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


Thanks to our conference sponsors!

Each year our Fleet Safety Educational Conference gets bigger and better. That wouldn’t be possible without the great support we get from our sponsors! We’d like to thank each and every one of them for their support. Make sure to visit the various booths and displays at the conference to learn more about these organizations.

All Sponsors

Along with these sponsors, we receive support that allows us to host social events for the purposes of networking and socializing. Thanks to ABS Safecom and TruckRight for helping us host our bowling activity and cocktail event. For details on these events and the conference, read our conference brochure.

 


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.
Eventbrite - 2019 Annual Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference and Tradeshow

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