Webinar: The Importance of Fighting Tickets

Joel from Paradigm Ticket Defense talking about the importance of fighting tickets during the webinar

As the insurance market continues to harden for the transportation industry, it has never been more important to do everything in your power to maintain a safe record. This means taking proactive steps to create things like a Culture of Safety within your trucking organization. It is also important to develop reactive strategies for situations like fighting tickets.  

Joel Lacoursiere is a paralegal and owner of Paradigm Ticket Defense. Joel joined us to discuss the importance of fighting tickets in the transportation industry. At a high level Joel and Linda Colgan, Senior Transportation Account Executive with Bryson Insurance, cover three main areas:

  • Demerit Points: What are they? How do you collect them? And how do you minimize their impact on your driving record?
  • CVOR Score: How do tickets and demerit points relate to a company’s CVOR score?
  • What do when an officer pulls you over: including what items to record, pictures to capture, what to say and to whom and how to behave with the officer.

Do you have questions and need insight from a licensed paralegal specializing in fighting tickets for the transportation industry?

Joel is offering a complimentary consultation. You can email Joel here -> info@paradigmticketdefence.ca or call his office at (416) 909-0620.

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Our next webinar is quickly approaching and it covers an extremely important topic – Cyber Risk. Kyle Gray, from Ridge Canada, is joining us to discuss cyber liability coverage, protection strategies and what to expect with the Federal Government making it mandatory for businesses who suffer a cyber breach to notify the government and anyone who may have had data stolen.

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Tammy ‘fell in’ to insurance from the aviation sector. Since 1997, Tammy has navigated her way through the trucking industry as a Broker.  Staying true to course and guided by her passion, she has held a variety of positions ranging from Account Executive to General Manager. Today, Tammy is the Director of Transportation at Bryson Insurance.

Webinar: Why Your CVOR Score Matters!

The Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) system is administered by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and is designed to monitor insurer carrier safety. The score is very important for a number of reasons which we uncover below.

Chris Harris, of Safety Dawg, joined Linda Colgan, Bryson Transportation Insurance Senior Account Executive, to discuss why the CVOR matters for companies that operate commercial vehicles.

The webinar covered various CVOR related topics including:

  • Understanding how the MTO interprets violation rates and the actions they take depending on your company’s rate;
  • How your CVOR can reveal opportunities for training;
  • What insurance carriers focus on when looking at your Level II CVOR.

If you enjoy this education, make sure to take a moment to register for our next two complimentary webinars:

Before jumping into the webinar, you can  download the “Your CVOR Score Matters” PowerPoint slide deck here to follow along.

Have a Question about your CVOR score? Click here to connect with our team of Bryson Transportation Insurance professionals today

Webinar notes:

  • Answering a question on fighting tickets in the United States, Chris and Linda talked about the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA). TIDA is a non-profit association with members devoted to sharing knowledge and resources for defense of the trucking industry. Their commitment is to help the industry by reducing the cost of claims and lawsuits.
  • Answering a question on training drivers, Chris and Linda shared three online training resources for ongoing training support. These were Carriers Edge, Infinit-I Workforce, and Chris Harris’ Safety Dawg.
  • Linda and Chris also shared about the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Safety Manual. The use of this guide should increase knowledge of the provincial safety requirements resulting in a more efficient and safe operation of truck and bus operators. You can download the manual in its entirety here.
  • Finally, Linda and Chris talked about the “Schedule 1” Inspection Overview which you can download here.

Tammy ‘fell in’ to insurance from the aviation sector. Since 1997, Tammy has navigated her way through the trucking industry as a Broker.  Staying true to course and guided by her passion, she has held a variety of positions ranging from Account Executive to General Manager. Today, Tammy is the Director of Transportation at Bryson Insurance.

Webinar: Impacts of Legalized Marijuana in the Trucking Industry and Workplace

The Federal Government of Canada plans to legalize recreational cannabis at some point during 2018.

The legalization of recreational cannabis has the potential to greatly impact companies in the transportation industry. The leading concern noted by workplaces is for employees who operate motor vehicles. The top five concerns are:

  1. Employees operating motor vehicles
  2. Disciplinary procedures
  3. Decreased work performance
  4. Employees using heavy machinery
  5. Attendance issues

As well, a study by Deloitte shows that currently 22% of Canadian adults consume recreational marijuana. Once cannabis becomes legal another 17% of Canadians say they would consider consuming as well. That jumps the number of Canadians who will be consuming recreational cannabis to around 40%. This will include many employees and drivers.

How will the legalization of cannabis impact the workplace and the transportation industry?

To to answer this question we invited Carole McAfee Wallace, a lawyer with Fernandes Hearn LLP, to discuss the impacts of marijuana in the workplace from a legal perspective. In this webinar we provide an overview of the current regulatory regime for both medical and recreational marijuana, impact of marijuana on individual performance, and review what employers can and should do going forward.

We provide a special focus for operating motor vehicles and discuss the negative consequences Canadian drivers would face being caught impaired while operating south of the boarder in the United States.

Tammy ‘fell in’ to insurance from the aviation sector. Since 1997, Tammy has navigated her way through the trucking industry as a Broker.  Staying true to course and guided by her passion, she has held a variety of positions ranging from Account Executive to General Manager. Today, Tammy is the Director of Transportation at Bryson Insurance.