Author Archives: SafetyDriven

QMM brings NAOSH Week home

“Safety is top of mind at every turn,” is the byword of Quality Move Management (QMM). This national company, Allied Van Lines’ largest agent in Canada and one of the country’s top moving and storage companies, showed their commitment to a strong safety culture last week by hosting a North America Occupational Safety and Health … Read More

Safety Talks are a Tremendous Opportunity to Drive Home the Safety Message

Safety Talks (sometime referred to as Toolbox Talks or Tailgate Meetings) are brief, informal safety meetings which focus on safety topics related to a specific job that can highlight hazards and remind workers of the importance of working safely. Typically about 5 – 10 minutes long, Safety Talks can focus on issues such as workplace … Read More

Press Release: Showing Commitment to Safety in BC’s Trucking Industry

SHOWING COMMITMENT TO SAFETY IN BC’s TRUCKING INDUSTRY Langley, BC / May 15, 2018 – SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC (TSCBC) is honouring seven companies for their commitment to keeping their workers and workplaces safe from injury, illness, and disease. Six companies earned their Certificate of Recognition (COR), a designation awarded to employers … Read More

Are You Ready For Summer?

While we will all be glad when the spring flood season is over, and the damage it has left behind has been repaired, let’s not forget that summer has its own challenges for professional drivers. First of all; it’s worth remembering that, while we are all accustomed to the dangers inherent in winter driving, there … Read More

Annual BBQ Marks NAOSH Week

On May 9, SafetyDriven-Trucking Safety Council of BC once again joined forces with Bison Transport to celebrate North America Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week (May 6-12, 2018) with an event focused on fun and safety. Hosted at Bison’s Langley, BC, terminal, the day featured a barbeque meal alongside safety awareness stations designed to challenge … Read More

National Safety Code – Record Keeping

Back in September Randy Wasstrom posted a blog on “Driver Records”. This month he continues the conversation with ‘Record Keeping’. National Safety Code – Record Keeping Record keeping has three major elements: 1 Collecting all the required records 2 Maintaining the records by conducting regular audits of files 3 And purging the files regularly to … Read More

Are You Prepared for Flooding and Dangerous Road Conditions?

This year’s spring freshet (flood season) is proving to be quite a challenge, not only for local authorities and emergency officials, but for long-haul truckers and other professional drivers who must navigate BC’s road system. On Friday, April 27, 2018 Emergency Info BC had the following warning about spring flooding this year: “The Provincial Emergency … Read More

What to Eat at a Truck Stop

Source: When broken down, there’s two sides to getting healthy: knowing what to do, and actually following through with it. I work with drivers all the time who tell me they’re ready to get healthy, they just don’t know what they should actually be eating, especially when on the road with limited time and … Read More