Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Truck Training

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sidney Freight Days

CH News Professional Driver Training

Truck Driver Training on Super B

Grandfather's Clock - Fuzzy Island & Jason Levine on Just Play Music™

Professional Truck Training


Professional Truck Training
Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway has become a leader in the driver education and transport training industry by providing hourly training to certified programs with content and duration geared to industry needs. Our commercial instructors all have many years of experience in the transport field. Saferway is licensed and bonded under the Motor Vehicle Act through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). We are an approved Graduated Licensing Facility and an Instructor Training Facility. 

Saferway provides training in a wide variety of equipment and configurations for best student learning and experience into the industry. Our classrooms provide involvement, interaction, and socialization, along with a business-like approach to getting the job done. Our goal is to create an effective learning situation in the classroom and in vehicle.

 (The Chief): Randy Eckert, is the President of Saferway Driver Training School Ltd., Since 1999, Saferway has been owned and operated by Randy and Donna Eckert. Randy Eckert has a long history in the transport field; he has been involved in just about all aspects of the commercial transport industry since 1974, from operating a multitude of tractor trailer configurations, engine makes and models, to management, supervisory, training and public relations positions. Randy is involved in all aspects of the business and student training.  He was also a firefighter and trainer for Sidney Volunteer Fire Department and president of Sidney Volunteer Fireman’s Association. Randy has been qualified by The Supreme Court and Provincial Court of British Columbia as an expert witness and has also provided professional opinion reports to various agencies.(Curriculum Vita)

77 Police Officers Honoured as Members of 'Alexa's Team'

Thursday, April 26, 2012

It is motorcycle season. Warm, sunny weather is always a magnet for motorcyclists to get out and hit the road


It is motorcycle season.

Please look twice or maybe three times.  It is harder to Motorcycles in traffic and judge there speed.


MAY TRAINING SPECIAL




MAY TRAINING SPECIAL

Sign up for TDG Sunday May 13 and get WHMIS for $25.00

  • TDG 9:00-1:00 WHMIS 2:00-5:00
Call 250-385-8212 to register
Mention this ad for discount

Truck Driver Jobs, Careers in Victoria, BC and the Mainland




READY FOR A NEW LIFE IN TRUCKING? - Opportunities are limitless. 

The trucking industry here in Canada is full of opportunities and possibilities. It starts, of course, with all the truck driving positions you're probably already familiar with. But are you aware of all the support and administrative careers there are to consider?

It may come as a surprise to learn all the ways that you can enter such a dynamic industry. 
When you think about it, everything you ever buy arrives at the store by truck. If you got it you probably got it by truck.

Just imagine the number of people it takes to move everything safely, efficiently and on time. Now that's a lot of people!

How your career moves ahead depends on your goals.
However, starting your driving career as a Local Pick-up and Delivery Driver may lead to many different opportunities, including short-haul driving or domestic and international long-haul driving. But you’re not just limited to other driving positions. You can move to a career within the industry as well, including:
  • Driver Supervisor
  • Driver Trainer
  • Dispatcher
  • Fleet Manager
  • Dock/Terminal Supervisor
  • Fright Dept. Overage and Shortages 
  • Instructor Trainer
  • Owner/ Operator
  • Other management or support positions
Note that most of these positions may require additional
education and/or training, as well as more experience in the industry.


Truck Driver Jobs, Careers in Victoria, BC and the Mainland.
  • Come in to Our Office and our friendly staff will work with you to design a schedule that best works with your needs.
  • Come in to Our Office and check out our job board. 
  • Our job board is updated on a daily basis.

ICBC Certified Air Brake Course - May classes are filling up quickly








May classes are filling up quickly, still a few spaces left in Air Brakes May 5,6 and 7. Call 250-385-8212 to register.

Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course.

