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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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New date and venue announced for 2019 Fleet Safety Annual Educational Conference

(MISSISSAUGA)—The Fleet Safety Council is proud to unveil a new location for this year’s Annual Educational Conference.

After reviewing all of the feedback provided by our delegates and Fleet-Safety-Council-Logosponsors the FSC Conference Committee has decided to move the location of the conference to the Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre located at 20 Polonia Ave in Brampton. The new location will allow the conference to grow in the future as it has been at capacity over the past few years. The conference will be held on Friday October 4, 2019.

This one-day event (which is expected to sell out once again this year) will bring together fleet safety professionals from the truck, bus, courier, ready-mix, and waste management industries as well as insurance companies and other related businesses to discuss the latest industry trends.

The planning committee is currently working on this year’s speakers and themes. Stay tuned and visit www.fleetsafetycouncil.com for details. The committee is also seeking sponsors to ensure another fantastic event this year.

For more information on attending or sponsoring this event, please contact Rick Brown or George Iacono.

Rick Brown
tel: 905-658-1691
George Iacono
Infrastructure Health and Safety Association
tel: 416-464-3398
e-mail: giacono@ihsa.ca


About the Fleet Safety Council
The Fleet Safety Council is an association of driver trainers and safety professionals working to promote safety within the transportation, transport, bus, and coach industries. The council encourages the improvement of driver behavior through increased awareness and training.

Working with government agencies and private organizations, the council strives for a uniform system of safety requirements for drivers in Ontario.

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

Join us for the Upcoming Spring Seminar on How to Manage Your Company Risk

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet safety Council will be holding their annual Spring Seminar on Managing the Risk Lottery as a Carrier on March 28th. Check out the details.

Check out the trailer below

Register 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

Manage the Risk Lottery Seminar Poster

HFSC December Meeting will be held Thursday December 20, 2018

Due to the Holiday Season the next meeting for the Hamilton Chapter will be on Thursday December 20th, 2018. Bring in your best safety video and the topic of discussion will be the Spring Seminar. All attendees are invited to a Christmas Lunch with the Chapter in Grimsby.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Happy Holidays

John Oldfield talks Transportation Contracts at HFSC November Meeting

John Oldfield of Dalton Timmis Insurance will be our guest at the Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council meeting on November 27th, 2018 in Grimsby Ontario talking about the pitfalls of transportation contracts and what to look out for. Join us for the meeting which will start at 9:00am.

Johnny Oldfield

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 Announces 2018 Conference Registration

The Fleet Safety Council has opened registration for the 2018 Fleet Safety Council Conference. Tickets sold out last year so register early.

Check out the Agenda and Registration Below:

2018 Fleet Council Education Conference-Registration

2018 Fleet Council Education Conference-Registration_Page_1

Check out the Fleet Safety Council Website for more information.

June Meeting Location Changed to Caistorville Golf Course

Due to our annual elections and our annual golf outing our June meeting will be held at the Caistorville Golf Course in Caistor Centre, Ontario. If attending please bring your golf attire and clubs and join us after the meeting for a round of golf.

Caistorville Golf Centre

See you there!

HFSC Meeting picture

Ontario Committee – Altered Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) Certificates


At the November 13, 2017 Ontario Committee a member raised concern regarding the fact they have observed increased in incidents of altered Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificates in application for commercial automobile insurance.

IBC has discussed this with Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) staff, who are willing to review industry concerns. MTO would like members to provide examples of altered CVOR certificates, along with details as to how they discovered the document was altered.

Please send documents by Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 via e-mail to Paul Harbottle, Director, Program Development and Evaluation Branch, Ministry of Transportation: paul.harbottle@ontario.ca .


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