C’mon, Baby, DON’T Light My Fire!

Wildfires have been burning up the headlines across BC this summer—again. Last year’s was one of the worst wildfire seasons BC has endured, with 65,000 people evacuated and 1.2 million hectares of land burned. A provincial state of emergency was declared in early July 2017 that was not lifted until mid-September, the longest state of … Read More

National Safety Code Hours of Service: Special Provisions

Special provisions: (Included are sections of Division 37 of the BC Motor Vehicle Act Regulations “the National Safety Code”) (British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act Regulations BCMVAR) (Exemption for commercial motor vehicles of a certain weight 37.11.01  BCMVAR The director may (a) exempt from this Part, unconditionally, or on conditions the director considers desirable, commercial motor … Read More

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

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