Operating within the 160km

For many years, drivers and some carriers were under the illusion that Hours of Service records were not important if a log book was not required.  Nothing is further from the truth. The same hours have to be kept and complied with either by the driver or by the carrier. However, if drivers are operating … Read More

Preliminary 2018 WorkSafeBC Rates for Trucking & Motor Coaches

BC Trucking Association 2017-10-02 WorkSafeBC announced on September 29, 2017, that the preliminary average base rate for 2018 will be 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll, with General Trucking looking at a significant decrease for next year, from 6.22 percent to 4.98 percent. The Workers Compensation Act requires WorkSafeBC to set premium rates annually for … Read More

Drive Distracted Much?

By now most of us know that drinking a coffee or eating while driving can result in a big fine and six demerit points. Is the RCMP going a bit overboard with this?  Absolutely not!  Let’s discuss this. According to the RCMP website: Eating and drinking; playing loud music; personal grooming and not securing objects … Read More

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

August 9, 2017 – The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through certain characteristics – a key step in developing ways for trucking companies to be able to hire younger drivers in the face of a driver shortage. The research … Read More

The 4 Stages of Investigating an Incident (and Why You Should Care)

As an employer you are responsible for investigating certain incidents or near-misses that take place in the workplace and submitting an investigation report to WorkSafeBC.  These investigations help employers like you and WorkSafeBC determine why an incident happened and what can be done to prevent similar situations in the future. Before we delve into the … Read More

Taking Tires for a Test Drive

Tire testing takes planning, dedication, patience, and much more time than you’d expect. July 2017, – Department by Jim Park, Equipment Editor If you want to test drive some new tires before you buy — and who wouldn’t — be prepared to invest significant time and energy in the project. You need patience to … Read More

Tools for Employing Newcomers

Free guides and online resources respond to resettlement of Syrian refugees, and apply to anyone who employs newcomers. Trucking HR Canada December 16, 2015 Trucking HR Canada has today unveiled a series of free resources for fleets looking to employ newcomers to Canada such as Syrian refugees. Your Guide to Human Resources: Module 4 offers information … Read More

CMV Driving Tips – Too Fast for Conditions

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) March 31, 2015 This is a condensed version of the FMCSA’s article.  To see the entire publication, including videos, references and training exercises, please view on the FMCSA’s website. Driving too fast for conditions is defined as traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for … Read More

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