FSC Annual Conference Announces Full Agenda

The Fleet Safety Council (FSC) Conference Committee is please to announce the full agenda and speaker information for their annual event scheduled for Friday October 27th, 2023. The in-person event will once again be taking place at Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre in Brampton. The one-day educational sessions are preceded by the FSC’s annual networking events taking place on Thursday October 26th.

The agenda for the conference includes:

  • Session 1: Transportation Industry Update with Steve Lawn (Board Chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada)
  • Session 2: Is It Time To Cull The Herd In Trucking? Setting Priorities in a Tough Economy with Dirk Kupar (TruckRight)
  • Session 3: The Gamification of Training with Phil Speed (The Learning Network)
  • Session 4: Mental Health Panel: Requirements, Responsibilities, Resources and Innovation moderated by John G. Smith (Newcom Media Inc.)
  • Session 5: Keynote Speaker Sébastien Sasseville: From Mount Everest to the Sahara: Thriving in Change to Win the Long Game
  • Session 6: Best Practices Presentations: Building Your Line of Defense presented by the Chapters of the Fleet Safety Council
 Keynote Speaker Sébastien Sasseville

Registration is managed through Eventbrite and is now open.

Download the full conference agenda.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event. If you are interested in sponsoring please email rickb@fleetsafetycouncil.com.

Click here to see the list the complete list of confirmed sponsors.

International Roadcheck 2023 Invitation

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has extended an invite learn more about International Roadcheck which will take place on May 16, 17, and 18, 2023. With most restrictions lifted (except for physical distancing) the ministry is once again inviting observers to attend an inspection facility. Observer requests are being handled through an online application for available locations and time slots.

International Roadcheck is a three-day period when certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America conduct inspections on large trucks.

The general public often doesn’t realize the steps that are taken to ensure the commercial motor vehicles and drivers on our roadways are safe and compliant with all necessary rules, regulations and safety standards. More than 3.5 million roadside safety inspections are conducted each year throughout North America by specially trained inspectors.

During International Roadcheck, inspectors will be checking critical safety elements on commercial motor vehicles, as well as verifying drivers’ fitness for duty. Although inspectors perform this work every day, the annual three-day International Roadcheck event is designed to highlight commercial motor vehicle and driver safety inspections and other driver safety programs aimed at saving lives on North American highways.

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for 2023 is Cargo Securement. While cargo securement is always a part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement this year as a reminder of its importance.

If you are interested in observing please download the package below for available locations and instructions. Online booking will be closed at 4:00 pm on May 8th, 2023.


Collisions Happen: Are You Prepared!

The FSC Central Chapter has announced a 3-part seminar series taking place during the April, May and June chapter meetings. These immersive sessions will comprise of short presentations from various industry stakeholders in the collision response life-cycle, along with roleplay from volunteers to highlight the critical aspects of these types of critical events.

This is a unique, interactive and new exploration of critical collision management you won’t want to miss!

The sessions will be provided free to FSC Central Chapter members. Non-members are invited to attend for $10 per session or $20 for all 3. The series will be taking place at the Central Chapters regular meeting location: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 272 (26 Schofield Drive, Cambridge ON).

Tuesday, April 11th, 9 am – 12:00 pm
Session 1 – The Point of IMPACT:
Hear from enforcement on crash scene investigation; Burness Paralegal talks about statements and evidence; insurance Industry representatives on reporting,; dealing with the press; environmental implications of a TDG spill and much more.

Tuesday, May 9th, 9 am – 12:00 pm
Session 2 – The Day after the IMPACT: Next steps in reporting, evidence management, legal strategies, and considerations with subject matter experts including transportation lawyers, insurance Industry representatives , WSIB, ESDC,MOL, and more.

Tuesday, June 13th, 9 am – 12:00 pm
Session 3 – What it Looks Like Going Forward
: Panel discussions from our SME’s look at the fall-out, best practices, and answer questions.


Registration provided by Links Consulting.