only were there many members in attendance but many were also involved in presenting and sponsoring the conference. Member Bruce Outridge offered a workshop on creating content for safety programs and Jodi Burness was involved on a legal panel to round out the afternoon sessions. many of the sponsors such as The Guarantee Insurance Company, Ontario Truck Driving School, Fleet-Tax Services, Old Republic Insurance, CPC Logistics, and DriverCheck all were sponsors of the conference. Mike Lotakow and Sheila Land who were the safety award winners were also in attendance.

Congratulations to the Hamilton members for showing up in strong numbers and the Fleet Safety Council for putting on another good conference. make sure you join us for the 27th annual conference next year.

Here are some pictures from the conference:

About the Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council is part of the Fleet Safety Council of Ontario and promotes safety within the workplace and transportation industry. To learn more about the Chapter visit their website at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

Mike Lotakow is awarded Safe Driver of the Year 2017

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council awarded the Safe driver of the Year award also known as the Rick Grammick Award to Mike Lotakow of Verspeeten Transport for his immaculate driving record, compassion for his fellow man, and leadership in being a true professional driver. Mike works under Rick Brown who is the Safety Supervisor for Verspeeten.  Mike was in attendance with family members to receive the award and honoured for his professionalism. You can learn more about Mike Lotakow in future posts with his interview with Bruce Outridge. here are the highlights from the presentation.

About the Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council is part of the Fleet Safety Council of Ontario and promotes safety within the workplace and transportation industry. To learn more about the Chapter visit their website at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

Sheila Land is awarded Risk Safety Professional of the Year

For those in attendance it was a great time honouring Sheila Land the Risk Safety Professional Award for her hard work and dedication to our Chapter, industry, and her company. If you missed the presentation you can see the highlights here. Look for more on Sheila’s story next week in the interview with Bruce Outridge.

About the Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council is part of the Fleet Safety Council of Ontario and promotes safety within the workplace and transportation industry. To learn more about the Chapter visit their website at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

Smart Trucker Seminar-September 12th-Grimsby Ontario

Member Bruce Outridge along with other industry professionals will be holding their Smart Trucker Seminar series focusing on women in  the industry. Guest speaker Shelley Uvanile-Hesch will be offering a presentation on women in the industry. To learn more about the seminar and to register for this free event please click the link for the seminar page.

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 – 5:00pm-9:00pm

Click here to register

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Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council Announces Safety Person and Safety Driver of the Year

It was announced at the June Meeting the Safety Person and Safe Driver of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. We would like to congratulate all nominees for being nominated and realize that to be in the running shows your dedication to the industry.

Safety Person of the Year

The Safety Person of the Year has been award to Sheila Land of Sheila LandHilfield Strathallan Bus Lines. Sheila is the Transportation Supervisor and will be presented the award at the September Chapter Meeting and recognized at the annual conference in October for the Fleet Safety Council. Congratulations to Sheila Land.

Safe Driver of the Year

The Safe Driver of the Year was awarded to Mike Lotakow of Mike LotakowVerpeeten Cartage Ltd. in Ingersoll, Ontario.  Mike will be presented the award at the September Chapter Meeting and recognized at the annual conference in October for the Fleet Safety Council.  Congratulations to Mike for a job well done!

About the Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council is part of the Fleet Safety Council of Ontario and promotes safety within the workplace and transportation industry. To learn more about the Chapter visit their website at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

26th Annual Fleet Safety Council Conference-October 20, 2017

Details are out for the 26th Annual Fleet Safety Conference happening on October 20, 2017. This annual conference is a highlight for safety professionals on learning new techniques to make their workplace safer. With a special focus on transportation safety this conference sells out every year. Seating is limited so register early.

FSC Registration 2017

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FSC Conference Poster 2017

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About the Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council is part of the Fleet Safety Council of Ontario and promotes safety within the workplace and transportation industry. To learn more about the Chapter visit their website at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

 

Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions Presents at May Hamilton FSC Meeting

Frontline Commerical Vehicle Solutions will be our guest presenters at the next Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council Meeting. Founded by Alex Bugeya and Bud Kneller both ex-MTO officers that have now started their own safety business for carriers in the trucking industry.

The Presentation

We will covering information about MTO inspections and audits. Bud Kneller will be presenting “A drivers guide to roadside inspection” and Alex Bugeya will be presenting “a managers guide to the compliance audit”

Check out an interview done by Bruce Outridge with Bud Kneller of Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions

About the Presenters

Alex brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from his over 13 years with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) including:
Head of Enforcement Training and Development
Senior Facility Audit Administrator
MTO Auditor
Transportation Enforcement Officer

During his time with the MTO, Alex was certified as a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspector, having performed thousands of Level I to V inspections on trucks and buses. Alex was also one of the first Level VI certified inspectors in Canada, authorizing him to perform inspections on select radiological shipments.

Bud’s experience and knowledge comes from his over 18 years with the MTO while holding the following positions:
Assistant to Head of Enforcement Training and Development
Transportation Enforcement Officer

Bud was certified as a CVSA inspector in 1998 and since has conducted thousands of Level I to V inspections on trucks and buses. In addition, Bud has experience with the MTO Facility Audit Program.

In 2014, Bud was the winner of the Ontario National Safety Code Challenge and represented Ontario in Pittsburgh at the North American Inspectors Championship.

Join us for this informative presentation:

Thursday May 25, 2017-9:00am-12:00pm

Christian Labour Association of Canada Building (Lower Level)
CLAC Facility 89 South Service Rd. Grimsby, ON

About the Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council is part of the Fleet Safety Council of Ontario and promotes safety within the workplace and transportation industry. To learn more about the Chapter visit their website at www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

Last Smart Trucker Seminar is in Oshawa on November 10th, 2016

Outridge Enterprises and Fleet-Tax Services are members of the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council and are involved in the Smart Trucker Seminars being held throughout 2016 in various cities across Ontario.  The last seminar will be held on November 10th, 2016 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Tosca Banquet & Conference Centre
800 Champlain Ave.
Oshawa, ON L1J 7A6
5:00pm-9:00pm

Seating is limited so register to reserve your seat.

Click this link to sign up: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-trucker-seminar-oshawa-ontario-thursday-november-10th-2016-tickets-28456377792?aff=STOW

Included with the FREE attendee package is a cool computer bag with information, dinner, raffle prizes, networking, and more. If you are new to trucking or a seasoned veteran then this is the place to be. Check out the poster below for more information. Hope to see you there!

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