Annual Conference

Date announced for 2018 conference

The 2018 Fleet Safety Educational Conference dates have been announced. 

The 27th annual Fleet Safety Educational Conference will take place in Mississauga on October 19, 2018. Check the Fleet Safety Council website for regular updates throughout 2018 including conference details, registration forms and more.

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26th Annual Fleet Safety Educational Conference

The Fleet Safety Council is proud to unveil the exciting lineup scheduled for this year’s 26th Annual Educational Conference.

The conference will be held on Friday October 20, 2017 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.

Don’t delay and register today! Please click here for all of the details.

Click here for a copy of the registration form.

Chapter Information

Central Chapter addresses “Code Red” scenarios at their February meeting.

Fleet Safety Council examines six potential catastrophes

It was a busy day for members of the Central Ontario chapter of the Fleet Safety Council Feb. 14. They collectively dealt with a violent employee, the death of a senior executive, a serious crash involving an impaired truck driver, the breakout of a contagious illness, the complete destruction of a trucking company by tornado and a missing driver and load. All that before lunch. Click here for the full story!

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FSC Central Chapter Award Winners

Central Chapter Safety Person of the Year – Mike Kroetsch
At the year end joint meeting of the Central and London FSC Chapters held at the Grand Valley Golf and Country Club special presentations were made to the Central Chapter’s Transportation Safety Professional of the Year’ Mike Kroetsch of Transportation Safety and Compliance Solutions. Mike has been involved in the FSC since the Central chapter began more than 20 years ago and has a long history with managing safety and compliance in Transportation. Congratulations Mike on a well-deserved award!


Central Chapter Driver of the Year – George Jamieson
The Driver of the Year for the Central Chapter, George Jamieson was also given a special presentation during this meeting. George not only has more than 30 years of collision free driving, he is a great guy to work with and volunteers his time with numerous charities and volunteer programs.

Congratulations George, drivers like you emphasize the pride in Trucking!


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FSC Conference Speaker addresses “The important role mental health plays in trucking”

Mental health is a topic some people are not comfortable discussing. However studies show that 1 in 5 Canadians are suffering from mental illness each and every day, and most are doing so in silence.

At the Fleet Safety Council’s 25th annual educational conference in Mississauga, Ont. Nitika Rewari of the Mental Health Commission of Canada enlightened fleet executives on mental health and the role employers play when it comes to mental illness.

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2016 Fleet Safety Council – 25th Annual Educational Conference Another Outstanding Success

enzoThe change from weekend to one-day format for the Fleet Safety Council’s Annual Educational Conference appears to have really hit a bulls-eye with another sellout event at in 2016.  Nearly 200 delegates jammed the Conference Centre at CHSI and enjoyed a worthwhile day of information from several outstanding speakers who addressed the Council’s 25th Annual Educational Conference who covered a wide variety of topics as follows:


(Session I) The Changing Landscape of Motor Vehicle Incident Protocols

The first component of the conference consisted of a three part session that addressed the technological aspects that can assist with accident prevention from Hernan Median of Lytx, followed by an enlightening address on Handling the new world of 24/7 multimedia. The session was capped off with a look at the impact a fatality with a real life story behind the numbers and reveals the devastating impact of workplace tragedies on families, co-workers, managers and the community.



Hernan Medina (Director of Enterprise Sales Lytx/Drive Cam) dsc_0595

Hernan Medina provide our audience with some great insight around Driver behavior modification with Video Safety Technology. Click here for a look at his presentation

Dr. Terry Flynn – McMaster University

dsc_0597Dr. Flynn delivered an insightful and informative presentation on the new world of 24/7 media, the impact it is having on individuals and organizations. Click here for a look at this presentation.


Threads for Life Lorna Catrambone)

Lorna Catrambone provided a different perspective with a look at the impact a fatality.  With some insight on a real life story behind the numbers, Lorna revealed the devastating impact a workplace tragedy can have on families, co-workers, managers and the community.dsc_0602

Threads of Life is a national registered Canadian charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. Their network of family members and corporate partners believe traumatic workplace injuries, occupational diseases and deaths are preventable. Click here for a look at this presentation.

(Session II) What can your workplace do to prevent and help those with mental health issues?

Nitika Rewari (Mental Health Commission of Canada)dsc_0625

Nitika Rewari discussed the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (Standard).   This is currently a voluntary program across the country and Canada is one of the first countries to implement something of this nature.  Nitika walked our delegates through the standard and its benefits. Click here for a look at this presentation.

 (Session III)  Relieving Stress with Humour (Judy Croon)dsc_0669

The keynote presenter at the 2016 Annual Conference was Judy Croon.  Judy is a comedian, motivational speaker, radio host, Second City stand up coach and author. She has worked with many celebrities including; Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Robert Klein and Joan Rivers. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network.

Judy Croon was a fantastic, effective and entertaining addition to our annual educational conference. Her delivery was funny, engaging and educational for all of our conference delegates.


(Wheel-Separations and Keeping Your Wheels On)

As promised this session provided a valuable insight into wheel separation events, addressed common myths about wheel installation and looked at the root causes of wheel-offs. Our two subject matter experts in this area provided some valuable information on the root causes and preventative measures that can be taken eliminate these types of events.

ii) Sgt. Scott Parker – Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Divisiondsc_0695

Sgt. Parker is a designated commercial motor vehicle inspector and a dangerous goods inspector and has investigated numerous Wheel Separation events. Sgt. Parker provided some detailed insight into Wheel-off incidents along with some interesting statistical data, causation details, legislation and prevention measures. Click here for a look at Sgt. Parker’s presentation.

ii) Dave McDonald – Dave McDonald Bridgestone Commercial Solutions; CVWS Instructor.


Dave McDonald has been an active Certified CVWS instructor for the past 12 years and is very active in Fleet and Dealer training from a sales and maintenance perspective and has conducted numerous Pre-trip, Alignment and wheel related Workshops. At this session Dave reviewed Ontario regulations covering CVWS – who can/can’t; Root causes of wheels offs; Common myths surrounding wheel installation; Top five common mistakes in the shop and the field; What to watch for by the shop/service providers; and finished off with a look at available training. Click here for a look at Dave McDonald’s presentation.

Information Resources

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.

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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.