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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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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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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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Registration now open for 2019 conference

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Registration is now open for the 2019 Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference.

This year’s event includes a variety of sessions designed to provide insight and information on a range of topics. As always, there will be vendors and safety partners on hand with displays and resources.

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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Visitors from out of town can reserve their own hotel accommodations and take advantage of a special room rate by indicating they are with the Fleet Safety Council Annual Conference group.
Courtyard Toronto Mississauga/Meadowvale
7015 Century Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 7K2

Book your group rate for the Fleet Safety Educational Conference 2019 

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2018 FSC Conference SELLS OUT AGAIN!

Exciting line up for the 2018 conference

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John G. Smith – Master of Ceremonies

The 2018 Fleet Safety Council Annual Educational Conference is pleased to announce John G. Smith from Today’s Trucking will be our Master of Ceremonies.

John G. Smith is the editor of Today’s Trucking — the business magazine of Canada’s trucking industry. Smith — or “John G” as most people know him — is no stranger to the industry. The award-winning writer was the editor of Truck News and Truck West from 1995 to 2001, when he was also instrumental in launching http://www.trucknews.com. In 13 years as a contracted writer and communications consultant, he contributed to industry-related titles across North America.

Session one – The Changing Insurance Market

Angelique Magi – (Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for The Guarantee Company)

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Angelique Magi will address the many changes taking place in the insurance industry. Her presentation will include a discussion around why these changes are happening and will address how catastrophic losses impact the insurance market and rate changes.

Angelique has held positions of increasing seniority in a range of capacities within the property-casualty insurance industry including underwriting and portfolio management positions in the personal lines areas, before moving into areas focusing on the transportation industry sector. Prior to Angelique’s appointment at The Guarantee, she was National Director, Transportation of a major global insurance company. A graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida with a BA in Political Science, she has her CIP designation through the Insurance Institute of Canada. Since 1872, The Guarantee has been a leader in specialty insurance within the North American marketplace and has earned a prominent reputation for providing specialized insurance products.

Session two – Hot Topics in Transportation

Lou Smyrlis – (Newcom Business Media Inc.)

9:15 am – 10 am

Lou Smyrlis from Newcom Media will deliver a presentation on trucking industry trends including the latest information on ELogs and other impacting challenges and requirements in the transportation sector.

Lou Smyrlis is Managing Director of Newcom Media’s Trucking and Supply Chain Group. These include Canadian Transportation & Logistics, Truck News, Truck West as well as several online newsfeeds, directories, newsletters and the award winning Web TV show, Transportation Matters.

Lou has been reporting on transportation issues for over 20 years. He is a frequent speaker on industry issues and is a leading authority on industry trends, having pioneered several industry research projects.

Session three – “Best Fleets to Drive for”

Jane Jazrawy – CarriersEdge

10:30 am – 11:30 am

An expert panel of representatives from select fleets that were recently recognized by the Best Fleets to Drive For program will outline the best practices that make them stand out from others in the industry.

Jane Jazrawy and Mark Murrell are co-founders of CarriersEdge, and creators of the Best Fleets to Drive For program. With the launch of CarriersEdge in 2005, and Best Fleets to Drive For in 2008, Jazrawy and Murrell have focused on helping North American trucking companies improve the overall quality of their drivers and both are active writers, speakers, and industry advocates.

Session four – Leadership is Key

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – STUART KNIGHT – Award Winning Speaker and Acclaimed Author

12:30 pm – 2 pm

Anyone can talk business. When was the last time you talked life? How do you feel when the guy behind the counter remembers your name? Why do people work hard for some managers and not others? Do your clients look forward to seeing you? What do you know about your customers that your competition doesn’t? Do you see them? They’re everywhere. That’s right, they are called people and if you don’t really know them, you’re just another company trying to survive.

Stuart Knight is an award winning entrepreneur, a critically acclaimed author of two books, an expert panelist on numerous television shows, the host of a hit radio show, has a sought after podcast and has over twelve thousand people from around the world tuning in each week to watch his thought provoking videos online. As a disrupter, thought leader and maverick, Stuart Knight has inspired over one million people to reach greater success, find deeper joy and to ultimately boycott what they thought. For a quick sample click here.

Session five – Responding to a Crisis

Workshop with Industry Experts

2:30 pm – 4 pm

Organizations should have a plan in place to deal with emergency scenarios before they actually occur along with the implementation of a risk management process.

This session will address the circumstances involving a Motor Vehicle Incident and review the crisis management procedures and practices that your organization should have in place. Working groups will review and summarize a crisis incident along with the steps that should take place to effectively address all aspects of the related risk management activities that are needed. Our special guest speaker will then outline step by step details of a corporate reaction to a crisis circumstance.

To register for this exciting event, download the registration package. Don’t forget the early bird deadline is August 31st.

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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.

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Fleet Safety Council member fleets named in Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Truckload Carriers Association together with CarriersEdge announced the 2016 Best Fleets To Drive For today.

According to the companies, the 8th annual Best Fleets To Drive For  program recognizes 20 for-hire trucking companies across North America for their outstanding workplace experience and professional drivers. One quarter of the Best Fleets to Drive this year for were Canadian carriers.

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