  • 16 hours of classroom theory
  • 4 hours practical and testing
Course Fee: $215.00
Prerequisite:
  • Must have valid driver’s license: Class 4, 5, 6, 7/8,"L or N"
Material Provided:
Easy to Follow Power Point Presentation
Air Brakes Part #1
Air Brakes Part #2
Video Presentation
Safe Down Hill Braking Practices
(ABS) for Trucks Tractors and Trailers
Stooping with Air
Brake Adjustments, Auto and Manual Slack Adjusters
Hands on with Air Brake Simulator and Lab Equipment.

Respect our Officer at work - Please Slow Down Move Over - It is the law.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How to Become a Driving Instructor in BC


There are three stages to the driver training instructor Licensing process. You must complete the first two stages prior to attending an instructor training course at an approved Instructor Training Facility.

Stage 1:

Contact ICBC's Driver Training Unit by phone or complete the on-line Driver Training Instructor Application Request Form in order for our Licensing Representatives to verify the following information:
  • You must not have any outstanding debts owing to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia or to the Province of British Columbia (Motor Vehicle Fines)
  • You must hold a valid British Columbia Driver's Licence and have less than 10 demerit points, within the past 2 years, on your driving record
  • You must have the required driving experience for the class of Driver Training Instructor's Licence you are applying for, as set out in section 27.07(1)(c) of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations (Proof of experience may be requested)
  • You must be 19 years of age

Stage 2:

Once the Stage 1 requirements have been met, an application package will be sent to you including the following:
  • A medical evaluation form which must be completed by your family physician who must be a resident of, and is licensed to practice in, the Province of British Columbia. The completed medical evaluation form must be returned to this office, to be reviewed and approved by our Medical Advisor
  • A Criminal Record search form to be completed by the RCMP or Municipal Police Detachment, and the original returned to this office for review and approval.
A Driver Training Instructor's Licence application form must be completed by you and returned to: http://www.dtcbc.com/contact/adminlist.html

Stage 3 (Final Stage):

Upon receipt and approval of the completed application forms, as indicated in Stage 2, we will notify you in writing, advising you to proceed with the following:
  • To attend a Driver Training Instructor Facility and complete an Approved Driver Training Instructor Course
  • A list of approved Driver Training Instructor Facilities will be provided

All driving school instructors within British Columbia, must hold a valid driver training instructor's licence to offer driver training to the paying public. These licences are issued by ICBC's Driver Training Unit for a period of two years less a day and must be renewed upon expiry.

An instructor must meet a number of prerequisites including the successful completion of an instructor training course at an ICBC approved Instructor Training Facility. These requirements are legislated under 27.07(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.

A "driver training instructor" means a person who teaches the driving or operation of a motor vehicle, but does not include a person who provides this instruction

(a) without expectation of compensation or other consideration,
(b) for off-highway, racetrack or closed circuit driving, or
(c) as an employee to other employees of the same employer

Driver training instructors are legislated under Division 27 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations of British Columbia.

Driver training instructors can only deliver training to the paying public who are enrolled at a licensed driver training school.

If your interested in a rewarding career as an instructor call Saferway at 250-385-8212

Car Instructor Training Courses B.C.




Instructor Training;
We offer several courses: Class 1/5, Class 5, Class 1 Upgrade (from Class 5) and Class 6
The courses are exempt from HST, tax deductible and meet requirements for funding.


Employment Opportunities;
  • Do you enjoy driving? Do you like to work with people?
  • Would you like the opportunity to be able to teach?
  • The job of an Approved Driving Instructor is interesting and very rewarding.


Car and Classroom Instructors:

Driving instructors come from all walks of life; teachers, ex-service personnel, factory workers, secretaries, housewives, office, administration staff, salesmen, tradesmen, drivers, commercial operators, the self-employed and many others.

The skill of being able to relate to and teach a variety of people is one of the most important attributes that a good instructor must possess.In addition to the people skills, you will also need some degree of self-discipline, professionalism, and a good sense of responsibility that a job such as this requires.

