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Jodi Burness Talks Legal Mistakes at November 2019 HFSC Meeting

Jodi Burness gave a presentation at the November HFSC meeting on how to ensure you documentation for your company would be challenged in court and why you may want revisit how policies and procedures are recorded should they be required in a court of law. You can learn more about Burness Paralegal at www.burnessparalegal.com.

Jodi Burness

You can review the presentation if you are a member on our presentation page for members here.

Other topics included Driver Inc, Government crackdown on bad carriers, and changes coming soon in the Highway Traffic Act.

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 Announces Panel Presenters for Spring Seminar

Our speakers and panelists for the upcoming seminar include Kulicia McGrath from Burness Paralegal, Lorraine Koehler from Managing XYZ, Derek Rutherford from Dalton Timmis Group, Shane Cutler from Cutler TCMS, and last but not least, John Farquhar from The Guarantee, and our moderator will be Mike Derry of The Guarantee.

Lorraine Koehler not shown in pictures below.

Our seminar is about Managing the Risk Lottery. Each day, we’re out there taking a big spin of the wheel.

Register for the Seminar here!

What can we do to minimize our risk? There will be a panelist table for you all, and behind you a large (but blank) puzzle. We will be performing a “trip” from Toronto to LA, and each type of risk we cover will be another piece of the puzzle.  Regardless of the order, with your guidance and suggestions we will eventually put all our pieces together, safely negotiating our way to delivery of both our cargo, and the information we impart. Time permitting, there will be a general Q and A session at the close.

Manage the Risk Lottery Seminar PosterRegister for the Seminar 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 www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

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 www.burnessparalegal.com

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

Keep Your Records Up To Date says Jodi Burness

Jodi Burness of Burness Paralegal Services outlined in a recent presentation that maintenance records can be a real stumbling block for carriers in a court of law. She offers some tips in this video from the presentation. You can learn more about Burness Paralegal at www.burnessparalegal.com

Video produced by The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers. learn more about the podcast at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com

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 Outlines Distracted Driving Changes for Jan 2019

Jodi Burness of Burness Paralegal Services outlines the changes happening to the distracted driving laws in Ontario and how they will affect drivers. You can learn more about Burness Paralegal Services at www.burnessparalegal.com . This presentation was taken from a recent presentation by Burness in November 2018.

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

Educational Presentations at HFSC 2018 Spring Seminar

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council held their Annual Spring Spring Seminar 2018Seminar last month to a full house. The seminar included regulatory updates for the transportation industry and included four panelists hosted by moderator Mike Derry of The Guarantee Insurance Company.

The panelists included Nick Korakus of the Ministry of Transportation, Jodi Burness of Burness Paralegal Services, Rick Gladman of Old Republic Insurance, and Chris Wilkinson of DriverCheck.

Below are a few outtakes from the presentations:

Nick Korakus was asked about Electronic Logging Devices and parking issues for truck drivers.

Rick Gladman was asked about new driver in the workplace and what types of regulatory items should be put in place.

Jodi Burness was asked what should be included in driver files should the company be called into court to defend a charge.

Chris Wilkinson was asked about drugs and alcohol policies in the workplace and how to handle them.

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council puts on a seminar open to the transportation industry each year in March. Join us for the next seminar and get the information as it is released by subscribing to our website. Click the FOLLOW button at the bottom right of your screen. If you would like to learn about past seminars 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 www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council Talks Regulatory Updates to Full House

On Thursday March 29th the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council hfsc-spring-seminar-bannerheld their annual Spring Seminar on Regulatory Updates for the transportation industry.  It was a full house as topics included distracted driving, drugs and alcohol policies,  professional drivers, legal issues, and much more.

Spring Seminar 2018The morning kicked off with a hot breakfast and opening remarks from Michell Roberts of IHSA. Mike Derry of The Guarantee lead the panel consisting of Nick Korakas of the MTO, Rick Gladman of Old Republic Insurance, Chris Wilkinson of DriverCheck, and Jodi Burness of Burness Paralegal Services. Thank you to all the presenters for sharing their expertise.

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Here are some pictures from the event:

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 Talks Entry Level Driver Programs at February Meeting

The room was packed for the February meeting for the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council with many new members in attendance. The transportation is in a state of change again in 2018 and everyone is looking for information to take their teams to the forefront.

Mike Kroetsch of Transportation Safety and Compliance Solutions gave a presentation about Entry Level Drivers and the importance of having a training / mentoring program in place to bring on new drivers in a comfortable and safe way.  The company is based in Kitchener Ontario and helps carriers design programs to help on-board drivers in an effective way. You can learn more about the program by contacting Transportation Safety and Compliance Solutions at www.transportationsafetycs.ca or by calling 519-748-4420.

Discussing entry level driversOther great information discussed at the meeting was legal processes from Jodi Burness, regulatory information from Rick Gladman, and more.

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hfsc-spring-seminar-bannerAbout 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