29th Annual Fleet Safety Conference Recap

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On Friday October 2nd 2020, the Fleet Safety Council held it’s 29th Annual Educational Conference. The sessions included:

  1. Opening remarks by Minister of Transportation the Hon. Caroline Mulroney
  2. The FSC Annual General Meeting facilitated by Bonnie Learn (Joint Executive Chair) and Donna Bisch (Joint Executive Vice Chair)
  3. A welcome message by FSC Conference Chairperson, Charlie Charalambous
  4. Introduction by Enzo Garritano, President and CEO of the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

Recorded educational sessions included:

  1. OTA Update by Geoff Wood, Senior Vice President, Policy at Ontario Trucking Association Canadian Trucking Alliance

2. Insurance Update by Todd MacGillivray, Vice-President, Transportation and Logistics at Northbridge Insurance

Click to watch the full recording (coming soon)

PDF (coming soon)

3. Legal Update by Rui Fernandes, Partner at Fernandes Hearn LLP

4. Industry Update by Lou Smyrlis, Managing Director, Newcom Media’s Trucking and Supply Chain Group

Industry thank you videos:

The theme for this year’s conference included several pre-recorded thank you messages from the annual conference planning committee and representatives from the regional chapters.

  1. Industry thank you narrated by FSC Joint Executive Chairperson, Bonnie Learn (click here to watch the video)
  2. Industry thank you #1 (click here to watch the video)
  3. Industry thank you #2 (click here to watch the video)
  4. Industry thank you #3 (click here to watch the video)
  5. Industry thank you #4 (click here to watch the video)


Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney Confirmed for FSC Annual Educational Conference Opening Remarks

The Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Francophone Affairs, has agreed to provide the opening remarks for the 29th Annual Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference. Minister Mulroney is the latest speaker to be added to the upcoming virtual conference scheduled for Friday October 2, 2020.

Hon. Caroline Mulroney

Minister Mulroney was appointed Minister of Transportation in June 2019 and has been focused on getting people where they want to go, when they need to get there. This work includes creating historic partnerships with the City of Toronto and York Region that will support the Province of Ontario’s $28.5 billion investment program in four new priority projects, overseeing an ambitious expansion of the GO rail network, and the development of regional transportation plans across the province.

As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic the FSC Conference Committee made the decision earlier this year to move the event to an online format. Minister Mulroney joins an already announced fantastic line-up of speakers which include:

This years conference is being provided free of charge to all delegates as a thank you to the transportation industry for all that they have done to support the Canadian economy during these challenging times.

Click here to download the full conference agenda and speaker bio’s

Click here to register for the conference


Understanding The Impacts of COVID-19 Research Study

Long haul truck drivers are invited to participate in a research study called Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on truck drivers taking place through the University of Saskatchewan. The researchers are interested in learning how COVID-19 has impacted a drivers work (fatigue, hours worked, access to food and rest areas) as well as challenges they’ve experienced and recommendations for improvement should there be a 2nd COVID-19 wave or something similar in the future.

The researchers wanted to share that they are aware of the critical services that long haul truck drivers are providing to ship goods and products across Canada. The goal of this project is to develop and propose changes (policies and procedures) that support improving the working conditions for drivers.    

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and all responses are confidential. If you are a long haul truck driver and are interested in participating and sharing your feedback please click on the link below to complete the survey. Additional information is provided on the first page of the link.

Note: To complete the survey, participants are required to be a long-haul truck driver and reside in Canada. This research project was approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Saskatchewan.  

Click here to participate in the survey