Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Truck Training

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Classic Western Star and 53' Dry Van getting ready to head out training on the un-open road today!

The Classic Western Star and 53' Dry Van getting ready to head out training on the un-open road today!



I wish I had something this nice to train on when I started driving these big rigs.




Friday, December 6, 2013

Saferway is looking to hire an ICBC Certified Class 1/5 Instructor. Interested Call 250-385-8212



Saferway is looking to hire an ICBC Certified Class 1/5 Instructor. Interested Call 250-385-8212


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.


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.

Commercial Truck Instructors:
Full Time and 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:
  • 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.

Driverless Trucks, imagine upward to 63,500 kg. or 139,994 pounds of steel truck and load barreling down the highway!


Driverless Trucks, imagine upward to 63,500 kg. or 139,994 pounds of steel truck and load barreling down the highway!


So what do you think of this idea?


New developments in active safety technology have the potential to dramatically transform the trucking industry, perhaps even culminating someday in driverless trucks,

Read More: http://www.ttnews.com/articles/showtemplatemats2013.aspx?storyid=33631

Unemployment Hits Five-Year Low, Consumer Spending Up - Trucking added 8,400 jobs for the month

Trucking added 8,400 jobs for the month, following six months of little growth, while 30,500 jobs were added in the transportation and warehousing sector, which includes trucking. The trucking figure is made up of only for-hire jobs and does not include those with private fleets or trucking activity in other sectors, such as construction.


Read More; http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2013/12/economic-watch-unemployment-hits-five-year-low-consumer-spending-up.aspx

In the next decade, the trucking industry must add 239,000 drivers, per year, to keep up with freight demand and replace the 37 percent today’s drivers that will retire.

In the next decade, the trucking industry must add 239,000 drivers, per year, to keep up with freight demand and replace the 37 percent today’s drivers that will retire. -

“We need to turn that ship in the right direction,” said panelist Keith Tuttle, president of Motor Carrier Service (MCS), a 100-truck carrier based in Toledo, Ohio. As part of the discussion on how to improve public image, the panel, moderated by CCJ Editor Jeff Crissey, discussed the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign, a new industry program.


See more at: http://www.ccjdigital.com/fleet-executive-panel-says-driver-image-engagement-critical-to-solving-shortage/#sthash.R88TaGHu.dpuf

Friday, November 29, 2013

Photo taken at the Old Sidney Freight Terminal Yard. Sidney, BC

Photo taken at the Old Sidney Freight Terminal Yard. Sidney, BC, Now the home of VanKam Freightways. I missed Roll Back Thursday. So heres Roll Back Friday,

Here is one of my favorite old trucks Hayes Bear (Clipper) 350 Hp. Cummin 13 Speed Fuller RoadRanger, Long wheel base Aluminum Frame, Rubber Back Suspension - Sidney Freight Days Late 1970's. #sidneyfreightltd

I use to haul the Nanaimo, and sometimes mixed Nanaimo and Duncan, Liqueur Store unload at 5:00am head to Campbell River for a load of news print out of Campbell River Paper Mill then straight down to the Times Columnist in Victoria, BC. to unload.
I loved hauling the Island up and down daily with this rig. A little rough MT with Rubber Back Suspension, but an amazingly smooth ride with a full load. And that big 350 Hp. was big power back then.


Randy A. Eckert
President Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


By Randy A. Eckert Photography

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Reared in a Montana trucking family, Batts came east 40 years ago to take a job with the American Trucking Associations.

Reared in a Montana trucking family, Batts came east 40 years ago to take a job with the American Trucking Associations. She spent 20 years there, rising to the post of senior vice president for government affairs. Batts helped guide the industry through an unprecedented multiyear transition to deregulation, becoming the voice of the profession in the process. Her legacy at ATA remains unmatched despite her being gone since 1994.

http://www.truckinginfo.com/blog/all-thats-trucking/story/2013/11/lana-batts-queen-of-the-road.aspx

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Please help Saferway Driver Training support the young parents and children from The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program this holiday season.

Please help Saferway Driver Training support the young parents and children from The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program this holiday season. 

Our food "DRIVE" is on now and by dropping off a non-perishable food donation to our office you can help out in our community and enter to win some great prizes!

