Training & Events

Date/Time Event
Sep 26, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Large Employer Internal Auditor Course - Langley - Sep 2017
SafetyDriven Classroom, Langley BC

Deer In The Headlights

The geese are flying overhead and the leaves are turning. That can only mean one thing for trucking professionals – more wildlife on the road. The two times a year when wildlife collision risk is highest are: from May to June and from October to January. So get ready for one of the busiest times … Read More

Commentary: Off-Peak Deliveries Can Make a Difference

September 2017, – Editorial by John G. Smith Suppose they had a rush hour and nobody came. As strange as the concept sounds, this essentially describes the ultimate goal of off-peak deliveries – the route planning strategy that schedules shipments at times when there is less traffic on the road. There are significant savings to … Read More

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Automotive Fleet Magazine August 16, 2017 Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Researchers also found that all forms of distraction produce certain physical reactions in drivers — such as perspiration or accelerated … Read More

Using Video to Determine Truck Accident Liability

Video could help exonerate carriers and their drivers when they aren’t at fault. Fleet Owner | Aug 01, 2017 Inattention, excessive speed, failure to yield, and unsafe lane changes are among the top causes of truck collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). For fleet managers, preventing collisions caused by their own … Read More

Prepare for Brake Safety Day by Doing This

On September 7, 2017 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting Brake inspections. The following excerpts were taken from the CVSA’s website. On Brake Safety Day, inspectors will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle … Read More

National Trucking Week – Have you Thanked a Driver Lately?

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the country’s national trucking group, in conjunction with the provincial trucking associations, launched National Trucking Week many years ago. It begins on the first Sunday in September and runs to the following Saturday (September 3 – 9, 2017). The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to recognize the important contributions … Read More

Mighty Kale: The new spinach!

By Don’t Change Much on April 30, 2015 If Popeye wants bigger pipes – and who doesn’t? – he should give kale a try. The leafy green vegetable contains more muscle-building protein than spinach does, and it blows the sailor man’s secret weapon away when it comes to essential vitamins such as A, C and B6, … Read More

When You’re in the States Where Do You Park Your Truck?

“Park My Truck” App Launched by ATRI, NATSO, ATA ATRInsider Newsletter, December 2016, Vol. 12 Issue 2 In October 2016 a new mobile app was launched by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to help commercial drivers identify available parking. The … Read More

CVSE Form Updates

BCTA Mon, 2017-08-14 15:47 On August 2, 2017, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement announced updates to seven forms that clarify requirements and/or reflect amendments to specific routes. CVSE1000, CVSE1001,CVSE1002, CVSE1003 and CVSE1052 have been amended to say “…BC government approved flagging training…” instead of “…government approved flagging training…” in order to clarify the certification requirement, with no change in … Read More

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