Tips & Tricks

Driving During the Summer

Be prepared for more drivers on the road Be aware of motorcycles and roadsters Know where your blind spots are Avoid staying up later during the longer days

Driving in Truck Yards

Keep an eye out for pedestrians Get out and check before reversing Honk the horn while reversing Be aware of blind spots Get more information

Vehicle maintenance tips

Make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition Make sure your mirrors are clean Make sure your headlights clean Make sure all your lights are working Always do a walk around your vehicle prior to leaving to check for damage

Inspecting and adjusting loads safely

Choose the most level surface available to load, adjust loads or adjust brakes. Set the parking brake control valve (yellow) and use wheel chocks when inspecting and/or adjusting either the load or the brakes – DO NOT use the trailer brake hand valve. Look up for potential overhead hazards while adjusting the load straps. Make … Read More

6 Important Incident Investigation Tips

Focus on the facts, not the person Separate the incident investigation from a disciplinary investigation Conduct your interview at the incident site if possible Use positive leading questions Use positive body language

Health & Wellness Resources

Mental Health Commission of Canada Trucking HR Canada Bell Let’s Talk Canadian Mental Health Association – Bounce Back: Reclaim your health North American Fatigue Management Program

How to start out 2019 safely

Track all safety related activities on site Understand your legislative requirements Consult with other managers and employees on site Develop an action plan (based on last years safety activities) Gather a pool of safety resources Focus on continual improvement

Chaining Up Tires

Safely install chains before needing them Get close to the tires to minimize overextending your reach Stay balanced – keep feet shoulder width when crouching Be aware of oncoming traffic