So, you think you can drive distracted?

Lionel Johnston, Corporate Marketing Manager, Bison Transport Whether you are a professional truck driver or just part of the general motoring public, distracted driving is probably something we’ve all done, likely even without thinking about it. Some common examples of distracted driving are when you’re heading down the highway and your phone buzzes: it’s your … Read More

Accommodating the Use of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Trucking HR Canada – Avoiding discrimination on the basis of disability As the use of medical marijuana becomes more prevalent, employers are encouraged to place a high priority on ensuring they meet their legal obligations towards employees requiring the use of medical marijuana, and, in particular, their duties towards such employees. Accommodating medical marijuana … Read More

Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations A new study from the University of Iowa concludes that drivers engaged in a conversation — either over the phone or with a passenger — are slower to recognize and respond to a new object in their field of view. A conversation creates an “attention disengagement” lag, researchers found, which affects the driver’s ability … Read More

Drivers Doing the Right Thing

Drivers can be weighed down by the tasks of today, including recording the Hours of Service and conducting proper pre- and post-trip inspections of the truck. Sometimes it is easy to cheat on hours, but this will also come to an end when Electronic Logging Devices become mandatory. The date of compliance for this is … Read More

What’s Next?

After another successful Speaker Series under our belt, we can’t help but be inspired by what was shared. Here are some more motivating ideas for getting your health in shape, one small step at a time: Jamie’s Story: Hear how one man started small by cutting out pop and juice. Is it possible that there … Read More

Driver Training NSC

The National Safety Code can sometimes be so challenging for fleet organizers — like compliance officers and record keepers– that we forget that drivers have a lot of processes and rules to understand. How old is your average driver? If a professional driver has been driving since before 1990, he began without the existence of … Read More

Turns Out, A Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving Aarian Marshall: 04.17.17 EVERYONE KNOWS DISTRACTED driving is dangerous. Everyone knows it’s happening, and that it’s responsible for deaths on American roads. But when it comes to specifics, the knowledge runs dry. Exactly how many people are looking at their phones or whatever else instead of the road? How many of those distractions lead … Read More

Racking Regulations Update CMHDS

RACKING REGULATIONS UPDATE WorkSafeBC announced this week that the new Racking Regulations will be coming into effect on January 1, 2018. To view the regulations and supporting material please click the link below. In order to support the implementation of these regulations the CMHDS will be hosting a meeting this fall where WorkSafeBC staff will … Read More

Safety Tip: Driving Near Farm Equipment

April 24, 2017 Automotive Fleet Magazine Temperatures are warming and America’s farmers are returning to the fields to plant crops. That means fleet drivers are more likely to encounter slow-moving farm equipment on roads, particularly in rural areas. “Drivers need to keep their guard up throughout the planting, growing and harvesting seasons by reducing speed … Read More

The Importance of Orientation

Starting a new job can be challenging and intimidating. Whether a new hire has experience in the industry or at your company, or is new to trucking, their experience during orientation can go on to shape the rest of their career. An orientation is your first chance to talk to new hires. Any rules and … Read More

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