Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Truck Training

Thursday, November 29, 2012

We provide ICBC Certified Instructor Courses.




We provide ICBC Certified Instructor Courses.

The ideal candidate will be:

Passionate about promoting and improving the professionalism of truck drivers.
An experienced operator.
Have an interest in and demonstrated aptitude for teaching.
Comfortable with computers and advanced technology.
Willing to work shifts and weekends if necessary.
Able to relate to teaching a variety of people, this is one of the most important attributes that a good instructor must possess.
Happy to be home every day.

We provide ICBC Certified Instructor Courses.

Start a New Career:

The job of a Driving Instructor is interesting and very rewarding.
Class 1, 6 and 5/7 Driving Instructors.

Call 250-385-8212 for information

Driver Training - Class 1 Instructor Training Course



Driver Training
Class 1 Instructor Training Course

Tomorrow is the big day for these upcoming driver training students. If they are successful in there practicals tomorrow they will have completed the two week car Class 5/7 portion of the training and will receive the Class 5/7 Instructors Certificate to present to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and it will leave them with the pre-requisite to move on to Class One Commercial Transport instructor Training Portion of the program.







These student have good skills to be successful but tomorrow will be there time to show they have the skills. They must get a minimum of 80% on two Practical Exams to be successful


 

  


Good luck to all and thank you for such a great attitude and want to improve safety on our highways. We will keep you up dated in the process.

Randy A. Eckert
President
Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Bendix Tech Talk: Meeting New Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) Regulations

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Help us Support The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program

Help us Support The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program





The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program is a place where people can find hope and direction when they are the most vulnerable and in need . . . a community of caring individuals who believe there’s more to social services than providing programs . . . because love is the bottom line.

WIN $100 Saferway Gift Certificate!

The Saferway Food "Drive" this year there are even more chance to win!!!

Drop a non- perishable food donation off to our office at 2328 Government Street between now and December 21 and receive and draw entry ballot. This year there will be 3 draws:

Basket #1
P and R Western Star Jacket
P and R Western Star Hat and Toque
$50.00 Saferway Gift Certificate

Basket #2
Steve Drane Harley Davidson t shirt
Steve Drane Harley Die Cast
Saferway Toque
$50.00 Saferway Gift Certificate

Basket #3
Kal Tire Water Bottle
Kal Tire Hats (2)
Saferway Toque
$100.00 Saferway Gift Certificate

Driver Training - Truck Drivers Wanted



Truck Drivers Wanted

Truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, inter-urban, provincial and international routes. This also includes shunters who move trailers to and from loading docks and within trucking yards or lots.


A Class 1 licensed driver may also drive any other vehicle or combination of vehicles except motorcycles.

There is currently no minimum training standard for truck drivers. At present, employers have their own standards for hiring.
  • Typically employers require:
  • Secondary school level education
  • Previous experience
  • Completion of professional driver training
  • The appropriate class of license
At Saferway we provide hourly training all the way up to a comprehensive truck training course which is Federally approved and HST except.

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.

Certified Class One & Three Course:

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 manoeuvres
Highway and down-town 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

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.

Truck drivers in British Columbia require a Class 5 with an Air-brake Endoursment this allows you to operate any two axle vehicle with air-brakes, a Class 3 commercial license to operate vehicles with more than two axles. This includes smaller commercial vehicles such as tow trucks and dump trucks. For trucks with semi-trailers, drivers require a Class 1 driver’s license. Drivers must be at least 18 years of age to obtain a Class 3 license, and at least 19 to obtain a Class 1 license. All drivers must also meet required medical standards before receiving a license. Vision, hearing and physical and medical conditions are screened prior to licensing. To get information about types and classes of driver’s licences in B.C., go to: Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) www.icbc.com


Our friendly staff will work with you to design a schedule that best works with your needs.  Come in and check out our job board.  Our job board is updated on a daily basis.

Give us a call at 250-385-8212 - Email us at info@saferway.com - or drop by and check out our training facility, we look forward to seeing you. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Truck Driver Training Victoria, BC

Driver Training Victoria, BC


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 this page, or Call our office at 250-385-8212 and our friendly staff will walk you through our courses that best suited to your needs


Friday, November 16, 2012

Truck Driver Training, Victoria BC | Truck Driving Courses

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Truck Driver Training, Victoria BC | Truck Driving Course










Saferway has been providing quality training in Victoria, Sidney, Colwood, Sooke, Duncan, Naniamo, and the on the Mainland. for over 44 Years.

