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

Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council Selects New Board for 2017-2018

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council had its annual elections last week. We would like to personally thank all of those that have served in the past to help make our Chapter a vibrant and growing one.

2017-2018 Board

  • Chairperson-Charlie Shields
  • Immediate Past Chairperson-Jim Campbell
  • Vice Chairperson-Vickie DeVos
  • Treasurer-Glenn Harvey
  • Program Coordinator-Mike Derry / Rick Gladman
  • IHSA Administrators / Secretary-Brad Bird / John Chmiel
  • Membership-Chris Wilkinson
  • Recording Secretary-Sheila Land / Nick Nicholson
  • Auditors-Rudy Sobschak / Kimberly Jodin
  • Safe Driver Award Judges-Nick Nicholson / Sheila Land /Bruce Outridge
  • Media Person-Bruce Outridge

Board positions begin in September 2017 and follow through to June 2018. Thank you to all members that have taken on  positions on the Board. Your passion helps make this a great Chapter.

June 2017 Meeting HFSC

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

June meeting location changes to Caistorville Centre

Our last meeting before breaking for the summer will be at Caistorville Golf Course. We will be holding our elections for the group and playing golf afterwards for those interested.  If interested in playing golf afterwards please let Chris Wilkinson or Brad Bird know. See you there.

DATE: 29 June 2017 TIME: 09:00 – ??:00 hrs
LOCATION: Caistorville Golf Course

Address:

Caistorville Golf Club
1129 Caistorville Rd
Caistor Centre
905-957-7335

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 talks inspections and audits at Hamilton Chapter.

Bud Kneller and Alex Buyega of Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions teamed up to present on how to  have clean inspections and what inspectors look for when trucks get selected for inspection at the truck scales.

The second part of the presentation included information on how to prepare for an MTO audit and have the proper documentation to improve your safety rating.

You can learn more about Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions and their services at www.frontline-cvs.com.

Board elections will be held next month at the June meeting. See you there.

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.

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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

April Safety Meeting Hosts Insurance Panel

The April 2017 meeting for the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council was chalk full of great information on insurance issues for the transportation industry. The panel consisted of Mike Derry of The Guarantee Insurance Company, Rick Gladman from Old Republic Insurance and Rick Gellar from Marsh Insurance.

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The information was focused around insurance rates and how your drivers can affect premiums. Topics included pricing of insurance, insurance coverage and claims, and insurance from a driver standpoint.

Great information was presented to the group on a very important subject.

Every meeting of the Chapter includes and education component. Join as a member and get information to take back to your workplace.

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

National Day of Mourning-April 28, 2017

Today is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured, or become ill due to to related hazards and incidents in the workplace. Please take a moment at 11:00am today to remember those workers.

For more information please visit:

https://www.ccohs.ca/events/mourning/

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Smart Trucker Seminar in Mississauga-April 11th, 2017

A few members of the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council are participating in the next Smart Trucker Seminar happening on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The seminar will focus on how to be job ready when looking for jobs with today’s carriers in the trucking industry. The seminar is free to attend and a free meal is included so registration is required. You can register for the event by clicking the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/smart-trucker-seminar-series-2017-mississauga-tickets-31817137916?aff=STMW

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