Category Archives: Member Profiles

The Benefits of Virtual Reality Training with iMVR

Last meeting we had a presentation on the benefits of using virtual reality training for the transportation industry by iMVR. This video offers an overview of the presentation by Harry Yoo of iMVR. You can learn more about iMVR at

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

Should you represent yourself in court?

Jodi Burness talks about the importance of knowing how the court of law works before trying to represent yourself in court. The video was created The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers. This presentation was from Jodi’s presentation on legal compliance for carriers. You can learn more about Burness Paralegal Services at

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

A look into the life of Safety Person of the Year Sheila Land

Bruce Outridge interviews Sheila Land on her passion for safety.

In September Sheila Land a long standing member of the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council was awarded Safety Person of the Year for her tireless dedication to safety in the transportation industry. Below is the video portion of that interview with Sheila. Thank you Sheila Land for her dedication to safety. If you would like to view the presentation to Sheila click here.

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

CBM holds Second Annual Truck Rodeo – June 9, 2013

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!

cbm poster


Rodeo Agenda 2013


Fleet Tax Services-Certified Drug Testing Facility

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.

Fleet Tax Services- Fifth Wheel Truck Stop -Grimsby

Ontario Truck Driving School (OTDS) joins the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) -Press Release

London Ontario – Ontario Truck Driving School (OTDS) joins the Professional  Truck Driver

Institute (PTDI).

Founded in 1978, Ontario Truck Driving School’s programs are designed for the entire industry. There are now seven locations through the Windsor/Sarnia/Niagara Corridor with Head Office located in London Ontario. Training is delivered by qualified over the road & in the field instructors who have experienced the challenges you may encounter as a new driver. Throughout the years, thousands of men and women have successfully obtained employment and began careers driving commercial  vehicles.

Gus Rahim, President of Ontario Truck Driving School, is pleased to announce the PTDI certification standard programs are now being offered. The added value of the PTDI certification standard further secures our student’s opportunities, and provides Carriers with a strong consistent skill set of new hires.

A founding member and past president of the Truck Training School Association  of Ontario (TTSAO), Mr. Rahim acknowledges  the added value ofPTDI certifications  bring to the students, carriers, and insurance providers.

Jim Campbell, OTDS Branch Manager, sees the addition ofPTDI as the perfect fit. We so often hear of the commercial driver shortage in North America, in fact what we have is a shortage of “professional” commercial drivers. PTDI and curriculum providing TTSAO standards will ensure Ontario Truck Driving School Graduates will continue to be the driving force.

PTDI is a national, nonprofit organization established for the twofold purpose of developing  uniform industry skill, curriculum,  and certification  standards for entry-level  truck driver training and motor carrier driver finishing programs, and certifYing entry-level truck driver training courses at public and private schools and driver finishing programs at carriers for compliance  with PTDI standards PTDI is based in Alexandria Virginia

For more information  you contact Gus Rahim President of the Ontario Truck Driving School

1800-799- JOBS (5627) Ext 227 or by email at:

Thank you Mark Skinner

Mark Skinner did a great presentation muscular injuries that caused many questions to be answered. Next month is Gregory Jack on disability insurance and don’t forget our Spring Seminar in March.

Mark Skinner


Carrie Boyle presents on Ergonomics

Our Guest speaker will be Carrie Boyle.  Carrie is an consultant and ergonomist with Infrastructure Health and Safety Assoc. .

Carrie will be speaking on Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which are still the number one cause of lost-time injuries in Ontario.

Many people aren’t sure how to tackle MSDs because they are so different from the hazards we usually face.

Carrie will provide participants with an overview of what MSDs actually are. She will also overview how best to protect your organization from the development of MSDs, and address MSDs as you would any other hazard—by recognizing, assessing, controlling, and evaluating.

Our next Hamilton Niagara Chapter, Fleet Safety Council Meeting this Thursday November 29th at 9 am,  being held at the CLAC 89 South Service Rd. Grimsby, ON ,  lower level training room .

See you there!

Al Holbrook is Awarded for Being Past Chairman

Brad Bird presented an award to now Past Chairman Al Holbrook for his hard work as past chairmen for the Hamilton Niagara Chapter. Thank you Al for the years you lead the chapter, we appreciate your work and dedication.

Al Holbrook receives award.
Al Holbrook receives award.

Vickie deVos – Fleet Tax Services

About Fleet Tax Services

Servicing trucks and trucking companies across North America

Fleet-Tax Services is located in Southern Ontario, 50 kms from the Niagara Falls border in Grimsby, Ontario. Services include operating authorities, permit registrations, fuel tax reporting, Hours of Service auditing, dispatch, and fleet administration for independent owner operators and motor carriers.

Our priority is to provide you with cost effective, convenient, and fast professional services that you need to operate in the changing world of transportation. Whether it is applying for your operating authority, help with dispatching, or preparing for an audit we are here to help.

The President of Fleet-Tax Services is Vickie deVos. Vickie has been in the transportation industry for over a decade and started her career in fleet administration. She was so efficient that she was encouraged to help other transportation clients by setting up her own business. Originally working in a private office Vickie decided that she needed to be where she could interact with her clients offering reliable professional service. Today Fleet-Tax Services is located conveniently at the Fifth Wheel Truck Stop in Grimsby Ontario. Clients range from one truck operations to small and large fleets so the location allows all clients access to her office and onsite training sessions.

We are proud to provide:Vickie deVos

We are conveniently located at the Fifth Wheel Truck Stop, Exit # 74 (Casablanca Blvd.) off of the QEW in Grimsby, Ontario.