Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Coquihalla (BC Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt) is the province’s busiest mountain pass. At more than 1,200m in elevation, it’s also one of the routes hit hardest by heavy snowfall and other winter conditions.
Friday, March 3, 2017
43 year old paramedic and volunteer firefighter, Kevin Davison, teamed up with his friend Doug Foulkins to create the song titled ‘When those sirens are gone’.
It covers a number of issues that emergency services face, including returning to family life having just been to a traumatic event.
Kevin says the song has helped him and hopes it can help others.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
And to the left you can see Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. out Training their Class one Student - Glad we were going the opposite way of the concrete truck or I would be spending the evening washing equipment!!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
I have been a little absent in the social media field lately due to a very busy few months in the training. I have been out in the trucks training to pick up the slack for my Instructors whom are working very hard getting students skills up for their new carrier.
So I will be out with Chris for the next three days, Chris is show some very good skills in his training. This is a shot of Chris and Erica on our up Island and mountain training day as we stopped at Parksville Scales for a break.
Out again for 8 hour today see you out and around all over #yyj and other communities, this student is doing so good we are putting off some miles. .
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Jack is starting with Safety at top of his priority Early in his career - I hope you are too!!
The special emphasis for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety
Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety (i.e., measuring the tire tread depth, checking the tire pressure, checking to make sure that no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tire to make sure that no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls of the tire). While checking a vehicle's tires is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting tire safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Graeme and Dave out learning, Gear Selection, up-shifting and down-shifting Strategic positioning in traffic Intersections and cornering maneuvers -
Second day out training for Graeme and Dave
in a Star with
- 550 Hp Cat
- 18 Speed Fuller
Busy days and it sure is nice to have some good skilled newbies with great attitudes toward learning and safety. Graeme and Dave out learning, Gear Selection, up-shifting and down-shifting Strategic positioning in traffic Intersections and cornering maneuvers -
Both second day operating a tractor trailer down town #yyj. Keep up the good work guys!!Below is the rig we were out in yesterday and today.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Dramatic surveillance video of Douglas Street truck crash shows the moment of impact
A concrete staircase ripped apart, a tree torn out of the ground. This is just some of the damage left behind by Thursday’s horrific crash. Typical busy traffic on Victoria’s Douglas Street. This surveillance video captured by a camera mounted on the Red Lion Inn. But watch the truck to the left of the screen. It stops just seconds before the moment of impact. Randy Eckert of the Saferway Driver Training School says it’s a miracle the driver survived.
“I would say that he’s very lucky to be alive. The tree itself, I mean, the branches could have come through the window. The shrapnel of all the concrete, and everything, blowing up around it.”
On Thursday morning, Eckert and a student driver were in their vehicle on Douglas Street.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Transport Theory Starts the beginning of every month.
Our Commercial Transport Theory Course Starts tomorrow morning. Some of the topics we will be covering in the course.
- Introduction into the transport industry
- Daily pre-trip inspections
- Daily log books procedures
- Defensive driving
- Shifting techniques /clutch control and techniques
- Double Clutching
- Gear selection, up-shifting and down-shifting
- Progressive Shifting
- Professional Shifting
- Strategic positioning in traffic / intersections and cornering maneuvers
- Highway and downtown driving, and night driving
- Safe backing procedures, straight backing, offset backing
- Parallel parking
- Coupling/un-coupling the tractor-trailer unit