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September 26th Next Monthly Meeting for Hamilton Chapter

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council will be starting their monthly meetings next week on Thursday September 26th in Grimsby Ontario. Join us!

Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council
Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council

Central Ontario Truck Driving Championships with the Fleet Safety Council

Fleet Safety Council Members area active in many parts of the industry and events such as the Central Ontario Truck Driving Championships. You can view pictures of some of the members in action from a previous post by clicking here.

Below are some videos provided from The Lead Pedal Podcast and if you would like to hear interviews and a recap of the event listen to the show via the link below.

http://theleadpedalpodcast.com/lp337-professional-driving-at-the-central-ontario-truck-driving-championships

Check out the videos

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

Saying Goodbye to Sheila Land

It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to long term member and friend Sheila Land. She will be missed, but will not be forgotten. Below is information from Brad Bird.

It is once again with great sadness that I send out more bad news.  Sheila passed away Saturday evening. 

I have been speaking with Sheila**s Husband Larry this afternoon, and there is a celebration of Life Service planned for July 27th.  Once more details are finalized I will forward to all. 

Sheila LandSheila was a dedicated member of The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety council.  Sheila Joined our Chapter in the beginning When she was approached by TSA Representative Dave Wallace, and as Dave advised the Hamilton Niagara was starting a Chapter of The Council of Driver Trainers. (Now called Fleet Safety Council).   Sheila was a dedicated member from our Chapters very first meeting with Nick Nicholson Chairing, and as a dedicated member for 28 years.  Sheila held many roles over the years includeing assistant recording secretary, for our Chapter and the only Chairperson for our Bus Division.  Many Years ago Other Chapters had a School Bus divisions.  The intent was that as most of the discussions / speakers at regular Chapter meetings were primarily about Truck Transportation.  We had a large group at that time of members in Bussing.  It was decided that we would have a Sub Chapter and call it Hamilton Niagara Bus Division.  Sheila stepped up to the plate to become the first Chairperson on the Bus Division and held that position for over 10 years. l as many of the small bus companies were purchased by larger companies, our attendance declined and as a small group in later years, it was decided to have the membership attend the regular Chapter.  Sheila always had hopes that we would once again revive the Bus Division.

Sheila as well through her employer provided the meeting facilities and refreshments for the Bus Division and as well a good number of Regular Chapter meetings when there was a conflict meeting at our usual Location. 

As well Sheila Served for many Years on the Annual Conference planning Committee.  Again through her employer  on the Saturday of the Conference,  Sheila supplied Buses and Drivers to shuttle guest**s of the Conference attendees to Day Trips  / Tours of the area  where the Conference was being held that year.  ( Back when we had the weekend conferences. )

Sheila Land Presentation
Sheila Land with Brad

In April of 99 when I joined Transportation Safety Assoc.,  I was directed by my Manager Mark Diacur to visit Sheila Land at  Hillfield Strathallan College.  The Purpose of the visit was not for me to assist Sheila with her safety program, but was instead for Sheila to Brief me on the Hamilton and Area, Driver award Banquet.  Yes Sheila was the the Chairperson of that organization as well, and part of my New Role at TSA, was to assist Sheila and Committee with the annual Banquet.    Those Banquets were a lot of work, but with Sheila at the helm, the work always seemed fun.  I would be getting nervous at crunch time when companies would not have their driver lists and atendees submitted, and the caterer would be looking for numbers.  Sheila would Chuckle and say don**t worry it will work its self out like it always does. 