Job satisfaction is high. There is nothing like the feeling of a job well done, when a pupil passes their test.

If your interested in a rewarding career as an instructor call Saferway at 250-385-8212

Class One Instructor Training





We offer several courses: Class 1/5, Class 5, Class 1 Upgrade (from Class 5) and Class 6
The courses are exempt from HST, tax deductible and meet requirements for funding.

Employment Opportunities;
  • Do you enjoy driving? Do you like to work with people?
  • Would you like the opportunity to be able to teach?
  • The job of an Approved Driving Instructor is interesting and very rewarding.

Driving Instructors:

Driving instructors come from all walks of life; teachers, ex-service personnel, factory workers, secretaries, housewives, office, administration staff, salesmen, tradesmen, drivers, commercial operators, the self-employed and many others.

The skill of being able to relate to and teach a variety of people is one of the most important attributes that a good instructor must possess.In addition to the people skills, you will also need some degree of self-discipline, professionalism, and a good sense of responsibility that a job such as this requires.

Job satisfaction is high. There is nothing like the feeling of a job well done, when a pupil passes their test.

If your interested in an instructor training career call Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. 250-385-8212



BC Transit Bus Roadeo

Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan (Audio Described)

Monday, April 23, 2012

B.C's. - Top Driver Training School Celebrates 44 Years Professional Driver Training.






Saferway has been providing quality training for 44 Years.
Established in 1968, Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. 

We are a full service driver training school, offering a complete range of programs.
Truck Training can be done on an Hourly Rate, and you can choose to add in other programs to meet your choice. You can also opt to choose one of our Federally Certified Courses which are exempt from HST. Training is tailored to meet your demands. Please call our office or drop by our new training centre to discuss what training or program works best for you. Our friendly staff will be waiting to discuss your needs.

  • Saferway is licensed by ICBC and bonded to protect students.
  • All instructors are qualified and licensed by ICBC.
Better Business Bureau
BC Trucking Association
  • Saferway Receives BC Trucking Association Award for 25 years Commitment to the Association and The Motor Carrier Industry. A Member since 1985
Registered with Revenue Canada
  • Saferway is registered with Revenue Canada as a certified commercial training center.
For more information about us see:http://www.saferway.com/about.htm

Saferway Air Brake Course - June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2012.







Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course.
  • 16 hours of classroom theory
  • 4 hours practical and testing
Course Fee: $215.00
Prerequisite:
Must have valid driver’s license: Class 4, 5, 6, 7/8,"L or N"

Course Objective:

This is an ICBC approved course required to prepare students for the test to acquire a BC Air Brake Endorsement.
  • Students are required to complete 16 hours of theory in the classroom utilizing an air equipped training board and hands-on foundation brake.
  • Students are required to pass an air brake knowledge test and a practical test on an air-equipped vehicle.
  • The practical training and testing requires the student to identify the air brake components and perform a thorough pre-trip examination.
  • Upon successful completion of the knowledge test and practical assessment at our facility, the student must appear at an ICBC Driver Service Center within 90 days, to complete the final touch screen exam.
  • There is an 80% mark required on the touch screen exam to pass.
  • Students are required to bring a valid driver's license to class and on assessment day.
  • Testing and certification is conducted by qualified Saferway Driver Training Assessment Officers.
  • All tests and assessments are performed on Saferway equipment.
  • The student is responsible for all ICBC fees (knowledge tests, licence and road test) and medical fees.

AASHTO | PSA | National Work Zone Awareness Week 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

An excellent article by Ward Chapman



Ward Chapman
Keeping Your Head on a Swivel
Posted on April 19th, 2012 in Lead Big | No Comments »


How do you implement the ADJUSTING stage into your business?

How important is remaining open minded, nimble, and flexible – what is called “Keeping Your Head on a Swivel”?

