Mechanics: Making Everything Go

Imagine for a moment the vast network of mechanized transport around the globe: large trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, ships, all humming along purposefully. Now remove from that world all of the heavy duty equipment mechanics. Things don’t looks so rosy anymore. Without each of their specialized maintenance yards and repair facilities, those powerful machines are … Read More

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration

It’s a double-edged sword: you know you need to keep hydrated, but drinking water can turn into frequent bathroom breaks, which can cut productivity. Having said that, dehydration can lead to a host of other problems, like kidney stones, muscle cramps, and even a mental fatigue that mimics driving while under the influence. Now that … Read More

Don’t Become “Just the Safety Person”/ ‘ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਵਿਅਕਤੀ’ ਹੀ ਨਾ ਬਣੋ

I use this term a little tongue in cheek because safety in trucking is often an extension of a different function. The HR person gets to deal with safety because there is no one else. Alternatively, one of the managers takes it on as a sideline project to make sure the obvious is getting dealt … Read More

Annual BBQ Marks NAOSH Week

On May 9, SafetyDriven-Trucking Safety Council of BC once again joined forces with Bison Transport to celebrate North America Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week (May 6-12, 2018) with an event focused on fun and safety. Hosted at Bison’s Langley, BC, terminal, the day featured a barbeque meal alongside safety awareness stations designed to challenge … Read More

National Safety Code – Record Keeping

Back in September Randy Wasstrom posted a blog on “Driver Records”. This month he continues the conversation with ‘Record Keeping’. National Safety Code – Record Keeping Record keeping has three major elements: 1 Collecting all the required records 2 Maintaining the records by conducting regular audits of files 3 And purging the files regularly to … Read More

The Life Of A Safety Professional In The Trucking Industry/ ਟਰੱਕਿੰਗ ਉਦਯੋਗ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਪੇਸ਼ੇਵਰ ਦੀ ਜ਼ਿੰਦਗੀ

What a topic! I can hear your responses already; “That’s not what I do”, “What about this, and What about that”. Every sentence I write almost creates another story. So here we go … Being a trucking safety professional means so many different things to those of us who work in this industry. Some, maybe … 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

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

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