Author Archives: SafetyDriven

Proper Planning and Practice Key for Winter Tires and Chains

Source: You’ll soon see signs about vehicles needing chains and winter tires when driving on B.C. highways this fall and winter. Are you prepared? Even though summer is barely over, it’s not too early to prepare yourself or your workers for driving on wintry roads. If you drive a commercial vehicle, this means you … Read More

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

The effects of isolation on truck drivers, and what you can do to feel more connected. There are many benefits to being a truck driver; among them, the ability to see the country and travel, to be able to provide for your family, and the opportunities to be your own boss, all while knowing that … Read More

Free Workshop on Vacuum Truck Operations – Fort St. John

Vacuum trucks play an integral role in the day-to-day functioning of the economy. One of the primary sectors in which they operate is the oil field, but vacuum trucks are also key to the operation of chemical plants, shipyards, energy plants and more. A workshop, co-sponsored by Energy Safety Canada and Safety Driven – TSCBC … Read More

What Mentorship Can Mean To You

A mentor is defined as an experienced and trusted adviser. Most successful business people will tell you that they wouldn’t have succeeded without the good advice and help of a mentor (or several). Some of the most important advice we can receive comes from people who are experts in their field and who can pass … Read More

National Safety Code Training for All Employees

The National Safety Code is evolving, and thus requires all employees to be trained. The office record keepers for the National Safety Code records have to ensure that all of them are reconciled. This requires monitoring of the carrier profile. If a driver gets a violation while operating any National Safety Code-compliant vehicle, the violation … Read More

Shifting Into Fall

The changing of the seasons creates an increased need for vigilance on the part of professional drivers. It pays to be prepared for more severe and more unpredictable weather at all times of year, especially as fall and winter are approaching. In addition to one of the worst forest fires seasons on record in BC, … Read More

Distractions, distractions and more distractions/ਬੇਧਿਆਨੀਆਂ, ਬੇਧਿਆਨੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਬੇਧਿਆਨੀਆਂ

Have you ever stopped to think about the number of potential distractions at a warehouse and how difficult they can make it for the forklift operators to do their jobs safely? There are the obvious ones that we all recognise, like pedestrian right of way or observing speed limits and staying in designated lanes, but … Read More

How Are You Celebrating National Trucking Week – Sept 2 to 8?

National Trucking Week is held every year starting on the first Sunday in September. According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance, “The purpose of the week-long celebration is to recognize the important contributions made by the 400,000 Canadian men and women who keep the country’s freight moving.” Provincial organizations (like SafetyDriven – TSCBC), trucking companies, independent … Read More

Loving Your Guts

“All disease begins in the gut.” –Hippocrates It seems far-fetched, but your gut health affects many of your body’s other biological systems. The gut, in fact, which encompasses your entire digestive system, from the moment you put something in your mouth, until the moment it comes out the other end, is often referred to as … Read More