I took my team to school every day…and I called it “The Daily” – or my “Magic Theatre”.

This daily workout session was a brief, morning execution meeting. We tracked our progress toward the vision, we discussed challenges or roadblocks, and we celebrated successes.

In the past, the Superintendent usually lectured at these types of meetings, which was very debilitating for the team. It took time for them to adapt to my open, transparent style of leadership.

I demanded a couple of things during the meeting. First, rank was left at the door, including mine. Second, everyone’s opinion mattered and would be listened to and considered.

In the beginning, we had many awkward moments of silence where people were expecting me to lecture and I was expecting them to share their opinions.

I had to publicly thank people for having the courage to speak up. I had to apologize and show continuous humility before others would take the leap of faith to share what they thought. They were not used to being trusted or consulted, so it took a lot of continuous, small efforts to finally get some dialogue going.

My leadership team kept pushing problems up to my level for solutions and decision. I would push them right back down. I wanted them to start looking for solutions and taking action.

The days of micromanagement were over. I was not paying them to be dependent on me. Some people did not appreciate or understand this break with the command-and-control style of leadership. I had a few officers transfer out, which was the right thing for everyone.

In the end, the daily workout sessions were one of the most successful process tools we had. We began to hack through immediate and pressing challenges, and then moved on to some of the bigger issues. Eventually, we ran out of things to improve. We went back through past meeting notes trying to excavate something we could work on.

Don’t misunderstand. That didn’t mean our Detachment didn’t have daily challenges. It just meant that our workforce was now dealing with issues proactively.

They knew that I didn’t mind being the last to know about some things. In fact, it’s my badge of honor when people are empowered to the point that they are free to solve problems for themselves. My team members would come to the daily workout session and say, “Yes, we had this problem and here’s how we already dealt with it.”

Our Daily was just one of the many ways we were able to keep our head on a swivel and adjust daily – slight course corrections as required.

Wastern Star Trucks - Interview with Akbar Ghous

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Faces of Distracted Driving: Casey Feldman, 21

Truck Driver Training



As a professional operator you will be exposed to various challenges and traffic conditions on a full-time basis.

At Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. our trained professional instructors take a great deal of pride in helping you develop and maintain professional driving techniques and skills. Saferway uses a variety of trailer configurations in its training from Vans to Flat deck configurations to help prepare you for your new career. These skills will allow you to handle driving situations in a safe and confident manner. Since 1968 Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. has provided quality training to thousands of satisfied graduates.

To find out more simply navigate through our courses by using the links on the left hand side and top of our web page,  http://www.saferway.com/index.html or Call our office at 250-385-8212 and our friendly staff will walk you through our courses that best suited to your needs





BC's Driver Training School Leader in the industry - Since 1968 - Celebrating 44 years in business.




Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.:

Saferway has become a leader in the driver education and transport training industry by providing hourly training to certified programs with content and duration geared to industry needs.  Our commercial instructors all have many years of experience in the transport field.  Saferway is licensed and bonded under the Motor Vehicle Act through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).  We are an approved Graduated Licensing Facility and an Instructor Training Facility. Since 1999.  Out of the thousands of driver training schools in BC,  our ICBC School number is #042 showing how long Saferway has been in business.

Saferway has been owned and operated by Randy and Donna Eckert since 1999.  Randy Eckert has a long history in the transport field; he has been involved in just about all aspects of the commercial transport industry since 1974, from operating a multitude of tractor trailer configurations, engine makes and models, to management, supervisory, training and public relations positions.  He was also a firefighter and trainer for Sidney Volunteer Fire Department and president of Sidney Volunteer Fireman’s Association. Randy has been qualified by The Supreme Court and Provincial Court of British Columbia as an expert witness and has also provided professional opinion reports to various agencies. (Curriculum Vita)

Saferway provides training in a wide variety of equipment and configurations for best student learning and experience into the industry. Our classrooms provide involvement, interaction, and socialization, along with a business-like approach to getting the job done. Our goal is to create an effective learning situation in the classroom and in vehicle.


