Fleet Safety Council announces 2018 date and topics for Educational Conference

(MISSISSAUGA)—The Fleet Safety Council is proud to unveil the exciting lineup scheduled for this year’s Annual Educational Conference.
The conference will be held on Friday October 19, 2018 at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation – 5110 Creekbank Rd. Mississauga L4W 0A1 Canada
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.
This year’s topics address critical areas of health and safety that stretch beyond traditional issues as well as key matters that are at the centre of many safety related discussions across Ontario. We focus on emerging trends, how to be the best and what to do in a crisis.

Tentative agenda

Session 1 – Changing Insurance Market/Changes in the Transportation Industry
Session 2 – Best Fleets to Drive for
Session 3 – Keynote speaker – Leadership in Challenging Times – Stuart Knight

Stuart Knight is an award winning entrepreneur, critically acclaimed author, and hit producer. He has written, produced, and starred in live presentations that have been seen by over one million people and each year speaks internationally helping some of the world’s biggest companies reach new levels of success.
Session 4 – Response to a Motor Vehicle Incident involving a Fatality (Workshop and information session)

More details will be forthcoming in the months ahead. Watch for further details at www.fleetsafetycouncil.com

For more information on attending or sponsoring this event, please contact Rick Brown or George Iacono.
Rick Brown
rick4brown4@gmail.com
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.

Another sell-out crowd packs 26th Annual Fleet Safety Council Annual Educational Conference

The 2017 Fleet Safety Council Annual Educational Conference once again proved to be a major success as nearly 200 delegates packed the Conference Centre at CHSI in Mississauga for an opportunity to listen to a first-rate lineup of industry speakers.

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It was a packed house at this year’s conference.

The 2017 Annual Conference got off to an early start October 19th as out-of-town delegates began arriving. An afternoon fun-filled bowling event was held at Planet Bowl (sponsored by Ontario Trucking News) which was followed by an evening reception at the Residence Inn Mississauga-Airport Corporate Centre West (hosted by Dalton Timmis Insurance) where a festive group of early arrival delegates convened for some appetizers and refreshments.

Hosted by Today’s Trucking editor, John G. Smith who provided delightful insights into the conference speakers, the 2017 featured the current and hottest transportation sector topics.

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John G. Smith led the day as the Master of Ceremonies

Nearly 60 sponsors took advantage of some outstanding promotional opportunities and participated in the 2017 event. Industry exhibitors with offerings from a wide variety of products and services showed off their wares in the exhibit areas.

This year’s topics address critical areas of health and safety that stretch beyond traditional issues and key matters that are at the centre of many safety-related discussions across Ontario.

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association’s (IHSA) President and CEO, Enzo Garritano kicked off the 2017 event with a warm welcome to the delegates and health and safety message from IHSA.

Promoting Diversity & Understanding—Generational Influence in the Trucking Industry

Jane Jazwary (CEO CarriersEdge) started this two-part opening session off with a presentation on women in trucking and how to best take advantage of this huge untapped resource. Carriers Edge – Promoting Diversity and Understanding Generational Differences.

The session concluded with Isabel Hétu (Trucking HR Canada) who provided insight into dealing with and attracting millennials, who by 2020, will represent 40% of the Canadian workplace, generally considered to be technologically savvy, community-minded, environmentally aware, and resourceful multitaskers. THRC – Diversity and Generations in the Workplace.

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Isabelle Hétu is Director, Programs and Services at Trucking HR Canada.

 

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Bruce Outridge provided some simple, effective methods for presentations.

Easy as 123: Creating Memorable Presentation Content

Bruce Outridge delivered a lively, tip-filled workshop outlining to delegates the key principles on how to create and deliver impactful presentations that get your message across. This interactive session included a workbook enabling the audience to be involved hands-on. 3 Steps to Creating Content Presentation.

Medical Marijuana—How Will You Roll?

The after lunch presentation addressed one of the more current day pressing topics of medical marijuana. This session featured Barb Butler (Barb Butler & Associates) and Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler (Chief Medical Review Officer for DriverCheck).

Barb Butler addressed the current status of medical marijuana and legalization, the challenges for employers and how to manage the situation through policies and programs and more.

Dr. Snider-Adler delivered additional information on the topic with a medical perspective. Cannabis Craze Fleet Safety October 2017

Not Legalese but Legal T’s—Trump, Trudeau, Trials, and Tribulations

The final session of the 2017 annual conference involved a panel discussion of industry legal experts from the US and Canada.

John G. Smith moderated a panel of transportation legal experts which included Jodi Burness (Burness Paralegal), Brian Del Gatto (Wilson Elser LLP) and John (Jack) Weston (Secrest Wardle) who engaged the audience and provided perspectives on the implications of issues relating to U.S. and Canadian government policy initiatives.

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Our legal experts discussed various legal issues in the US and Canada.

View John Weston’s presentation – Fleet Safety Annual Educational Conference Presentation

View Jodi Burness’ presentation – Top 10 reasons to seek legal representation

The conference planning committee is already gearing up to provide another information-packed event in 2018.

Date announced for 2018 conference

The 2018 Fleet Safety Educational Conference dates have been announced. 

The 27th annual Fleet Safety Educational Conference will take place in Mississauga on October 19, 2018. Check the Fleet Safety Council website for regular updates throughout 2018 including conference details, registration forms and more.

You can also follow the Fleet Safety Council Twitter feed.

26th Annual Fleet Safety Educational Conference

The Fleet Safety Council is proud to unveil the exciting lineup scheduled for this year’s 26th Annual Educational Conference.

The conference will be held on Friday October 20, 2017 at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation – 5110 Creekbank Rd. Mississauga L4W 0A1 Canada.

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.

This year’s topics address critical areas of health and safety that stretch beyond traditional issues as well as key matters that are at the centre of many safety related discussions across Ontario.

Don’t delay and register today! Please click here for all of the details.

Click here for a copy of the registration form.

Central Chapter addresses “Code Red” scenarios at their February meeting.

Fleet Safety Council examines six potential catastrophes

It was a busy day for members of the Central Ontario chapter of the Fleet Safety Council Feb. 14. They collectively dealt with a violent employee, the death of a senior executive, a serious crash involving an impaired truck driver, the breakout of a contagious illness, the complete destruction of a trucking company by tornado and a missing driver and load. All that before lunch. Click here for the full story!

FSC Central Chapter Award Winners

Central Chapter Safety Person of the Year – Mike Kroetsch
At the year end joint meeting of the Central and London FSC Chapters held at the Grand Valley Golf and Country Club special presentations were made to the Central Chapter’s Transportation Safety Professional of the Year’ Mike Kroetsch of Transportation Safety and Compliance Solutions. Mike has been involved in the FSC since the Central chapter began more than 20 years ago and has a long history with managing safety and compliance in Transportation. Congratulations Mike on a well-deserved award!
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Central Chapter Driver of the Year – George Jamieson
The Driver of the Year for the Central Chapter, George Jamieson was also given a special presentation during this meeting. George not only has more than 30 years of collision free driving, he is a great guy to work with and volunteers his time with numerous charities and volunteer programs.

Congratulations George, drivers like you emphasize the pride in Trucking!

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FSC Conference Speaker addresses “The important role mental health plays in trucking”

Mental health is a topic some people are not comfortable discussing. However studies show that 1 in 5 Canadians are suffering from mental illness each and every day, and most are doing so in silence.

At the Fleet Safety Council’s 25th annual educational conference in Mississauga, Ont. Nitika Rewari of the Mental Health Commission of Canada enlightened fleet executives on mental health and the role employers play when it comes to mental illness.

Click here for the full story

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