Drop off a non perishable food item to our office and you could win one of 3 gift baskets filled with items from Western Star, Harley Davidson, Kal Tire and Saferway Driver Training



Saferway is looking to hire an ICBC Certified Class 1/5 Instructor.


Saferway is looking to hire an ICBC Certified Class 1/5 Instructor.

If you hold a valid ICBC Instructors license and are interested in joining our team please contact the office at 250-385-8212.


Interested in becoming an Instructor? Call us to find out how. We will be running a Class 1/5 Instructors course early in the new year.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Saferway is looking to hire an ICBC Certified Class 1/5 Instructor.



Saferway Driver Training Driver School Ltd.

Saferway is looking to hire an ICBC Certified Class 1/5 Instructor. If you hold a valid ICBC Instructors license and are interested in joining our team please contact the office at 250-385-8212.

Interested in becoming an Instructor? Call us to find out how. We will be running a Class 1/5 Instructors course early in the new year.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Women in Trucking






"We want to help women coming into the industry...The equipment is
just one part of it."

As part of our Women in Fleet series, we spoke with Ellen Voie, President and CEO of Women in Trucking Association, a nonprofit organization that encourages the employment of women in the trucking industry, promotes their accomplishments, and minimizes obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.

Voie founded Women in Trucking in 2007, and is a trucking industry veteran. She has written extensively about trucking and family issues, and authored two books, "Crushing Cones. What you should know before attending truck driving school" and "Marriage in the Long Run." In July, 2012, she was honored by the White House as a Transportation Innovators Champion of Change.

Women in Trucking represents all areas of the trucking industry: carriers, suppliers, individual professionals, and drivers. And they count some heavy hitters among their partners, including Frito-Lay and Walmart Transportation.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

These truckers you give respect and room.


These truckers you give respect and room.


While up in Toba Inlet during teaching an Air Brake Course I had some time to tour the Toba Montrose Electric Project.





A shot from a Harbour Air flight into Toba Inlet

A shot from a Harbour Air flight into Toba Inlet when Peter Kiewit & Sons hired me for training up at Toba Montrose Site.


You really get a sense of British Columbia's rugged and amazing coast line. Am experience every one should take to get respect of the beautiful country we live in.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Want to enter a rewarding career - Now That's Trucking!!

Want to enter a rewarding career - Now That's Trucking!!


Photo taken at:

Ramsay Group Machine Works Ltd.
Ramsay Group, founded in 1903, is a 5th generation family owned and operated business.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Butler Brothers has been serving the South Vancouver Island area with quality aggregate and ready-mix since the early 1940's.


Butler Brothers has been serving the South Vancouver Island area with quality aggregate and ready-mix since the early 1940's.




If you can do the job, you deserve the job, no matter what your gender.


If you can do the job, you deserve the job, no matter what your gender.



We're starting to see more and more female truckers 'in the driver's seat' of big trucks.


It's certainly about time that the industry recognize that if a woman can do the work, she most certainly deserves the job.


Driving a big rig isn't a 'man's job'. It's a JOB, period....doesn't matter it's team driving, flatbed trucking, jobs, or liquid hauling, if a gal can do what's required in the job description, she should be eligible for the work.

- See more at: http://www.smart-trucking.com/female-truckers.html#.UjnGAMZwrmc

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

FREE AIR BRAKES COURSE- For Brake Safety Week Saferway is giving away a seat in our November 2,3 and 4 Air Brakes Course. Share and Like this photo ON FACEBOOK (LINK to Facebook Page..)


FREE AIR BRAKES COURSE-

For Brake Safety Week Saferway is giving away a seat in our November 2,3 and 4 Air Brakes Course.

Share and Like this photo ON FACEBOOK (LINK to Facebook Page..)


To enter Share AND Like the photo on Facebook Page - (LINK to Facebook Page.)

Draw will be made on October 15.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. Celebrating 45 Years serving BC. Rolling out our new look



Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Celebrating 45 Years serving BC.

Rolling out our new look Western Star 550hp Cat, 18 Speed Trans, Spect. out for hauling Super B Trains, Hauling our Newly Detailed 53 foot Utility Dry Van, Loaded with Concrete.




Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yes we do teach different Class's in Driver Etiquette - In Cars, Trucks, Buses, and Motorcycles.

