National Safety Code – Driver’s Abstracts Part 2

All National Safety Code employers must have a driver’s abstract on board prior to offering any employment for National Safety Code (NSC) duties (driving an NSC compliant vehicle – over 5,000 kgs, or a bus or public transportation vehicle). The employer is further required to obtain a new abstract from each employee every 12 months … Read More

Drive Distracted Much?

By now most of us know that drinking a coffee or eating while driving can result in a big fine and six demerit points. Is the RCMP going a bit overboard with this?  Absolutely not!  Let’s discuss this. According to the RCMP website: Eating and drinking; playing loud music; personal grooming and not securing objects … Read More

National Safety Code: Complying vs. Operating

The National Safety Code came into enforcement on April 1, 1990. This was 29 years ago and there are still a lot of drivers struggling to comply. There is a difference between complying and operating with the National Safety Code. This means that the National Safety Code is a set of rules for fleet operation … Read More

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

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