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Back on Track: Preventing Backing Accidents

“I’m new to this and I’m having a really hard time backing up the trailer. It’s my kryptonite—I can’t seem to grasp it. I don’t know why but I’m almost to the point of walking away….” This comment appeared in an online forum for professional drivers. The writer is not alone. Many authorities agree that … Read More


Respect in the Workplace: What it Means to Everyone

When soul singer Aretha Franklin belted out her anthem “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!” the world sang along. But what does R-E-S-P-E-C-T really spell in the workplace? The Cambridge online dictionary defines respect generally as: “admiration…for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities; politeness, honor, and care shown … Read More


Are New Year’s Resolutions Made to Be Broken?

Hab-it / ‘habət/noun A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. The New Year brings promises of new beginnings and for some it includes making annual resolutions. A list of resolutions to get more sleep, quit smoking, eat less, exercise more, drink less alcohol, spend more time with … Read More


Lead by Example – Build Safety from the Bottom Up / ਮਿਸਾਲ ਦੇ ਕੇ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਕਰੋ- ਹੇਠਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਉੱਪਰ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਤੰਤਰ ਦਾ ਨਿਰਮਾਣ ਕਰੋ

Has anyone worked in a terminal where there were only twenty parking spaces for fifty trailers. Or maybe only enough car parking for half of the drivers? Trucking and warehousing may be among the worst industries when it comes to having adequate resources to perform the required job. And yet; we somehow manage to make … Read More


The Importance of a Positive Approach to Driver Compliance

Drivers are the bread and butter of the trucking world but they can also create the largest problems for the carrier regarding non-compliance. Non-compliance can be anything from not filling out simple paperwork, getting traffic violations, to having the vehicle placed out-of-service for mechanical defects that should have been discovered on pre-trip inspections. Hours of … Read More


Lower Back Pain, Stiff Neck… Does This Sound Familiar?

Lower back pain, stiff neck, aching shoulders and foot cramps are all symptoms that many professional drivers experience. Not just truck drivers—bus drivers, moving and delivery drivers, ambulance drivers, waste management drivers—anyone that spends many hours a day in the driver’s seat can be affected by these kinds of aches and pains, which are often … Read More


Training Not Testing / ਟੈਸਟ ‘ਤੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਬਲਕਿ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ ‘ਤੇ ਧਿਆਨ ਕੇਂਦ੍ਰਿਤ ਕਰੋ।

Training employees is one of the best ways of improving an organisation’s safety culture. Is it as easy as it is sometimes made out to be? As with almost everything else in a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) the success of safety-related training depends on the overarching company culture and the beliefs of the … Read More


National Safety Code: Trip Inspections and Reports

Trip Inspection Reports (AKA pre-trip inspection reports) tend to create problems for carriers. The problems are usually very simple. But getting drivers to properly complete the reports can be challenging. It can be even more challenging making sure that the drivers conduct proper pre-trip and post-trip inspections every day. While the trip-inspection form may be … Read More


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