Better Business Bureau


BC Trucking Association
  • Saferway Receives BC Trucking Association Award for 25 years Commitment to the Association and The Motor Carrier Industry. A Member since 1985


Registered with Revenue Canada
  • Saferway is registered with Revenue Canada as a certified commercial training centre.

Roadside Inspections - Driver Log Books


Roadside Inspections


Specially trained inspectors from all 50 states plus Canada and Mexico perform roadside inspections. The procedures and training were developed and are maintained by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). CVSA is an organization of state, local, provincial and federal officials responsible for administration and enforcement of motor carrier safety laws/regulations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. People from the industry are also welcome and are encouraged to join CVSA.Roadside inspections are a fact of life for owner-operators and other drivers. The main purpose of a roadside inspection is to give the commercial motor vehicle and its driver an on-the-spot safety check-up.

Motor carrier inspectors use the North American Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria maintained by CVSA to determine whether a violation is so severe that the commercial motor vehicle or driver must be placed out of service. Once a vehicle or driver has been declared “out-of-service,” motor carriers may not require (or permit) a driver to operate it until the unacceptable conditions specified in the “out-of-service” notice have been corrected.

Roadside inspections can occur practically anywhere. With advances in technology and enforcement procedures, roadside inspections are no longer limited to being conducted at permanent facilities located along our highways. Portable and mobile inspection sites that can be set up at rest areas, truck stops, or rural roadways are commonplace in many states.

Types of Roadside inspections

The CVSA has six different levels of roadside inspection, with varying degrees of emphasis and detail. Following is a brief description of the various levels:
  • Level I – This is the North American Standard Inspection. It includes examination of documents the driver is required to carry and a detailed vehicle inspection.
  • Level II – This is called the Walk-Around Driver/Vehicle Inspection. It includes an examination of the driver’s documents and vehicle inspection items that can be inspected without physically getting under the vehicle.
  • Level III – This is a Driver-Only Inspection. It involves checking the documents and items related to the driver only.
  • Level IV – These are Special Inspections. These usually involve a one-time examination of a particular item, such as checking drivers’ licenses or checking a vehicle’s brakes.
  • Level V – This is a Vehicle-Only Inspection. It is the same detailed inspection of the vehicle that is conducted during a Level I inspection, but is conducted without a driver present. This kind of inspection may be done during a compliance review at a carrier’s place of business.
  • Level VI – This inspection is an Enhanced NAS Inspection for Radioactive Shipments. As the name implies, this level of inspection is specific for select radiological shipments.

The Level I inspection is the one most often conducted.

A "typical" Level I inspection

It takes about 30 minutes to an hour for an inspector to complete a Level I inspection.

Let’s review the documents you would be expected to have on with you or in the vehicle:
Driver’s license. A current, valid license for the commercial motor vehicle he/she is driving.
Medical examiner’s certificate. A current, valid medical examiner’s certificate, and waiver if applicable.
Driver’s record of duty status (log). Driver’s log for the current day and the previous seven days. Other documents that may verify log entries may also be requested. The driver’s log shall be current to the last change of duty status.
Documentation of annual inspection. A copy of the annual inspection report or an annual inspection sticker must be on the vehicle. If complying with a mandatory state inspection program, any required document for that program.
Hazardous materials paperwork. Shipping papers must be within the driver’s immediate reach.
Permit credentials. IRP cab card, IFTA license and decals, SSRS (RS-3) receipt, any necessary temporary permits.