Yes we do teach different Class's in Driver Etiquette - In Cars, Trucks, Buses, and Motorcycles.

The Certified Truck Training (Click on link to see all Certified Training Curriculum.) program has 16 hours Commercial Transport Theory, then moves into the on road practical portion.  


Driving etiquette relates to the general courtesy rules which communities expect the operators of vehicles to follow while driving. Use of the term: dates back to the early 1900's and the use of horse-drawn carriages. Good driving etiquette typically involves being courteous and staying alert which varies by vehicle, situation, and location (etiquette for driving a car involves different rules than etiquette for driving an RV). Failure to adhere to this behavior can lead to increased risk of road collisions, anxiety, and to acts of road rage. Driving etiquette can extend beyond in-vehicle actions: "When a courteous driver scrapes the fender or inflicts minor damage to a parked car without its owner present, he leaves a note giving his name, his telephone number, and the name of the insurance company. If the owner is present, the courteous driver exchanges insurance information politely and contacts the proper authorities right away without incident". Breaches in driving etiquette can often be addressed amiably with a simple and immediate expression of apology. The general guiding principle behind driver etiquette is "one good turn deserves another". It is considered vital that everyone adheres to good driving etiquette. Speeding and aggressive driving, both examples of poor driving etiquette, have been cited as negative factors related to rural highways.
Drivers need education about driving etiquette to prevent them getting into accidents. 


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It was a busy day at the training yard today. With two Pre-trips going on at the same time,


Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

It was a busy day at the training yard today. With two Pre-trips going on at the same time, Two trucks running at the same time the students really had to concentrate. These guys got a great attitude and are quite equal in pre-trip skills. It was impressive watching them do there pre-trips as if they were choreographed together.

We will see how they do as the month rolls on as they are both on the longer Certified Course.



On his way down to perform for his ICBC Road Test

Road Test Day -

You got to love it when a student has put long hard hours into training and the confidence shines through the wind-shield on his way down to perform for his ICBC Road Test



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Air brake practicals - Monday

Air brake practicals - Monday



Where is the relay valve? What is the Relay valves function? Why is there a Quick Release Valve on the rear axle? What is the Quick Release Valves function? Why is there a Two-way Check Valve on the Quick Release Valve?

#trucking #truckingindustry #trucking_training #airbrake #airbrake_course

Air Brake Practicals - Monday

Air brake practicals - Monday



What valve is centre of the axle? Answer- Bobtail Protection - What does the Bobtail Protection valve do? Do you have Bobtail Protection and ABS? How does the Bobtail Protection know if you are attached to or hauling a trailer or if you are Bobtailing?


#trucking #truckingindustry #trucking_training #airbrake #airbrake_course

Air Brake Practicals - Monday


Air Brake Practicals - Monday




What type of parking system do you have.? What type of Slack Adjusters? Hoe many Reservoirs? Is there 90 degrees angle between the slack adjuster and push rod? What does that tell you?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Looking for A New Career, A Rewarding Career, - Truck Drivers Wanted.

Looking for A New Career, A Rewarding Career

Truck Drivers Wanted. 



Saferway is receiving daily calls for local driver and out of town positions.


All our students have job positions already to go to The Industry needs more truck drivers local and out of province. If you think you have what it takes to be one of thousands of professionals out there on the road: Call Saferway at 250-385-8212.

I have 41 years in the Industry and am still loving it. It has been quite a rewarding and educational career for me. If you want to know what it is all about, or just check it out, our friendly staff is there to help you. You can give us a call or drop by our training facility at 2A 2328 Government St.. Victoria, BC, Canada.
#trucking #truckers #truckingaround #trucking_jobs #trucking_training #career #careertips #jobsearch #jobseekers

Randy A. Eckert
President


Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
2A 2328 Government St..
Victoria, BC, Canada
V8T 5G5

Friday, July 26, 2013

In 2013 - We are Celebrating 45 Years!!

In 2013 - We are Celebrating 45 Years!!

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. 

Proof Of Our Success Rests With Our Satisfied Clients.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Commercial Driver Safety Tip

Commercial Driver Safety Tip

Always align the king pin in the trailer to go down the centre of the fifth wheel to prevent sideways stress on the landing gear of the trailer preventing potential damage.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This video highlights the benefits of the Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program.




