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.

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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.  

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2020 & 2021 Fleet Safety Council Sponsor Update

A Message from the Fleet Safety Council Conference Committee to Our Sponsors:

On behalf of the Fleet Safety Council Conference Committee we would like to thank all of our sponsors for their commitment and dedicated sponsorship. Through their support and generous contributions, we were able to make the 2020 Fleet Safety Council Virtual Conference completely free to our participants. This event has a great line up and is sure to offer some fantastic information that will be relevant for all attendees.  To show our appreciation we encourage all of our members to take the time to review the offerings of our sponsors and support those that have made these conferences possible. Visit our 2020 Conference Sponsor page to learn more about each of these great organizations.

It was a difficult but understandable decision to make this year’s event virtual and the social interaction will definitely be missed by all attendees, however we have 2021 to look forward to! Our Conference Committee has already began planning the 2021 Conference and it is scheduled for October 1st, 2021,at Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre in Brampton.  

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference in 2021 please see our 2021 Sponsorship Information or contact Rick Brown at rickb@fleetsafetycouncil.com or Donna Bisch at sponsorship@fleetsafetycouncil.com .

As we continue to grow and improve our FSC Conference experience year after year, please know that partnerships with our sponsors are vital to the success of this event. Our sponsors are truly appreciated.

Thanks again and we hope that you enjoy the 2020 Virtual Conference and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Sincerely,

The Fleet Safety Council Conference Committee


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