WorkSafeBC says Employers Need Avalanche Protection Plan for Backcountry Workers

Source: RICHMOND, B.C. – Employers in British Columbia have been warned they need to develop plans to keep their workers safe from avalanches. WorkSafeBC, the provincial occupational health and safety authority, tells employers in a news release that workers in the backcountry, including self-employed workers, face a potential risk of serious injury in what … Read More

Slowing Down During Severe Weather

This winter the weather has been crazy to say the least. Conditions change on a dime and your driving needs to as well. Professional drivers tend to be aware of the need to take extra care during difficult driving conditions, but it is worth refreshing our knowledge about the special care which must be taken … Read More

Knowledge, Commitment All That’s Needed To Be A Healthy Trucker

Source: MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — It takes just two things to live a healthy life as a professional driver: knowledge and commitment. That was the message from an inspiring panel discussion on driver health and wellness, held at this week’s Driving for Profit seminar. Andrea Morley, a nutritionist with NAL Insurance’s Healthy Trucker program, said … Read More

Why we need Women with Drive

by Isabelle Hétu ( The topic of women in the workforce has been, and continues to be, a trending topic. Our representation in trucking shadows our male counterparts: federal labor statistics show that women comprise just 27% of the transportation workforce. Of this 27%, 18% are senior managers and 15% are supervisors. Overall, women represent … Read More

Four Steps for Reducing Workplace Noise

by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Noise affects virtually every workplace, no matter the size or sector. And without proper controls, exposure to noise can lead to many issues. The most obvious impact is noise-induced hearing loss, but stress, hypertension, poor sleep, poor mental health and physical injury due to communication challenges can all be … Read More

See And Be Seen On The Road

by Caroline Archer Most cars these days have daytime running lights that come on automatically when you start up the car. But are you aware these do not turn on the tail lights as well? When driving in nice conditions this does not pose a problem, but when driving in winter conditions or in fog, … Read More

One Fleet’s ELD Journey

January 2018, – Feature by Deborah Lockridge, Editor-in-Chief No dispatcher wants to admit they didn’t know where their drivers were and how many hours they have left, says Paul Hamilton, director of transportation for California Freight (Cal Freight for short). “But we know the truth – with that many drivers it’s impossible to know … Read More

Natural Disasters – Do You Know What to Do?

TranBC Emergency Info BC is British Columbia’s Official Channel for Emergency Alerts and will connect communities to information about current incidents. Avalanche If an avalanche blocks the highway, try to turn around and drive to a safe area. If you can’t, remain in your vehicle with your seat belt on, call 911, and await assistance. Learn more … Read More

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