This video highlights the benefits of the Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program.

Published on Jun 12, 2013

This video highlights the benefits of the Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program, the first widely available full-stability solution for the commercial vehicle market. In early 2013, marking a major milestone for its full-stability technology and for safety on our nation's highways, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC delivered its 225,000th Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program system for tractor-trailers, trucks, and motor coaches. Full-stability technology, also referred to as electronic stability program or electronic stability control, is more comprehensive than roll-only stability in its ability to mitigate loss-of-control driving situations. Unlike roll-only systems, full-stability systems -- such as the Bendix ESP system -- address both roll and directional stability. While roll-only options function optimally on dry surfaces, full-stability systems are effective in a wider range of driving and road conditions, including snowy, ice-covered, and slippery surfaces. Bendix, the North American leader in active vehicle safety and braking technologies, designs and delivers this powerful solution today. Ultimate responsibility for the safe operation of the vehicle remains with the driver at all times. The Bendix ESP system DOES NOT replace the need for skilled, alert drivers exercising safe driving practices, nor the need for ongoing, comprehensive driver training.
System performance may be limited by poor braking system maintenance practices and improper tire maintenance. Information here is subject to change without notice. Learn more. Call 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit www.bendix.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at www.brake-school.com.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sign up for TDG and get 50% off the WHMIS course

July TDG and WHMIS Sale-

Sign up for TDG and get 50% off the WHMIS course
Sunday July 14, 2013 TDG 9:00-1:00 WHMIS 2:00-5:00
Call to register 250-385-8212

#saferway #tdg #whmis #training #trucking #trucking_training

www.saferway.com

What do Top-Paying Carriers Offers with Their Best Trucking Jobs?

Many facets come together to make the best trucking jobs: routes, miles, trailer types, home time, fleet size, and pay. Today’s top-paying carriers offer pay in a number of categories to give you added incentives to join them. Here’s what to look for when considering which best trucking jobs are right for you.
What do Top-Paying Carriers Offers with Their Best Trucking Jobs?

Driver Shortage In Canada?


Driver Shortage In Canada?

Posted on April 8, 2013
Driver Training at Saferway Driver Training School in British Columbia, Photo Courtesy of Randy Eckert

In the US we have heard for years about the driver shortage. But, what about in Canada – are they experiencing the same issues? That’s the topic of one of my latest columns for Western Trucking News.

Is the story really in different on either side of the border?

Article Highlights: Follow Linkhttp://polititruck.com/drivershortageincanada/

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Emergency braking at its best!

Volvo Trucks Emergency braking at its best!





Published on Jan 21, 2013

On a test track in the new Volvo FH, together with test drivers you get to experience how the Collision Warning with Emergency Brake system can avoid a rear end collision, even if its tight!
The tractor trailer is fully loaded to 40 tons GCW.

BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS SINCE 12/01/1984 Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS SINCE 12/01/1984

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


Description
Since 1968, Saferway Driver Training School has become a leader in the Driver Education and Truck Transport Training industries by providing certified programs with content and duration geared to industry needs.

BBB Accreditation
A BBB Accredited Business since 12/01/1984
BBB has determined that Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

Reason for Rating
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Factors that raised Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.'s rating include:
Length of time business has been operating.
No complaints filed with BBB.
BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Read More;
http://www.bbb.org/vancouver-island/business-reviews/truck-driver-training/saferway-driver-training-school-ltd-in-victoria-bc-51

Commercial Operator - Tip Of The Day - #trucking #trucksafety #pretrip #compliance #roadside_inspection#roadcheck


Commercial Operator - Tip Of The Day



The most common cause of wheel separation; - Low Or NO Hub Oil-

If you can not see through the site window wipe clean or carefully remove the filler plug and Check Hub Oil Levels!

#trucking #trucksafety #pretrip #compliance #roadside_inspection#roadcheck

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Safety Tip Of The Day - - May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Safety Tip Of The Day

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Look Twice Or Even Three Times
Motorcycles aren't all as easy to see as this one
Motorcycles for the most part are harder to see in traffic.
REMEMBER
Motorcycles can be out All Year Long
Not Just May
#safetytips #motorcyclesafety #motorcycle #motorcycleaccident

Monday, April 29, 2013

5 Trends in Private Fleets

5 Trends in Private Fleets

“The number one issue is just change,” says Chris Maccio, director of sales for PacLease. “Change in EPA regulations, change in federal motor carrier safety requirements, change in the driver landscape. It's coming at us faster and faster.

