COR – The Bigger Picture

What are the benefits of attaining COR certification? Here is a typical list of some of the main benefits: • Incentive payment of up to 10% of the employers base rate • Pre-qualification to work for certain large employers or prime contractors • Competitive advantage over non-COR certified employers during bidding • Lower premium via … Read More

Summer is Coming – How to Protect Yourself from UVA Rays

Yeah, okay, so it doesn’t really feel much like summer right now with this overly cold and rainy April we’ve been experiencing, but if the idiom is true, April showers will give way to May flowers (hopefully!). With warmer weather comes lighter clothes; shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops, and days at the beach, pool or on … Read More

So You Want To Be A Professional Driver This Summer

Many trucking jobs are seasonal in nature, especially during the spring and summer. Some of these jobs are in the food industry and involve the delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables in BC’s interior. Some are in the moving industry and still others are in the furniture and appliance industry. Let’s look at the requirements … Read More

Day of Mourning, April 28

Workers’ Memorial Day was started in Sudbury in 1984 and became an annual nationwide commemoration in 1985 when the Canadian Labour Congress officially declared April 28th to be an annual day of remembrance. Its purpose is to commemorate workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents. The … Read More

My Dog is My Co-pilot

Dogs and trucks: for many, it’s a match made in heaven. Drivers with canine companions can’t imagine life on the road without their best buddies. If you’re thinking you might like to have a dog in your passenger seat, you’ll be happy to know that travelling with a dog doesn’t just make you feel good—it’s … Read More

Good News On Winter Driving As Minister of Transport Visits BC’s Peace Country

Where better to go to discuss winter driving than the part of the province still locked in the depths of winter? While southern parts of BC are hoping the winter of 2018 is permanently in the rear-view mirror, many professional drivers in Northern and Central BC are still faced with winter driving conditions and set … Read More

National Safety Code – Having a Process for the Paperwork Requirements

The National Safety Code has sixteen standards that have to be followed by National Safety Code (NSC)-compliant carriers. The paperwork has to be maintained, including having a process for the paperwork. Getting the Hours of Services logs submitted and trip inspection reports audited on time are part of the requirements of the NSC. There is … Read More

WorkSafeBC Needs Your Feedback

Consultation on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The consultation phase provides stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback prior to the proposed amendments being taken to public hearing in fall of 2018. There … Read More