The following vehicle components are inspected:
  • Brakes
  • Coupling devices
  • Exhaust system
  • Frame
  • Fuel system
  • Headlights, turn signals, taillights, lights on projecting loads
  • Cargo securement
  • Steering mechanism
  • Suspension
  • Trailer body
  • Tires
  • Wheels, rims, and hubs
  • Windshield wipers
  • Hazardous materials (as applicable)

Roadside Inspection Report

At the conclusion of the inspection, the inspector will give you an inspection report and explain violations and defects (if any) that were found during the inspection. This form should be turned in to a company official upon arrival at the next terminal or other facility. If you’re not going to be at such a location within 24 hours, forward the report by mail. The motor carrier is required to keep a copy of the form for 12 months.

One of three results is possible after a roadside inspection:
If no violations or defects are found, you are free to go. A CVSA decal is awarded if the vehicle passes a Level I inspection. Vehicles displaying a valid CVSA decal are generally not subject to re-inspection unless a problem is observed. Decals are valid for up to three months. The inspection report must still be forwarded as described above as a matter of record.
If one or more violations/defects that don’t require you or your vehicle to be placed out of service are found, you will also be allowed to go. Within 15 days of such an inspection, any violations or defects noted at the inspection must be corrected, then noted on the form, and a company representative must sign it before returning it to the issuing agency.

Violations, other than out-of-service conditions, detected during inspection will not preclude completion of the trip. Violations must be corrected within 15 days prior to re-dispatch of the affected vehicle.
If one or more violations or defects are found to be so unsafe that they must be corrected before operation can resume, the driver and/or vehicle will be placed out of service. The inspector will indicate what needs to be done before you can drive again.
Out of service

Drivers or vehicles are not to continue operating if the driver or vehicle was placed out of service for any reason. The consequences can be severe if you leave before the out-of-service situation has been rectified or if the vehicle is driven before the out-of-service repairs are made.
Sections 383.51 and 391.15 of the regulations outline the penalty structure for drivers and carriers who violate out-of-service orders, with actual disqualification periods and fine amounts being subject to the individual judge’s discretion. The penalty schedule is as follows:
First violation – disqualification for 90 days to 2 years,
Second violation during 10-year period – disqualification for one to five years,
Third or subsequent violation during 10-year period – disqualification for three to five years,
Fines – §383.53 sets fines ranging from $1000 to $2500 for drivers who violate an out-of-service order. Your carrier is also subject to a fine if it requires or allows you to violate an out-of-service order.

Bottom line: Be Prepared!

You should be prepared for a roadside inspection at any time. How you conduct yourself can make a difference in how constructive and positive the roadside inspection experience turns out to be. You should respond in a professional, courteous manner when asked to participate in a roadside inspection.

If you are leased on to a carrier, make sure you know your carrier’s policies regarding roadside inspections. The policy should cover things like when company personnel should be notified and for what reasons. How you should handle yourself in the event of a conflict or problem should also be covered. Last, responsibilities for handling the results of an inspection (such as fines, out-of-service issues, inspection report, etc.) should be addressed in the written policy.

Read more: http://www.driverlogbooks.com/resource/roadside-inspections.htm#ixzz1sPbB5nvZ

CVSA : CVSA Programs : Operation Air Brake





Have You Checked Your Brakes Today?

Out of adjustment air brakes and brake system defects constitute the major defect areas resulting in commercial vehicles being placed out of service. Poorly adjusted or defective air brakes reduce the braking capacity for large vehicles and further inhibit their stopping distance. Under ideal conditions, the braking capacity of commercial vehicles is twice as far as that for cars and other smaller vehicles. This increases the risk to other users of the road and the driver (or his/her passengers) of the vehicle itself.

Read More;
CVSA : CVSA Programs : Operation Air Brake

Good Article by Dave Ashelman - Stereotypes and Trucking: A Match Made in the Cab | Becoming A Truck Driver: Help, Stories, Advice, and Opinions




Stereotypes and Trucking: A Match Made in the Cab
Posted on April 17, 2012 by Dave Ashelman


There are good stereotypes, and not so good ones. Stereotypes are part of the human experience. In Social Psychology, we’ve determined that children can start to marginalize by the time they are 2 years old. By the time they are 5 years old, they fully know how to stereotype groups, and know how to discriminate based on those stereotypes. Stereotypes among, and against groups tend to change over time. For example, at one time everyone said FORD stood for “Found On the Road Dead”. Now Ford outsells Chevy. Trucking stereotypes are unique because it has had the same set of basic stereotypes since the 1940s, and to a large part that’s because of our own behavior as drivers.


