The month of October is breast cancer awareness month and the group of Trucking for a Cure puts on a convoy each year to support the cause. This year was the fourth annual convoy and Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council members Al Holbrook and Bruce Outridge were on hand to participate in the convoy.
Long time member and former Treasurer Gerry Lycett was awarded with a Fleet Safety Council jacket for his years of hard work in the treasury position. The position has now been handed over to member Glen Harvey who will continue to keep up the great process that Gerry started. Thank you Gerry for all of your hard work over the years. Stay warm in the jacket.
Transportation Consultant and author Bruce Outridge released his latest book Driven to Drive on September 1, 2013. The book offers advice and tips for professional drivers on how to have a successful trucking career. For more information on the book please visit his Bruce’s website at http://outridge.outridge.ca/driven-to-drive-book/
We had such a good response to our book Running By The Mile that we are proud to announce the release of our new online training program based on the book. The course can be completed online with different options available and the packages include a self-directed program to hands on coaching. The courses includes the topics covered in the book with additional information. Participants have the option to be part of an online forum, have questions marked by a professional, and success action plans created for a successful business.
Who should use these courses? The courses would benefit anyone interested in improving their business as an owner operator, interested in setting up a successful trucking business, or someone interested in a career in the transportation industry.
To view more information on the courses please visit the training page at Outridge Consulting Services.
The following people have stepped up to accept the following positions with the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council. Many of these people have held the same or other positions for years. Thank you to all board members for their time and contribution over the years. You are what makes our chapter the success that it is.
Chapter Chair: Bruce Outridge
Chapter Past Chair: Al Holbrook
Chapter Vice Chair: Jim Campbell
Chapter Treasurer: Glen Harvey
Chapter Administrative Secretary: Brad Bird
Membership Committee: (Chair) Curt Roush, Mike Derry, George Skotidas
Speaker Program Committee: (Chair) Rick Brown, Lori Lanteigne, Rick Gladman
Publicity: (Chair) Greg Jack, Bruce Outridge
Auditors: Rudy Sobscahk, Cec Cooke
Safe Driver Award Judges: Nick Nicholson, John Cleary, Sheila Land
CBM St.Marys is holding their second annual truck rodeo. All are welcome to this event showing off the skills of our professional drivers. CBM St Mary’s is one of the largest construction and concrete mix companies in Ontario. For those interested in attending please check the agenda and promotional poster for the event. Al Holbrook and the CBM St. Marys staff have been proud supporters and members if the Fleet Safety Council. Enjoy the Rodeo!
We here at Fleet-Tax Services are a certified Drug and Alcohol Testing facility here at the Fifth Wheel, Grimsby, as it stated, although Driver Check is still also here and an active site. There is no change for any carrier that is currently under the consortium of Driver Check. We are testing for the Millennium Compliance Consortium and can accommodate other carriers requiring a testing facility.