Being Ready for Crossing the Border

The National Safety Code mostly pertains to Canadian regulations, but a lot of our regulations come from the USA’s Code of Federal Regulations. Many Canadian carriers have to cross the line frequently and are expected to be operating legally on both sides of the border. This means maintaining NSC hours on the Canadian side and … Read More

Auditing Trip Inspection Reports

Trip inspection written reports have to be completed on vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 14,600kgs or more and buses with ten or more passengers. All drivers and vehicles that are National Safety Code-registered must conduct pre-trip inspections of the vehicles daily. The vehicles that are under 14,600kgs or buses with fewer than ten … Read More

3 charts that show causes of avoided collisions in the waste industry

Cody Boteler@codyboteler  Nov. 27, 2017 While injury rates for collection workers were down in the latest annual data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job is still a dangerous one. Incidents on the road are still too common — but having more data on what caused them can help drivers and supervisors figure … Read More

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

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