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

Truck Driver 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.

Some of our training includes:

  1. Trucks Driver,
  2. Cars,
  3. Motorcycle,
  4. Air brake,
  5. Instructors Training; class 1 trucks Class 2 bus, class 5 car, and class 6 motorcycle. Saferway's many years of experience has been providing quality instructor training on Vancouver Island.
  6. Drivers wishing to retrain or upgrade their skills. We are committed to providing high quality training for all of our students.
  7. Driver Assessments.
  8. Hazard Perception/Defensive Driver Courses
  • Saferway is licensed by ICBC and bonded to protect students.
  • Saferway is licensed by ICBC and bonded to protect students. All instructors are qualified and licensed by ICBC.
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited
  • BBB Rating A+
  • Better Better Business Bureau since 1984
  • 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.
  • Established in 1968, Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Driver Training, Victoria, BC - Class 1 Truck Driving Driving Instructors Course Starting on Sept. 10th to the 14th 2012.

















Class 1 Truck Driving Driving Instructors Course Starting on Sept. 10th to the 14th 2012

Commercial Truck Instructors:


Full Time & Part Time Career Opportunities Teaching. We are seeking individuals with a background in the trucking industry as a professional truck driver and a strong interest in training.

The ideal candidate will be:

  1. Passionate about promoting and improving the professionalism of truck drivers.
  2. An experienced operator.
  3. Have an interest in and demonstrated aptitude for teaching.
  4. Comfortable with computers and advanced technology.
  5. Willing to work shifts and weekends if necessary.
  6. Able to relate to teaching a variety of people, this is one of the most important attributes that a good instructor must possess.
  7. Happy to be home every day.

We provide ICBC Certified Instructor Courses.

For employment opportunities at Saferway please contact our office.  Call Amie at 250-385-8212

Driver Training - Instructor Training Course - Starts on November 19th 2012
















Class 5/7 Instructors Course - Starts on  November 19th and ending on the 30th 2012.

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

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.

Employment Opportunities

  1. Do you enjoy driving? Do you like to work with people?
  2. Would you like the opportunity to be able to teach?
  3. The job of an Approved Driving Instructor is interesting and very rewarding.
For More Information Call Amie at 250-385-8212

Driver Training - TDG & WHMIS November 18th 2012

November 18th 2012

Call 250-385-8212 for details.  

Transportation and Handling of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Course Content:


This four hour course covers the identification of dangerous goods and the safety requirements of packaging, loading and unloading, and the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as the displaying of proper placards on the vehicles.















Workers Hazardous Material Information System

Course Content:

This 3 hour course covers the Canadian Worker’s right to know more about the safety and health hazards of materials often used in the workplace.
The WHMIS course covers identification of workplace hazardous materials and the safety requirements for packaging and handling as well as identification requirements and labels.



Next TDG WHMIS -

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Driver Training - B.C. jobs scene just keeps trucking on

B.C. jobs scene just keeps trucking on


Job seekers are in luck when it comes to the commercial road transportation industry in British Columbia.
Trucking companies throughout BC require professional drivers, mechanics, dispatchers and operations staff right now, which means that job seekers with experience and/or training may find work within their preferred region.

For those considering training prior to joining the workforce, demand for skilled workers in the industry is likely to grow – to 2020 and beyond.

There are a number of reasons for this. For truck drivers, the industry is facing a North America-wide shortage because most are 45 years of age or older and nearing retirement (in fact, in Canada, according to a report by the Canada Trucking Human Resources Council, 58 percent of long-haul truck drivers fall in this age range).

Similar shortages exist for other jobs, including diesel engine and heavy duty mechanics.

Aside from worker shortages, economic growth in the Asia-Pacific Gateway is also driving demand for workers in transportation.

By Contributed - North Island MidWeek
Published: November 13, 2012 3:00 PM 
Updated: November 13, 2012 3:18 PM
Read more:  http://www.northislandmidweek.com/news/179195611.html


In June of 2010 Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. received an award for Appreciation of 25 Years of Commitment To The BC Trucking Association And The Motor Carrier Industry.

