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Planning well underway for 2020 conference

The planning committee working on the 2020 Fleet Safety Educational Conference is working hard already to make sure this year’s event is the best yet.

The group is working to lock down speakers and topics that are timely and relevant to our audience. Every event begins with a vision, and in the coming weeks you will hear all about this year’s plans.

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Speakers are the backbone of any conference. We are reaching out to potential keynote speakers in order to create the most informative agenda we can.

So stay tuned and watch for more details soon.

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New year, new plans

It’s a new year and the Fleet Safety Council conference committee is gearing up for the 2020 conference. Planning is in the initial stages but a lot of great ideas and suggestions came out of the feedback received after the 2019 event.

Stay tuned to the website for updates and registration information for the 2020 event.

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Happy holidays!

From all of us to all of you. Have a safe and happy holiday! We’ll see you in the new year as we plan for the next Fleet Safety Educational Conference and keep track of what the chapters are up to.

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2020 date set for Fleet Safety Educational Conference

Mark your calendars! The 2020 Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference will be October 2.

The Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference planning committee held its first meeting last week and has announced the 2020 conference date as October 2 with the evening social event October 1.

More details to come.

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Southwestern Chapter hosts joint holiday meeting in London

The Southwestern Chapter is hosting a joint Christmas meeting on December 10 in London. This event, which will include a buffet breakfast and hot turkey lunch, will feature Todd Moore of ISB Global Services. Todd will be speaking on Cargo Theft, Organized Crime and Supply Chain Security Solutions.

Guests are welcome at this special meeting. The cost is $35. If you would like to attend, please download the registration form.

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Ottawa chapter talks qualifying drivers

The Ottawa chapter of the Fleet Safety Council will discuss qualifying drivers at is December 10 meeting. 

The chapter has a great speaker lined up with Charlie Charalambous. He will be speaking on the importance of qualifying drivers. Charlie does many speaking engagements on this hot topic which includes:

  • An introduction to Risk Management (identifying, assessing, controlling and reviewing the risks associated with hiring drivers)
  • The Driver Shortage
  • Fraudulent Documentation
  • Cargo Thefts
  • Bringing It All Together

To learn more about this meeting and how you can get involved, visit the Ottawa (Eastern) Chapter information page.

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Conference provides a wealth of information

While this year’s conference has been wrapped up, the information on this year’s presentations is vital and interesting. This year’s topics addressed 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.

Awards

This year’s conference kicked off with the social event Thursday October 3 where several awards were presented. New this year was the addition of IHSA’s transportation-related awards, which were handed out at the event.

The IHSA Ken Hellawell Transportation Award was presented to the family of Nick Nicholson, who received the award posthumously. Nick may be remembered as a vibrant member of the Hamilton-Niagara Fleet Safety Council Chapter and one of the founding members of the organization that has become the Fleet Safety Council.

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Along with this special award, several transportation firms received honours for their efforts in improving health and safety. The IHSA Transportation Achievement Awards are based on the firm’s experience data for the three years immediately preceding the year of the award. They are given to member firms which have operated with a lost-time injury (LTI) frequency below the overall rate group LTI frequency average each year for three consecutive for each category.

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Chapter award

The Toronto chapter of the Fleet Safety Council awarded its annual Safety Professional of the Year award to Mike Trace. Mike has been that chapters administrator and has recently retired from IHSA.

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Conference

The conference was an information-packed day as always, with a variety of speakers. We’ve included links to the various presentations below.

Presentations

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Another successful conference wraps up

The 28th Annual Fleet Safety Educational Conference has wrapped up for another year.

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The sell-out crowd heard from a variety of speakers at this year’s conference. Watch for more details on the event in the coming weeks. 

 

This was a record crowd and the new venue appears to have been popular. We’ll be posting photos and presentations in the coming weeks so check back for updates.

 

 

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Conference sells out with record numbers

The planning committee for the Fleet Safety Educational Conference is proud to announce this year’s conference is officially sold out! 

We hope you grabbed your chance to register already. If not we hope to see you next year! This year’s conference was moved to a new location in Brampton having outgrown its past location in Mississauga. If you are not able to attend follow the hashtag #fleetsafetyconf2019 the day of the conference to get updates throughout the event.

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Fleet Safety Educational Conference seats filling up!

We are just a few weeks away from this year’s conference and seats are filling up quickly! 

This year’s event is jam-packed. Check out the agenda:

Agenda

  • Annual General Meeting – 8-8:15 am
  • Opening – 8:15-8:30 am
  • Session one – 8:30 to 9:00 am – Stephen Laskowski
    The Transportation Industry – Change and Challenges
  • Session two – 9-9:30 am – Sujoy Dey, Ph.D.
    Risk Assessment: General Freight Transportation
  • Break – 9:30 to 10:00 am
  • Session three – 10:00 to 10:45 am – Clinton Marquardt, Human Fatigue Specialist
    Teasing Out the Role of Sleep-Related Fatigue in Safety Incidents – One Big Risk Factor to Consider
  • Break – 10:45 to 11:15 am
  • Session four – 11:15 to 12:00 pm – Dr. Philip Myron
    When Less is More
  • Lunch
  • Session five – 1:00 to 2:15 pm – Kevin Burns
    Keynote Address: Yes, You CAN Make People Care About Safety
  • Break – 2:15 to 2:30 pm
  • Session six – 2:30 to 3:45 pm – Nancy Dunk
    Your Greatest Asset – How to Attract, Retain, and Motivate Your Employees
  • Closing – 3:45 pm

To learn more about the conference, download the conference brochure here.

Registration for the conference can be done completely online via the Eventbrite page.
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