Author Archives: SafetyDriven

Winter Driving Kit

It’s no secret that being prepared for the worst helps to lessen the effect the worst has on us. This is especially true when it comes to winter driving. No one expects to be stuck or stranded in a winter storm in their vehicle, but it’s a reality. It does and can happen. To ensure … Read More

Chronic Stress and Eating Tips for Truck Drivers

Stress is a feeling we all experience when we are challenged or overwhelmed, but more than just an emotion, stress is a hardwired physical response that travels throughout your entire body.  In the short term, stress can be advantageous, but when activated too often or too long, your primitive fight or flight response not only … Read More

What Keeps You Motivated to Drive?

We do our best every day. Most days it goes unnoticed, but we keep doing it. Some days it’s harder than others, but that doesn’t stop us. It’s who we are as a person. In many ways, being a commercial driver seems like it’s a thankless job when we’re on the road, but it’s a … Read More

Fall Driving

The fall season is upon us and will turn into winter in the blink of an eye. Depending on where you are, fall could mean rain and/or snow. Planning ahead can reduce seasonal risks and keep you safer while driving. Visibility is a big concern any time, but when Mother Nature brings about a downpour or … Read More

A Picture or Video is Worth a Thousand Words

Videos showcased at our Speaker Series in Prince George, BC!  Meet Joe, Donna, and Arvind, the stars of three new short videos produced by WorkSafeBC. They are ordinary people whose jobs as commercial truck drivers play a core role in their happy, stable lives—until injury strikes. Suddenly, things aren’t so rosy. We see how one … Read More

Truck Drivers and Type II Diabetes

Due to the nature of the occupation, truck drivers are at high risk for Type II Diabetes. If you are over 40, underactive and overweight you are at risk for Type II Diabetes. Type II Diabetes is the most common type of Diabetes and there are 60 000 newly diagnosed cases each year in Canada. … Read More

Driver Impairments

When we think of impairments our mind tends to think about alcohol or drugs and how it affects us, especially while driving. As most – if not all – people know that driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited and is quite dangerous, but there can be another impairment that some people … Read More