Category Archives: Member Events

Recap of the Fleet Safety Conference 2018

Did you miss the Fleet Safety Conference in October 2018? If so here is a quick recap completed by The Lead Pedal Podcast. Want to improve the safety of your workplace? Join a Fleet Safety Council Chapter near you. You can learn more about upcoming events, conferences, and chapters at www.fleetsafetycouncil.com.

About The Lead Pedal Podcast

The Lead Pedal Podcast offers a positive voice for truck drivers in the transportation industry with career and business information. The Lead Pedal Podcast is a show for those in the trucking industry wanting to improve their trucking careers or businesses. What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced “Led”) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn’t know about many of these topics. The interviews, information, features and other items that are meant to be helpful for drivers and those in the trucking industry. We are not here to wine and complain about the industry but aim to offer positive ways to create a successful trucking career. Professional truck drivers work for good carriers, good carriers treat drivers better, pay better, and therefore have good careers. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

John Oldfield Talks Transportation Contracts at Nov 2018 Meeting

Industry veteran John Oldfield talked insurance contracts yesterday at the November meeting for the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council Chapter. Oldfield not only talked contracts but the Driver Inc issue currently going on in the industry. You can learn more about John Oldfield and Dalton Timmis Insurance at www.daltontimmis.com

Join us for our next meeting on December 20, 2018

There will be no speaker next month but members are encouraged to bring in their top safety videos.

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

Jodi Burness Presents Legal Principles for Transport Companies at October Meeting

Jodi Burness of Burness Paralegal Services presented an informative presentation today on the legal aspects of trucking and keeping your fleet in good shape. The October meeting was completely full  and the engaged crowd asked many question about the presentation. If you are a member you can view the presentation on our Presentations Page. You can learn more about Burness Paralegal at www.burnessparalegal.com

Burness Paralegal presentationMembers can view the presentation
here in PDF Format.

 

Join us for our next meeting on November 29th when John Oldfield will be presenting on shipping contracts.

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

Vickie deVos Launches iMVR at Annual Conference

Our own Vickie deVos of Fleet-Tax Services has launched a new venture in addition to her current company called iMVR.  The new company offers virtual reality training for the transportation industry allowing for more engaged training for drivers and safety trainers.  You can learn more about iMVR on their website at www.imvr.ca and you can learn more about the training through the video below. Congratulations to Vickie and her team on their new venture.

Virtual Training from iMVR at www.imvr.ca

Hamilton Members have strong showing at Annual Conference

Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council Members were in strong attendance at the 27th Annual Fleet Safety Council Conference on October 19th, 2018 in Mississauga. The conference has been toted as one of the best conferences yet. Congratulations to the conference team. Below are some pictures from the event. Make sure you join in for this sold out event next year.

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

DriverCheck Presents on Cannabis in the Workplace

DriverCheck’s Chris Wilkinson presented on drugs and alcohol in the workplace and important information for the safety of with upcoming legalization of Cannabis on October 17th. If you would like to learn more about protecting the workers in your workplace please visit www.drivercheck.ca. For those members that missed the presentation you can find an overview and meeting minutes on our meeting minutes page on the website. Below are some documents to with information on dealing with workplace policies.

Fleet Safety Council 26th Conference

Ontario Human Rights Commissions Policy on drug and alcohol testing_revised_2016_-3

Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Policy on Alcohol and Drug Testing, 2009-1 copy

Join us October 25th as our speaker will be Jodi Burness, Burness Paralegal Services:  presenting on Top Principles that Fleets Need to Know.

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 Chapter Receives Certificate for Special Olympic Support

The Hamilton Fleet Safety Council  supports causes close to their heart and one of those causes is the Special Olympics. With many of the members of the Hamilton Chapter they chose the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics as this years charity by sponsoring a silver level sponsorship. The convoy raised over $75,000 for athletes of the Special Olympics. Thank you Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council for your support. You can learn more about the convoy at www.truckconvoy.ca

Truck Convoy Certificate

Hamilton Members end June meeting with annual golf outing.

As per many years the Hamilton Niagara Chapter ended their June meeting with a golf outing. The HFSC Member in the picture seems to think he played a good game.

Bruce at golf No score card was ever found!

Have a great Summer!

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

Chris McKean presents on COR at April Chapter meeting

At the April meeting for the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council a presentation on the COR safety program from IHSA was well received with good information. Chris McKean did a great job of sharing valuable information to make our workplaces safer. To learn more about the COR program visit www.ihsa.ca or call 1-800-263-5024.

Other highlights of the meeting was a new safety award being created by the Council, regulatory updates by Rick Gladman, and legal updates by Jodi Burness. To learn more about the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council or to register as a member visit our Membership page.

Please remember to stop for a moment of silence on April 28, 2018 to remember our fallen workers.

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

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 .