Exciting line up for this year’s conference

This year’s Fleet Safety Educational Conference is sure to appeal to anyone interested in fleet and transportation safety. 

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 Jazwary – 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.

Another sell-out crowd packs 26th Annual Fleet Safety Council Annual Educational Conference

The 2017 Fleet Safety Council Annual Educational Conference once again proved to be a major success as nearly 200 delegates packed the Conference Centre at CHSI in Mississauga for an opportunity to listen to a first-rate lineup of industry speakers.

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It was a packed house at this year’s conference.

The 2017 Annual Conference got off to an early start October 19th as out-of-town delegates began arriving. An afternoon fun-filled bowling event was held at Planet Bowl (sponsored by Ontario Trucking News) which was followed by an evening reception at the Residence Inn Mississauga-Airport Corporate Centre West (hosted by Dalton Timmis Insurance) where a festive group of early arrival delegates convened for some appetizers and refreshments.

Hosted by Today’s Trucking editor, John G. Smith who provided delightful insights into the conference speakers, the 2017 featured the current and hottest transportation sector topics.

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John G. Smith led the day as the Master of Ceremonies

Nearly 60 sponsors took advantage of some outstanding promotional opportunities and participated in the 2017 event. Industry exhibitors with offerings from a wide variety of products and services showed off their wares in the exhibit areas.

This year’s topics address critical areas of health and safety that stretch beyond traditional issues and key matters that are at the centre of many safety-related discussions across Ontario.

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association’s (IHSA) President and CEO, Enzo Garritano kicked off the 2017 event with a warm welcome to the delegates and health and safety message from IHSA.

Promoting Diversity & Understanding—Generational Influence in the Trucking Industry

Jane Jazwary (CEO CarriersEdge) started this two-part opening session off with a presentation on women in trucking and how to best take advantage of this huge untapped resource. Carriers Edge – Promoting Diversity and Understanding Generational Differences.

The session concluded with Isabel Hétu (Trucking HR Canada) who provided insight into dealing with and attracting millennials, who by 2020, will represent 40% of the Canadian workplace, generally considered to be technologically savvy, community-minded, environmentally aware, and resourceful multitaskers. THRC – Diversity and Generations in the Workplace.

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Isabelle Hétu is Director, Programs and Services at Trucking HR Canada.

 

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Bruce Outridge provided some simple, effective methods for presentations.

Easy as 123: Creating Memorable Presentation Content

Bruce Outridge delivered a lively, tip-filled workshop outlining to delegates the key principles on how to create and deliver impactful presentations that get your message across. This interactive session included a workbook enabling the audience to be involved hands-on. 3 Steps to Creating Content Presentation.

Medical Marijuana—How Will You Roll?

The after lunch presentation addressed one of the more current day pressing topics of medical marijuana. This session featured Barb Butler (Barb Butler & Associates) and Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler (Chief Medical Review Officer for DriverCheck).

Barb Butler addressed the current status of medical marijuana and legalization, the challenges for employers and how to manage the situation through policies and programs and more.

Dr. Snider-Adler delivered additional information on the topic with a medical perspective. Cannabis Craze Fleet Safety October 2017

Not Legalese but Legal T’s—Trump, Trudeau, Trials, and Tribulations

The final session of the 2017 annual conference involved a panel discussion of industry legal experts from the US and Canada.

John G. Smith moderated a panel of transportation legal experts which included Jodi Burness (Burness Paralegal), Brian Del Gatto (Wilson Elser LLP) and John (Jack) Weston (Secrest Wardle) who engaged the audience and provided perspectives on the implications of issues relating to U.S. and Canadian government policy initiatives.

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Our legal experts discussed various legal issues in the US and Canada.

View John Weston’s presentation – Fleet Safety Annual Educational Conference Presentation

View Jodi Burness’ presentation – Top 10 reasons to seek legal representation

The conference planning committee is already gearing up to provide another information-packed event in 2018.

Hamilton / Niagara Chapter

Contact: Brad Bird: 905-625-0100 / 1-800-263-5024 ext 8427

Location: Christian Labour Association of Canada Building, South Service Road, Grimsby, Ontario (corner of Christie Street and South Service Road)

Date: Last Thursday of each month

Time: 9:00am

Membership: $50

Website: www.hamiltonniagarafleetsafetycouncil.com

Sudbury Chapter

Contact: Mike Trace: 905-625-0100 / 1-800-263-5024 ext 8495 E-mail” mtrace@ihsa.ca

Location: Howard Johnson, 50 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario

Date: Quarterly

Time: 9:00am

Southern Ontario Chapter (Windsor)

Contact: Ken Poisson: 905-625-0100 / 1-800-263-5024 ext 8465

E-Mail: kpoisson@ihsa.ca

Location: Knights of Columbus, 20 Dupuis Street, Tilbury, Ontario

Date: Second Wednesday of each month

Time: 9:30am

Membership: $50

Central Eastern Ontario Chapter (Peterborough)

Contact: Rick Tilley: 905-625-0100 / 1-800-263-5024 ext.8506

E-Mail: rtilley@ihsa.ca

Location: Trent Metals, 573 Neal Drive, Peterborough, Ontario

Date: Third Tuesday of each month

Time: 9:00am

Membership: $40

Southwestern Chapter – London Ontario

Contact: Melanie Whittier: 905-625-0100 / 1-800-263-5024 ext 8476

E-Mail: mwhittier@ihsa.ca

Location: Ontario Truck Driving School, 427 Exeter Road, London, Ontario

Date: Third Tuesday

Time: 9:30am

Membership: $50

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