Sheila Land Presentation
Presenting the award

Sheila was a great organizer.  Sheila Called me up a couple of Months ago and asked if I could meet her for lunch.  This was about 5 months following being diagnosed with terminal Cancer.  Sheila had finished her treatments, and she looked fantastic.  Sheila would have had the right to be bitter with her situation as she was entering  her second year of retirement .  But Not Sheila.  Did I mention Organized.  Sheila**s purpose for our meeting, was so she could ask me to speak at her celebration of life.  After my Obvious Yes reply, how could I ever  answered anything else to a person whom is given so much to her Family, her Job, and her volunteer organizations.  Sheila was always about making sure that everyone else was looked after first.  Sheila explained that when the time came she did not want a traditional service, she wanted a place where her friends could meet to celebrate her life.  We visited, she updated me on her Family whom she is very proud.  We laughed remissed about days gone by.  In Fact it**s a wounder that Kelseys did not kick us out as we visited for about 3 and ** hours.  I am so Glad we had that visit as I am sitting here writing this, I can still hear Sheila**s Chuckle. 

I thought I would start the ball rolling early so have attached Sheila**s Nomination for Safety Professional of the year in 2017, and as well Bruce**s Clip where sheila was presented with the award. 

Sheila will certainly be missed but her infectious smile and legacy will certainly live on.

Brad Bird / IHSA

 

Fleet Safety Council Members Help Make Transportation Industry a Safer Place

The Fleet Safety Council has been promoting safety for a number of years along with the professionalism of the industry. All chapters have members that are involved in many good initiatives across the Province. Here are few pictures of volunteers giving their time for greater causes.

FSC Members Promoting
Safety at Skills Competition

FSC Members at the
Central Ontario Truck Driving Championships

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

Fleet Safety Council Opens 2019 Conference Registration

The Fleet Safety Council has now opened their annual conference for registration. This is the 28th Annual  Safety Conference and is open to both Fleet Safety Council Members and non-members. This conference has sold out in the past for both sponsorships and attendees so register early.

Sign up on Eventbrite by clicking this link

2019 Fleet Safety Council Registration Final June 27

View the Agenda

Learn more about the conference at www.fleetsafetycouncil.com

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Hamilton Fleet Safety Council Meeting Votes in New Board for 2019-2020

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council held its last meeting before the Summer break with their annual elections. The meeting covered a range of topics from new courses offered by IHSA to member news and conference information.

Annual Board Elections

As we do every year at the June meeting the important leadership roles of the chapter are elected and appointed. thank you to everyone that has served prior and to those that stepped into positions for the future. Here are the results of the elections beginning September 2019 through to June 2020.

Vickie DeVos-Chairperson
Charlie Shields-Immediate Past Chairperson
Brian Lemoine-Vice-Chairperson
Brad Bird / John Chmiel-IHSA Secretary
Kimberly Jodin-Recording Secretary
Glen Harvey-Treasurer
Bruce Outridge-Media / Publicity
Mike Derry / Rick Gladman-Speakers
Bruce Outridge / George Skotidas – Membership Coordinators
Brian Lemoine / George Skotidas / Charlie Shields-Risk Safety Person
Rick Brown / Kimberly Jodin / Al Holbrook/ Brian Lemoine-Safe Driver Judges

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 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

Road Check Starts June 4-6th, 2019

The Fleet Safety Council is a great way to keep your company up to date on changing regulations and safety information to take back to your team helping to improve your company safety rating.  The Hamilton Niagara Chapter of the Fleet Safety Council meets the last Thursday of each month from September to June and has a number of experts from safety, legal, and insurance helping keep our roadways safer. Our next meeting is on Thursday May 28th in Grimsby, Ontario.

HFSC Meeting

Road Check starts in June and the meeting is a good place to get questions answered from people well versed with the transportation industry. Why not join us and see why this is the most inexpensive way to keep your fleet safe.

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

Charlie Charalambous Talks Driver Verification Strategies at Hamilton Fleet Safety Council Meeting

Charlie Charalambous of ISB / MEE shared strategies on qualifying drivers and strategies for verifying documents. Fraudulent documents are rampant within the industry so have a way of verifying the documents. You can learn more about ISB/MEE at www.isbmee.com

Also discussed in the meeting was employment changes coming up in September, updates on safety regulations and speeding violations with Jodi Burness.

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