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Building a Culture of Sustainability, Safety, and Performance 

The transportation industry is critical to the functioning of our society. Whether your fleet is a traditional long-haul, growing intermodal, or last-mile, fleets prioritizing risk management and mitigation strategies will generate more consistent profits and growth. The demand for shipping has continued to drive the industry forward over the past few years, but, as always, new challenges emerge, and others remain.

Inflation, increased fuel costs, ‘go green’ requirements, driver shortages, technological advancements, crushing cyber incidents, global supply chain challenges, and more continue to be a headwind to the industry.

However, smart fleets continue to adapt and invest in core risk management competencies.

Join us for an executive half-day conference to discuss current trends and challenges, network with industry leaders, and gain insights to enhance profitability while reducing risk.

Risk preparedness is a must. Join us for the Ontario Fleet Conference 2022. Register now.

Presentation Topics

Rising rates are increasing the probability of AR default, weakening balance sheets, and making the cost of borrowing more expensive. 

Intelligent cash flow management is critical to a healthy fleet. Funds fuel growth, investment in safety, and enhance compensation to retain quality drivers and support staff. As everything becomes more expensive, it is important to have your finger on the pulse of your finances and your primary clients’ financial viability. Account receivables defaults are on the rise, which jeopardizes your financial forecasts.

Learn how to: 

  • Audit your account receivables (pick better clients or stricter payment terms);
  • Reduce the cost of borrowing;
  • Ensure your open financial operating viability.

The CVOR monitoring program has evolved; how does it impact your fleet? – Bud Kneller, Frontline

Certain activities commonly trigger Ministry of Transportation interventions. Learn what these actions are and changes you can make in your behaviour to lower the probability of ministry intervention. For those Fleet operators who find themselves with a conditional rating, it is also essential to gain insight into the Alternative Safety Rating Assessment (ASRA) focuses on low-risk voluntary audits. This assessment involves a digital review of submissions from
a carrier and a carrier’s performance data. If the carrier passes the evaluation, the carrier’s safety rating upgrades from Conditional to Satisfactory
– Unaudited.

The MTO shares the status updates on emerging opportunities and threats in the long-haul industry – Joe Lynch, MTO.

Get your questions answered directly by Joe Lynch from the MTO.

Questions include:

  • What emerging opportunities are realistic, and which are overhyped?
  • Are autonomous long-haul vehicles a realistic reality or still overhyped? How far off are electric trucking and the required infrastructure?
  • Is platooning a realistic opportunity within the province?

Behind the scenes of a cyber attack with breach first responders and ransom negotiators – Arete

What do Manitoulin, TFI International’s Canpar Express, Fuel Transport, Indian River Express,  Axxess International, and Beler Holdings have in common? They are all Canadian transportation industry companies featured in the news in 2021 for being the victims of sophisticated ransomware attacks.

While the larger carriers are hitting the headlines, countless smaller fleets are easy targets for cybercriminals. A common thought is ‘our backups will save us, and we will just go back to manual processing while down,’ but the embarrassing reputational damage and long-term drain on your staffing resources are often much more expensive.

  • Demonstrate a ‘live’ ransomware negotiation;
  • Share data-driven statistics on the total cost of a cyber incident (it is a lot more than just operating downtown);
  • And share the most common vulnerabilities exposed by cybercriminals.

Panel Discussion

We are bringing our presenting professionals together to answer your questions.


Alex Bugeya – Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions

Alex brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from his over 13 years with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) including:

  • Head of Enforcement Training and Development
  • Senior Facility Audit Administrator
  • MTO Auditor
  • Transportation Enforcement Officer

During his time with the MTO, Alex was certified as a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspector, having performed thousands of Level I to V inspections on trucks and buses. Alex was also one of the first Level VI certified inspectors in Canada, authorizing him to perform inspections on select radiological shipments.

Joe Lynch, P.Eng – Team Leader, Vehicle Weights & Dimensions, Ministry of Transportation

Before his current role as Team Leader, Vehicle Weights & Dimensions at the Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Lynch worked for 8 years in engineering consulting, investigating and reconstructing automobile accidents, mostly involving heavy trucks, and spent 8 years with the MTO. He has also held various other positions including in sales and engineering in the automotive field. He is a professionally licenced engineer and is a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.

Bud Kneller – Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions

Bud’s experience and knowledge come from his over 18 years with the MTO while holding the following positions:

  • Assistant to Head of Enforcement Training and Development
  • Transportation Enforcement Officer

Bud was certified as a CVSA inspector in 1998 and since has conducted thousands of Level I to V inspections on trucks and buses. In addition, Bud has experience with the MTO Facility Audit Program.

In 2014, Bud was the winner of the Ontario National Safety Code Challenge and represented Ontario in Pittsburgh at the North American Inspectors Championship.

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