Conference provides a wealth of information

While this year’s conference has been wrapped up, the information on this year’s presentations is vital and interesting. This year’s topics addressed 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.

Awards

This year’s conference kicked off with the social event Thursday October 3 where several awards were presented. New this year was the addition of IHSA’s transportation-related awards, which were handed out at the event.

The IHSA Ken Hellawell Transportation Award was presented to the family of Nick Nicholson, who received the award posthumously. Nick may be remembered as a vibrant member of the Hamilton-Niagara Fleet Safety Council Chapter and one of the founding members of the organization that has become the Fleet Safety Council.

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Along with this special award, several transportation firms received honours for their efforts in improving health and safety. The IHSA Transportation Achievement Awards are based on the firm’s experience data for the three years immediately preceding the year of the award. They are given to member firms which have operated with a lost-time injury (LTI) frequency below the overall rate group LTI frequency average each year for three consecutive for each category.

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Chapter award

The Toronto chapter of the Fleet Safety Council awarded its annual Safety Professional of the Year award to Mike Trace. Mike has been that chapters administrator and has recently retired from IHSA.

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Conference

The conference was an information-packed day as always, with a variety of speakers. We’ve included links to the various presentations below.

Presentations

Conference sells out with record numbers

The planning committee for the Fleet Safety Educational Conference is proud to announce this year’s conference is officially sold out! 

We hope you grabbed your chance to register already. If not we hope to see you next year! This year’s conference was moved to a new location in Brampton having outgrown its past location in Mississauga. If you are not able to attend follow the hashtag #fleetsafetyconf2019 the day of the conference to get updates throughout the event.

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

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

2018 FSC Conference SELLS OUT AGAIN!

Exciting line up for the 2018 conference

Agenda

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.

Registration now open for 2018 conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference. 

The Fleet Safety Council is proud to unveil the exciting lineup scheduled for this year’s 27th 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, ON L4W 0A1 Canada

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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.

Download the Fleet Council Education Conference Registration Package

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