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Remembering Nick Nicholson

John Robert Nick Nicholson Saturday June 1st 2019

Posted on June 3, 2019June 3, 2019 by luc

It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to John “Nick” Nicholson. Nick passed away peacefully in his 73rd year at the Brantford General Hospital on Saturday, June 1st 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Nick was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on December 3rd, 1946, where he spent his childhood. Nick was the beloved husband of Marian Nicholson for 37 years. Their love of travel led them on many adventures. Nick will be greatly missed by his step-children: Cindy Clark (Dave), Ron Thornberry, Brenda Thornberry, Barb Kinsella (Steve), Deb Thornberry, and Bill Thornberry. He will be loved always by his 13 grandchildren: Kelly, Cheryl, Kyle, Patrick, Shawna, Avalon, Shay, Kaitlyn, Rachel, Doug, Jake, Aiden, Noah, and 10 great grandchildren. Nick is predeceased by his parents, John and Hazel Nicholson. Nick is survived by his loving sister Ann Rich, nieces and nephew Kathy, Gwen, Andrew and their families. He served in the military and was a Sergeant in the Reserves.

Nick was a kind and generous neighbour, respected member of the community and was always willing to lend a hand to his family and friends. He worked as a Safety Manager at Airways Transit for 33 years and was a recognized life member of the Hamilton/Niagara Chapter of the Fleet Safety Council from 1988-2017. A special thank you for the compassion of the Palliative Care Team at the Brantford General Hospital.

A celebration of his life will take place on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at the Dunsdon Legion Branch 461, 9 Tollgate Road, Brantford from 1 – 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

We will miss you Nick!

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HFSC Talks Driver Trainers at Managing the Risk Lottery Seminar

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council talked about compliance in regards to driver training qualifications at their recent seminar. Here is a bit of the discussion  from the panelists at the seminar.

Members can go to the Presentation Page to listen to the full seminar in audio format.

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

HFSC Talks Hiring Qualifications at Spring Seminar

Below is a video excerpt from the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council Seminar Managing the Lottery Risk on hiring qualification for carriers. Members can go to the Presentation Page to listen to the full seminar in audio format.

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

IHSA Attends Skilled Trades Competition

IHSA was front and center at the recent Skills Ontario Skilled Trade Competition promoting safety in the workplace. Displays included the Workplace Mobile Trailer and inside booth in the main arena. The Skilled Trades Competition is in it’s 30th year and was held at the North Toronto Congress Centre. Here are some pictures from the event. Way to go IHSA!

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

Tammy Blackwell Addresses HFSC Audience at Managing the Risk Lottery Seminar

Charles Shields Chairperson for the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council kicked off the Managing the Risk Lottery Spring Seminar in March followed by Bruce Outridge who introduced Tammy Blackwell of the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. Tammy talked about the importance of supporting the convoy and plans for their 15th anniversary convoy happening on September 13-14th, 2019. You can learn more about the convoy at www.truckconvoy.ca

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

Managing the Risk Presentations

If you were at the 2019 Managing Your Risk and would like to view the presentation slides you can do so by clicking the PDF links below. Video replays will be available for members as they are available on the presentations page.

Managing The Risk Lottery Intro Presentation

Policy and Procedure Lottery

 

You can also find these on the seminar page

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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 www.imvr.ca

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

iMVR Presents Virtual Reality to Hamilton Chapter

At yesterday’s meeting the team at iMVR presented the latest training technology based on virtual reality.  Vickie DeVos, Harry Yoo, and James Wong offered demonstrations, information, and options for carriers and trainers to improve their training programs using this latest technology. You can learn more about iMVR at www.imvr.ca.

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

John Oldfield talks Transportation Contracts

John Oldfield of Dalton Timmis Insurance recently discussed the importance of understanding your transportation contracts. Here is a piece of the presentation. Join us for our next meeting on January 31, 2019.

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

The video was created The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers.