Media Release: BC Trucking Association Announces 2018/19 Board & Executive Committee

BC Trucking Association Announces 2018/19 Board & Executive Committee Langley, British Columbia—On June 9, 2018, the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) elected a Board of Directors for 2018 – 2019 at BCTA’s Annual General Meeting and Management Conference in Whistler, BC. Members of the Board of Directors for this term: • Phil Bandstra, Bandstra Transportation … Read More

Danger Zones

Source: Today’ Workplace hazards are not limited to on-road threats It can happen without warning – a previously unseen hazard makes itself known with tragic results. For one Woodstock, Ont. driver, that happened when a routine unloading turned deadly April 30. The 47-year-old was moving granite countertops out of his truck at a Kitchener supply … Read More

Are You Ready For The Heat?

While the rest of the country is planting its first seeds in the summer garden, BC has already had a couple of heat waves. Heat Wave Hits Metro Vancouver Another heat wave extends the threat of flooding in B.C. Tourism operators and sunscreen manufacturers may get excited when heat waves are predicted, responsible trucking operators … Read More

Why Mentorship Matters

Source: The concept of mentorship is not new. It is how age-old artisanal crafts and skills have been passed on through generations; it is the heart of the apprenticeship learning model; and it is cited most often by successful people as a key factor in their accomplishments. In trucking and logistics we have many … Read More

Health and Safety in The Workplace is Everyone’s Responsibility

Source: On March 1, 2017, a supervisor for a Canadian utility company was fined $28,000 for the 2014 workplace fatality of a lineman who was electrocuted by a broken power line that had not been rendered safe. While the supervisor argued that the worker should have taken the necessary precautions and that the employer … Read More