It is 27 Years now and we are still committed We have a dedicated and committed staff on board that are passionate about the industry. I would like to give special thanks to the staff of Saferway for their commitment. I am proud to have such a good team.


Randy A. Eckert
President
Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Drivers Wanted


Drivers Wanted


Canada and the USA need Truck Drivers


Say Check out Women in Trucking. Bethany she has her own Facebook Page

I’m a prisoner of the highway, farmer and lover of Mother Nature, the moon and stars, my long and...http://facebook.com/onegirltrucking

Driver Training -



Driver Training -


It all starts with a good attitude, to be a safe professional operator, the will to learn, it can be intimidating or overwhelming at first It is not all serious, If your not having fun your not learning.

Here is to the thousands of professionals out there that trained though Saferway, Trucking it really gets in you blood.

Driver Training / Instructor Training



Driver Training / Instructor Training


Taking a break before the Class 1-5/7 Instructors Course starts Monday November 19th 2012. It is going to be hard work for the next three weeks.

There is an advantage to getting your class one license, after years of experience you could take an approved Instructors Course as in Saferway's and then you get to teach others how to be professional operators.

There is a need for Good Professional Instructors out there. As we will be training for another school on Vancouver Island, we are also taking the importunity to train another Instructor for Saferway.

One week in class.
One week practical out in the cars.
And one week out in the trucks.

I am getting excited see you out there.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Truck Training - Super B Train Training



Truck Training

With the Air-brake course completed, the Transport Training Theory finished today the students can look forward to the On-Road Practable Training net week.

It is quite rewarding taking someone whom has never driven anything other than a little Mazda and putting them behind the wheel of a 550 hp. Tractor 18 Speed Fuller Road-ranger Trans, and loaded Super B Trailer and training them to be a safe competent prudent professional operator.

Drivers Needed in Canada & USA - Truck Training- What we will be covered in the course.
















Truck Training - What we will be covered in the course.


Course Content:

  • Introduction to the Transport Industry Vehicle Configurations and RTAC
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Hours of Service (Canada and USA)
  • Vehicle Inspections CVSA Standard and DOT Compliance
  • Basic Control
  • Progressive and Professional Shifting
  • Safe Backing Procedures
  • Coupling/Un-coupling of the Tractor/Trailer Unit
  • Visual Search
  • Communications
  • Space and Speed Management
  • Night Driving
  • Extreme Winter Driving Conditions
  • Accident Procedures
  • Border Crossing
  • Trip Planning
  • Public and Employee/Employer Relations
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Load Security Theory
  • Documentation and Manifests
  • Sliding Fifth Wheels and Tandems Load Placement and Security
  • Tie downs, Chains, Belts Tie Down of Triple Deck Trailers and Concrete
  • Handling Cargo and Loading Procedures Dry/Van, Flat Deck, and Refrigeration Units and Maintenance

It is sure nice to have students with such a great attitude toward safety and learning. I think we have another great group of transport students entering a new working field of work.

Saferway Truck Training - An old Pacific Logging Truck

An old Pacific Logging Truck we respectably pulled over for when I was on my up into Toba Inlet on an Air-brake Course I flew in to teach.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Enter to win great prizes including a $100 Saferway Gift Certificate. Proceeds will support: The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program

Support: The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program


6 days into our food drive and we have already filled our first bin with food donations! Drop by our office at 2328 Government with a non perishable food donation and enter to win great prizes including a $100 Saferway Gift Certificate. Proceeds will support: The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program

Thursday, November 1, 2012

WIN $100 Saferway Gift Certificate!




WIN $100 Saferway Gift Certificate!

The Saferway Food "Drive" starts today and this year there are even more chance to win!!!

Drop a non- perishable food donation off to our office at 2328 Government Street between now and December 21 and receive and draw entry ballot. This year there will be 3 draws:

Basket #1

  • P and R Western Star Jacket
  • P and R Western Star Hat and Toque
  • $50.00 Saferway Gift Certificate
Basket #2
  • Steve Drane Harley Davidson t shirt
  • Steve Drane Harley Die Cast
  • Saferway Toque
  • $50.00 Saferway Gift Certificate
Basket #3
  • Kal Tire Water Bottle
  • Kal Tire Hats (2)
  • Saferway Toque
  • $100.00 Saferway Gift Certificate

All food will benefit the Cridge Center Young Parent Program. Please support this great cause!