“So there are just a lot of heavy issues facing private fleets. And they are under tremendous pressure every day to be a value-added service to their companies.”

“The number one issue is just change,” says Chris Maccio, director of sales for PacLease. “Change in EPA regulations, change in federal motor carrier safety requirements, change in the driver landscape. It's coming at us faster and faster.

“So there are just a lot of heavy issues facing private fleets. And they are under tremendous pressure every day to be a value-added service to their companies.”


Read more:  http://www.truckinginfo.com/article/story/2013/04/5-trends-in-private-fleets.aspx?prestitial=1

Saturday, April 27, 2013

CVSA’s Roadcheck 2013 planned for June 4-6: Land Line Magazine


CVSA’s Roadcheck 2013 planned for June 4-6

Mark your June calendars. The CVSA Roadcheck 2013 is right around the corner. The annual inspection event – the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 72-hour safety blitz – is scheduled for June 4-6.

CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).

CVSA’s Roadcheck 2013 planned for June 4-6: Land Line Magazine

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tip Of The Day - Space + Visibility = Time


Tip Of The Day


Keep a 2 to 3 Second  Following Distance

Depending on Conditions

Commercial Vehicles 3 to 4 second may be ideal.


Space + Visibility = Time

For You  The Driver  To React


Monday, April 15, 2013

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your Air Dryer - Articles - Maintenance - Articles - TruckingInfo.com

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your Air Dryer - Articles - Maintenance - Articles - TruckingInfo.com


It's more important than ever to protect a truck's air system from contamination, because there are more and more on-vehicle technologies making use of that air.

That's why having and taking proper care of an air dryer is vital. Installed between the compressor and reservoirs, the air dryer collects and removes solid, liquid, and aerosol contaminants such as water and oil before they enter the air brake system and jeopardize efficient operation.

Bendix, which has produced more than 10 million air dryers, says it's not enough to remove the moisture from the air. It says you also need to make sure the oil is being kept out of the air system.

Oil can contribute to premature damage in a variety of components such as push-pull dash valves, spring brake modulating valves, and brake chamber diaphragms. And oil-deteriorated seals can cause air system leaks that may cost you points during roadside inspection.
Read More: Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your Air Dryer - Articles - Maintenance - Articles - TruckingInfo.com

Myth - I don't need to Check Auto Slacks Fact- Automatic Slack-Adjusters Must Be Checked Regularly.

Tip of The Day

Automatic Slack-Adjusters Must Be Checked and Maintained Regularly.


Myth - I don't need to Check Auto Slacks
Fact- Automatic Slack-Adjusters Must Be Checked Regularly.

Automatic slack-adjusters are mechanical and if not properly maintained can go faulty, it may not necessarily be the slack adjuster it could be somewhere in the foundation brake system, cam, cam rollers, springs, etc.

Automatic Slack Adjusters Must Be Properly Maintained and Checked for Proper Push Rod Travel.

For proper Push Rod Travel check with your local Dealer, Technician, Mechanic, or Manufacture for the requirement on your specific equipment. Measurements may differ for each manufacturer.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Tip of The Day Commercial Truck Driver Safe Driving: Visual Search

Tip of The Day
Safe Driving: Visual Search



Safe Driving: Visual Search

Because of the size and momentum of their vehicles, professional truck drivers have the responsibility to anticipate the actions of drivers of other vehicles around them. Part of this training involves looking down the road much farther than the typical driver does looking 12 to 15 seconds ahead and then referencing back quickly into your side mirrors every 3 to 5 seconds.. This can be hard to do on hilly or curvy roads.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jury awards $58.5 million to family, says truck driver not adequately trained: Land Line Magazine

The award consists of $11.5 million in actual damages and $47 million in punitive damages


Twenty percent of the liability falls to oilfield trucking company Standard E&S, also of Lubbock, while the owner of the tanker truck, Zia Transport of Hobbs, NM, was 9 percent responsible, the jury said. The driver of the truck, Monte Lyons, was 1 percent responsible.

