Alert: Tire Explosion – Pyrolysis

Large rubber tires for trucks and heavy equipment have the potential to explode with devastating force as result of a decomposition process, which can occur when the tire overheats or is exposed to a heat source. Workers and others may sustain critical or fatal injuries as a result.

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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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IHSA Safety Talk – Slip and Fall Hazard for Truck Drivers

Slip and fall hazards continue to create critical injuries to Ontario’s truck drivers. Slippery surfaces in loading areas, icy weather conditions, and drivers jumping down from the cab are just a few of the slip and fall hazards they face.

Read IHSA’s safety talk on Slip and fall hazards for truck drivers.

Toronto FSC Chapter supports OTA Stakeholder Strategic Review Committee re MELT

At the January 21st, 2016 meeting of the Fleet Safety Council Toronto Chapter, the members carried a motion to support the Ontario Trucking Association and the Stakeholder Strategic Review Committee that it is important, for the mandatory entry level training standard (MELT) to achieve its desired goal, that:

  • The MTCU standard is consistent with and reflective of the National Occupational Standard for truck drivers;
  • The learning outcomes and performance objectives are competency-based, measurable and observable.
  • It be recognized that the point of graduation or “end point” of the MELT process is the when the competency level achieved is sufficient for the candidate driver to pass the MTO written and practical commercial driver’s license test.

The Toronto FSC Chapter shares the joint concern that the MTCU draft standard as currently written, does not meet the above criteria and requires a significant amount of work and revision before it would form a basis for the desired improvement in the quality of truck driver training sought by the introduction of mandatory entry level training.

Logikor driver named FSC Central Region Chapter Driver of the Year

Darcy Kells, a company driver with Logikor, was named the Fleet Safety Council’s Central Region Chapter Driver of the Year recently. Click here to read the full story

Mike Wright named Toronto FSC Chapter Driver Trainer of the Year

Mike Wright Toronto FSC Driver Trainer of the Year 2015

FSC Website is in process of being updated

Attention Fleet Safety Council Members – we are in the process of updating the website to make it easier and more useful for everyone.  We have updated the minutes for all chapters which can now be found by clicking on the minutes tab above and logging in.

Keep checking back to see what is new!!

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