Category Archives: Member Events

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.

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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

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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 .

 

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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