Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Truck Training

Thursday, March 29, 2012

April Special: 16 hour Commercial Transport Theory Course

April Special: 16 hour Commercial Transport Theory Course $150.00!!
This is 50% off the regular price of the Transport Theory course.

A certificate of completion will be issued.
Course will be April 11 and 12 8:30am-5:00pm
Call to register 250-385-8212

Monthly specials and discounts posted on our Facebook Page and Website

Cummins History: 1931 Coast-to-Coast with Clessie Cummins

Cummins 2010 On-Highway Technology - Better. From Start to Finish

How not to hot wire a Logging truck.

How not to hot wire a Logging truck.

Electricity likes the earth A good GROUND !!!
Out in Mill Creek , WA , the driver was attempting to throw the logging cable over the logs to secure them.

As you can see, he hooked the overhead electric line instead!

He said the tires began to fry within seconds.

Very lucky man; he could easily have been fried himself!

You might say the truck was "hot wired", 7200 volts direct to ground.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Big Joe his strength, power, stamina and more.

There is something that fascinated me about Big Joe his strength, power, stamina and more. I am going to put together a story on Big Joe. I hope your impressed with Big Joe as much as I was, but I always have that little kid in me that will not let go!

Police target Malahat drivers

Driving with Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program

Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program

WABCO Customer Values



Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
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Established in 1968, Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. (Saferway) has become a leader in the driver education and transport training industry by providing certified programs with content and duration geared to industry needs. Our commercial instructors all have many years of experience in the transport field.

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A BBB Accredited Business since 12/01/1984

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BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

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Hey Saferway! I am likeing my new career Thanks again.!

Sheldon Erickson

Hey Saferway good morning.I just did my first run solo surrey to edmonton and back. Everything went awesome i get a brand new Volvo to drive. I am likeing my new career Thanks again. I keep you guys posted.

Volvo Enhanced Cruise Control Demonstration

Behind the wheel of a distracted driver

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Roadcheck 2012 Is June 5th - 7th

Over 70,000 inspections were conducted during last year's Roadcheck event. Of the vehicles inspected, 18.3% were placed out of service for mechanical problems. The driver out-of-service rate was 4%.

That means nearly 13,000 vehicles and nearly 3,000 drivers were placed out of service.
JJKeller & Associates 

The Law has been in effect since 2009 - Please Slow Down Move Over

Please - Slow Down Move Over PSA

CVSE on the Road: Safety Blitz in Delta

Eaton Fuller Professional Shifting Performance 13 & 18 Speed transmisssion

Eaton Fuller 18 speed

Gunite Automatic Slack Adjusters Part 01

B.C. log trucks no longer require ABS, auto slack adjusters By: Truck News

B.C. log trucks no longer require ABS, auto slack adjusters

January 10, 2012
By: Truck News

B.C.'s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) agency has exempted log trucks operating exclusively on forest and industrial roads from complying with regulations requiring anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and automatic slack adjusters.

The agency issued a notice to inspection facilities and authorized inspectors on Dec. 31, 2011 indicating: "By means of this notice, the requirement for inspection criteria of anti-lock brakes as stated in the Vehicle Inspection Manual is amended so that vehicles equipped with (ABS) components that may not meet inspection criteria or that do not function as OEM and that operate primarily on industrial or forest service roads may pass a provincial inspection."

The notice pertains to the B.C. Vehicle Inspection Manual regulation that requires vehicles with a GVWR of greater than 10,000 lbs to be equipped with ABS if manufactured on or after April 1, 2000.

Also on Dec. 31, the agency issued an amendment notice indicating "air brake equipped vehicles with manual slack adjusters that operate primarily on industrial or forest service roads may pass a provincial mechanical inspection."

That amendment stems from Bulletin 03-10 issued on Aug. 30, 2010, which outlaws replacing automatic slack adjusters with manual slack adjusters on vehicles manufactured on or after May 31, 1996.

The two amendments are being heralded as a major victory for log haulers, who have pointed out concerns with ABS and automatic slack adjuster safety on logging roads.

"CVSE as been made aware that some vehicles in B.C. that operate primarily on industrial and/or forest service roads may have issues with the proper operation of (automatic slack adjusters/anti-lock brakes) due to adverse road bed conditions," the agency said in its notices.

The CVSE defines industrial and forest service roads as "A road on Crown or private land used primarily for transportation by motor vehicle of natural resources, whether raw, processed or manufactured, or machinery, materials or personnel, and includes all bridges, wharves, log dumps and works forming a part of the road."

One log hauler told the amendments were significant, but did not go far enough towards addressing trucks that spend part of their time on-highway. Nonetheless, the Central Interior Logging Association trumped the announcements as a major victory.

In its Jan. 6 FactsFax bulletin, the association said "The CILA worked hard on this file, following up on years of work by CILA member Lloyd Inwood from Quesnel. We want to acknowledge Lloyd's tireless efforts to make log hauling more efficient and sustainable and the rules pertaining to log trucks more reasonable and practical."

Truck News

Effective August 30, 2010, the allowance for vehicles to be retro fitted with manual slack adjusters is revoked

Commercial Vehicle Safety
& Enforcemen

Effective August 30, 2010, the allowance for vehicles to be retro fitted with manual slack adjusters is revoked

and the practice of equipping vehicles manufactured after May 31, 1996, with manual slack adjusters must

cease. All vehicles equipped with manual slack adjusters contrary to the Vehicle Inspection Regulation

requirement must be equipped with automatic slack adjusters prior to August 30, 2012.

