The Fleet Safety Council Featured on IHSA’s Safety Podcast

Members of the Fleet Safety Council (FSC) are all aware of the value the organization brings to its membership and in an effort to help spread the word more, FSC Joint Executive Chairperson Donna Bisch and IHSA’s Charlie Charalambous were featured on a recent episode of IHSA’s Safety Podcast. For more than 60 years, the Fleet Safety Council has worked to improve health and safety within the transportation, transport, bus, and coach industries. Our eight Ontario chapters meet regularly to share best practices, hear from guest speakers, network and support workers. It plays a vital role in promoting safety in the transportation industry.

In Episode 47 of the IHSA Safety Podcast, Donna Bisch and Charlie Charalambous discuss the Fleet Safety Council’s important work and how you can make a positive impact by joining a local chapter while sharing some of their history with the FSC.

Members are being asked to help promote the value of the FSC by sharing this Safety Podcast with your professional colleagues and encourage them to join the Network in 2023. For more information on the FSC please email

IHSA Safety Podcast: The IHSA Safety Podcast is a free podcast that seeks to improve the lives of workers in Ontario—one thought-provoking discussion at a time. IHSA engages with professionals and industry influencers to help them implement and improve health and safety solutions for workers and the workplace. Each episode explores best practices, resources, and training to control and eliminate safety hazards in work environments involving high-risk activities in the industries that IHSA serves: construction, transportation, and electric utilities. You can listen to IHSA’s Safety Podcast through any of the following providers:

Ministry of Transportation ELD Information Pamphlets

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released information pamphlets which contain additional information on Ontario’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. The pamphlets include:

  • Application and exemption criteria
  • Details regarding operator and driver responsibilities
  • Exemption details
  • Links to web content
  • And more…

The pamphlet is intended as an informational resource to promote awareness of Ontario’s ELD mandate and related requirements which were communicated on November 11th, 2021. Although ELD requirements took effect for commercial truck carriers on June 12, 2022, Ontario implemented an education and awareness period for both the provincial and federal ELD mandates through to January 1, 2023 (without penalties). This approach has been taken to support industry in the successful transition to ELDs and align with the enforcement approach of federal ELD mandates as advised by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

Download a copy of the pamphlet in both English and French below.

FSC Chapters Announce Special December Meetings

Get your favorite holiday sweater ready! Now that most of the FSC Chapters have resumed in-person meetings many have decided to return to their annual December celebration meetings. Read more below about what several chapters have planned for December.

Each of the chapters below will be accepting donations for a local food bank at these meetings, more details are included in the individual chapter flyers which are downloadable below.

Remember that if you plan on attending these sessions, pre-registration is required.

FSC Southern Chapter December Lunch Meeting

Date: Wednesday December 14th, 2022

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (with lunch to follow)

Price: Free

Registration: Email to confirm your registration

Overview: The Southern Chapter is proud bring back their annual December Lunch Meeting with special guest speaker Jodi Burness to speak on Defending Provincial Offenses Post-COVID-19. Jodi Burness (Burness Paralegal Services) will provide a summary transportation industry guide for how to defend charges post-COVID. Jodi will be discussing COVID and Provincial Administration in Ontario Courts, Zoom Trials, Your CVOR, Certified Evidence, HTA Changes and More!!!!

FSC Toronto Chapter December Breakfast Meeting

Date: Thursday December 15th, 2022


  • Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:00 am
  • Meeting: 9:00 – 12:00 pm


  • Early Bird Registration: $35 (Register before December 1st)
  • Registration after December 1st: $40

Registration: Click here to register through Eventbrite

Overview: The Toronto Chapter is excited to announce that the guest speaker this year will be Geoff Wood, Senior Vice President – Policy at the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance. Join us as Geoff will be providing an update on the industry as well as the initiatives that the OTA and CTA are currently working on.

Joint Central and Southwestern Chapter Lunch Meeting

Date: Tuesday December 20th, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (with lunch to follow)

Price: $35

Registration: Click here to register (Registration provided by Links Consulting)

Overview: The Central Chapter is proud to host the annual Central/Southwestern December meeting this year. This special meeting includes 2 presentations:

  1. Defending Provincial Offenses Post-COVID-19: Join Jodi Burness (Burness Paralegal Services) as she provides a summary transportation industry guide for how to defend charges post-COVID. Jodi will be discussing COVID and Provincial Administration in Ontario Courts, Zoom Trials, Your CVOR, Certified Evidence, HTA Changes and More!!!!
  2. Moving to a Digital Driver’s Reference Manual: Join Peter Calvert (Compliant Trucking Inc.) will be sharing his insights on the benefits of moving to a digital driver’s reference manual.