Read More :
Stereotypes and Trucking: A Match Made in the Cab | Becoming A Truck Driver: Help, Stories, Advice, and Opinions

Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course. Provided by Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.



Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course.
  • 16 hours of classroom theory
  • 4 hours practical and testing
Course Fee: $215.00

Prerequisite:
  • Must have valid driver’s license: Class 4, 5, 6, 7/8,"L or N"
Material Provided:
Information package containing manufacturer's data and service bulletins etc.
  • Easy to Follow Power Point Presentation
  • Air Brakes Part #1
  • Air Brakes Part #2
  • Video Presentation
  • Safe Down Hill Braking Practices
  • (ABS) for Trucks Tractors and Trailers
  • Stooping with Air
  • Brake Adjustments, Auto and Manual Slack Adjusters
  • Hands on with Air Brake Simulator and Lab Equipment.

Course Objective:

  • This is an ICBC approved course required to prepare students for the test to acquire a BC Air Brake Endorsement.
  • Students are required to complete 16 hours of theory in the classroom utilizing an air equipped training board and hands-on foundation brake.
  • Students are required to pass an air brake knowledge test and a practical test on an air-equipped vehicle.
  • The practical training and testing requires the student to identify the air brake components and perform a thorough pre-trip examination.
  • Upon successful completion of the knowledge test and practical assessment at our facility, the student must appear at an ICBC Driver Service Center within 90 days, to complete the final touch screen exam.
  • There is an 80% mark required on the touch screen exam to pass.
  • Students are required to bring a valid driver's license to class and on assessment day.
  • Testing and certification is conducted by qualified Saferway Driver Training Assessment Officers.
  • All tests and assessments are performed on Saferway equipment.
  • The student is responsible for all ICBC fees (knowledge tests, licence and road test) and medical fees.

Start your New Career today at Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.



Start your New Career today at Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

As a professional operator you will be exposed to various challenges and traffic conditions on a full-time basis.

At Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. our trained professional instructors take a great deal of pride in helping you develop and maintain professional driving techniques and skills. Saferway uses a variety of trailer configurations in its training from Vans to Flat deck configurations to help prepare you for your new career. These skills will allow you to handle driving situations in a safe and confident manner. Since 1968 Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. has provided quality training to thousands of satisfied graduates.

To find out more Call our office at 250-385-8212 and our friendly staff will walk you through our courses that best suited to your needs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Load Security Courses - Is the ground stable enough to support the load?



Load Security, Is the ground stable enough to support the load?

  • Check ground stability.
  • Use dunnage under landing gear. (Dunnage, 2x4 or some sort of support covering a larger area than the footing on the landing gear for support.)
  • Some sort of support under the nose (front) of the trailer in case of weak ground support or tipping of trailer.
Fore more information or course details on Load Security Program Call Saferway at - 250-385-8212.

Most common cause of wheel separation.



Most common cause of wheel separation - Low or No oil on hub. Are your your drivers doing proper pre-trips

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Partners in Prosperity

Saferway has been providing quality training for 44 Years.




Saferway has been providing quality training for 44 Years.

We are a full service driver training school, offering a complete range of programs.

  • Truck Training can be hourly, and you can choose to add in other programs to meet your choice. 
  • You can also opt to choose one of our Federally Certified Courses which are exempt from HST. Training is tailored to meet your demands. 

Please call our office or drop by our new training centre to discuss what training or program works best for you. Our friendly staff will be waiting to discuss your needs.

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