2012 Meritor, Inc. - Reduced Stopping Distance

Reduced Stopping Distance

As of Aug. 1, 2011, Phase One of the FMVSS-121 reduced stopping distance regulation requires a loaded Class 8 tandem axle tractor with 59,600 GVWR or less to stop in 250 ft. from 60 mph, down from a previous standard of 355 ft. Meritor brakes are targeted to exceed the regulation by 10 percent, meaning compliant brakes will be capable of stopping in 225 ft.


Meritor offers both drum and disc brake solutions to meet Phase One of this new regulation. With our disc brakes already exceeding this stopping distance requirement, we were able to focus on improving performance of the Q Plus S-Cam brake. Preparation for the Q Plus included more than six years of engineering with 7.5 million miles of road testing and nearly 500 dynamometer tests.

Key changes to Q Plus™ S-Cam drum brake to meet FMVSS-121 Phase One requirements:

  • Front brakes include larger diameter OR increased width
  • Wider rear brakes
  • Larger 3/4 inch fasteners
  • New reduced stopping distance friction materials
  • Balanced torque load between tractor and trailer brakes 
Key benefits of Q Plus™ S-Cam drum brake include:

  • Closed the stopping distance gap against disc brakes with a 10 ft. difference
  • Lightweight options to mitigate impact of increased weight
  • Equal to or longer brake life due to increased lining volume
  • Optimized with other safety technology, including stability control and collision mitigation systems

Road and Motor Vehicle Safety

Road and Motor Vehicle Safety

Did you know that more people have died on Canada's roads in the last 50 years than the number of Canadians killed in two world wars? In fact, the numbers tell us that on average, six Canadians die in road crashes every day. Many more are seriously hurt.

Road Safety Directorate wants to make Canada's roads the safest in the world. That's why we work to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, damage to property and the environment as well as impacts on the economy such as days off work and higher insurance rates, that result from motor vehicle use in Canada.

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ - A Collision Mitigation Technology

Driving with Prevost® Aware™ Adaptive Cruise Braking by Bendix®

Bendix® ADB22X™ Air Disc Brake

April Special: 16 hour Commercial Transport Theory Course $150.00!!

This is 50% off the regular price of the Transport Theory course. Topics will include log books, National Safety Code, Hours of Service and all aspects of Commercial Transport. A certificate of completion will be issued.
Course will be April 11 and 12 8:30am-5:00pm
Call to register 250-385-8212

Friday, March 23, 2012

Certified Class 1 or Class 3 training on March 31st. Call 250-385-8212 to register.

Certified Class One & Three Course:

All of the ****CERTIFIED courses below include:
  • 20 hours Certified Air Brakes Course
  • 16 hours Commercial Transport Theory
  • 4 hours Transportation/Handling of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • 3 hours Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • 7 hours Load Security Theory
  • 8 hours Load Security Practical
  • 30 hours observation time of on road training
All textbooks included. A certificate is issued upon completion. These courses are HST exempt and tax deductible and tuition receipts will be issued.

In-Truck Content:
  • Daily pre-trip inspections
  • Daily log books procedures
  • Defensive driving
  • Shifting techniques /clutch control and techniques
  • Gear selection, up-shifting and down-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
  • Introduction to B-Train, Flat deck and Dry Van
  • Last session includes final road test with ICBC

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Too Few Truck Drivers Means Swift’s Profit in Expansion

Trucking companies are struggling to find qualified drivers even as the U.S. unemployment rate remains at the highest level in almost 30 years.

Driver turnover rose to 89 percent in the third quarter of 2011, the highest since 2008 and the fourth consecutive quarter of increases, according to data from the American Trucking Associations. That’s mostly because new regulations and job prospects in other industries are creating a “quality shortage” of available workers, said Bob Costello.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Choosing the Right Truck Driver Training School

Many people have had the dream of becoming a truck driver as little kids. 

Most of those who had this dream, will move on to the “normal” jobs of office workers or others. Those that do decide to follow this dream often are not sure how to fulfill this dream. The career move starts with choosing the right Truck Driver Training School.

There are many choices around the country when it comes to truck driver training schools. Some are great and some are not so good, but there are certain things a potential truck driver can look for in that “right” truck driver training school. Making this decision is an important one, so the potential driver should do the proper research on all schools. 

  1. A driver should ensure they will get a sufficient amount of training until they are comfortable with driving a big rig. This training must include quality classroom and a large amount of behind-the-wheel training. 
  2. The driver should also make sure that the school will be with them until the Class-1 licence is completed.
  3. In British Columbia Canada, are the instructors ICBC licensed and the school ICBC certified, under the legislation the law, Division #27 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulation it states; if a person teaches care and control of a motor vehicle in lieu of compensation (for money) they must be an ICBC licensed instructor and they must teach through an approved ICBC facility, or they are operating illegally.
  4. How long has the school been in operation?
  5. What are the the Instructors experiences and qualifications?
  6. Does the school offer courses certified by the Federal Government?
  7. Driver training facilities main focus, is it preparing the student for entry into the trucking industry, or are they only intent on getting the student ready to pass the road test?

Choosing the right truck driver training school is an important decision in the life of a truck driver, so it is extremely important that he does his homework to find the school that is best for him. This means a school that has the driver’s best interest’s as their top priority.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Clearwater Times - DriveABLE safety assessments in B.C.

By Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
VICTORIA - I recognize that the prospect of losing one's driving privileges can be very upsetting. For most of us, driving is an important part of maintaining our lifestyle and independence.
Clearwater Times - DriveABLE safety assessments in B.C.

CVSE Inspection. Proper Maintenance Saves You Money!!

CVSE Inspection passed no infractions what so ever.  Even got compliments on the good conditions and upkeep on maintenance from the Commercial Vehicle Inspector.  Proper Maintenance Saves You Money!!