Stricter Chain Up Regulations Implemented in B.C.

Source: VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and restricting commercial trucks from the left hand lane on Snowshed Hill on the … Read More

Make Coaching and Mentoring Work for You

Source: Coaching and mentoring can have a significant positive impact on worker recruitment and retention. In fact, through our Top Fleet Employer program, we are seeing the benefits of coaching and mentoring programs first-hand, including higher rates of driver retention, better workplace morale, and impacts on safety. When designed and implemented effectively, a coaching … 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

SafetyDriven Named Best Overall Health and Safety Association – NAOSH Week

SafetyDriven – TSCBC is proud to have been awarded the title of Best Overall Health and Safety Association during North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in 2018. The award was presented during the BC CSSE/NAOSH Week Safety Forum and Awards Dinner held on November 26, 2018 at the Grand Villa Casino Hotel and … Read More

5 Common Moving Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Source: There are many ins and outs that you will encounter while moving. Many details have to be taken into consideration during this important time. Due to the amount of preparation that must go into the relocation process, people often feel like there is just not enough time in the day to get things … Read More

Try It! BETA Version of TransLink Commercial Vehicle Route Planner Now Available

Source: TransLink has “soft launched” its Commercial Vehicle Route Planner BETA to partners and key stakeholders and invites BCTA members operating in the Lower Mainland to test drive the application, send comments and suggestions, and forward the link to others who are likely to benefit from this application, or might be interested in trying … Read More

Clothing Tips for Outdoor Winter Workers

Source: When you’re at home, cold weather can mean hot chocolate and hanging out by the fireplace. But at work, it’s usually a safety challenge. Anyone who works outdoors during the colder months faces the risk of cold-related injuries, whether they’re part of a construction project, a snow cleanup crew, or an emergency response … Read More

3 Strategies to Improve Your Safety Program

Source: Effective workplaces are those places where employees feel valued, cared for and protected. Without getting into long descriptions, good workplace safety culture is the result of attitudes and personal and corporate values aligning. If apathy in the workplace exists, little care will be given to safety. When the quality of the work is … Read More

Movember Wrap-up!

Perhaps you’ve noticed some of your friends sporting fresh ‘staches, or perhaps you’re participating yourself and aiming for Burt Reynolds while raising money for charity? What is Movember? Since 2010 in Canada, Movember is a charity and awareness-raising campaign focused on men’s health. “Mo Bros” take up the Movember challenge, and begin growing mustaches as … Read More