The award consists of $11.5 million in actual damages and $47 million in punitive damages to Santa Fe Trust, a fund set up for Udy’s family.
Read More: Jury awards $58.5 million to family, says truck driver not adequately trained: Land Line Magazine

Monday, April 8, 2013

Looks like a day of Super B Train Training!!



Saferway's Tractor Balloo with the B-Train Lead


Saferway's Tractor Balloo with the B-Train Lead getting set up to Hook up to the B-Train Tail. Looks like a day of Super B Train Training!!

Tip of The Day - Every Pre-Trip starts with the approach of the vehicle.



Tip of The Day

Every Pre-Trip starts with the approach of the vehicle.


Is it sitting level 

  • Could indicate Low front tire 
  • Springs broken
  • Suspension problems etc. 

Anything hanging down under the truck to indicate a problem 

  • Oil leaks 
  • Coolant Leaks 
  • Wires, hoses etc.


Condition of the cab and components.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tip Of The Day Always Use 3 Point Contact - Jenn Asked WHY?

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. Blog Page: Commercial Truck Driver Tip Of The Day Always Use...: Commercial Truck Driver Tip Of The Day Always Use 3-Point Contact When Entering or Exiting The Cab Of The Truck.

Jenn asked Why


Answer - Many preventable falls happen when truck drivers or passengers enter or exit a cab of a truck facing outward (Not Facing the Cab Inward) or from jumping out of the cab and not using 3 point contact. 3 point contact for clarification is 3 point of contact on the vehicle, two hands one foot or two feet one hand the same as a mountain climber would use to secure him/herself. That to be said it is mandatory and Company Policy for all Employees and Students or anybody for that matter to use 3 point contact entering or exiting Saferway Driver Training School Ltd's. Vehicles. -Note: I feel the manufactures of those fuel tanks hate truck drivers, WHY - if you look under the right foot of the student there is a fuel fill cap!!! HUh!, who in there right mind would put a fuel fill, that is where the driver fuels the vehicle with slippery diesel fuel - Right under the drivers door (and passenger door) where the driver or passengers enter and exits the cab many times a day. Good question as most student are unsure of what the 3 point contact is, and with my students I like them to know if I instruct them to do something, they need to know why I instruct them, what is the purpose, how does it help them, in this case safety I know of a few people that have not lasted as long as me in the industry simply from falls from the vehicle injuring themselves. 

SORRY NO SHORT ANSWER; Randy

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Road to ruin: Canada’s truck drivers are a dwindling resource

Road to ruin: Canada’s truck drivers are a dwindling resource


The parking lot behind one of Ottawa’s trucking schools is packed with rows of trucks parked in perfectly parallel lines. These trucks are ready to hit the open road, but could rust while they wait: Canada is on the way to experiencing it’s worst driver shortage in history. Last month, Minister of State (Transport) Minister Steven Fletcher said the driver shortage could be a particular concern in the fast-growing Western provinces” and the economy.

“If not addressed, driver shortages could become acute and a brake not just on your industry but on the wider economy,” Fletcher said in a speech to the Manitoba Trucking Association.

Follow link to video:
http://youtu.be/eiB-Y1MJhGc

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Western Star Battle Of The Big Rigs


Class 4 Bus, Defensive Driving/ Hazard Perception.


Class 4 Bus

Defensive Driving/ Hazard Perception. Daily pre-trip inspections Intersections and cornering maneuvers Highway/Downtown Safe backing procedures Parallel parking


Slow Down, Move Over Since 2009 - So why aren't we getting the message



Slow Down, Move Over Since 2009 - So why aren't we getting the message. I know on Vancouver Island BC people are not getting the message.

So Please "Slow Down, Move Over" legislation was added to the BC Motor Vehicle Act in 2009.

With more than 400 roadside workers injured or killed in BC since 2001 --this law is essential in helping to protect the professionals who risk their lives to assist us when we need help. This video was produced by the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles in British Columbia.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Road Safety Speakers - John Westhaver

John Westhaver has been speaking at schools across Canada and the USA, for almost 10 years. Students from Nova Scotia to British Columbia to Connecticut, U.S. have been inspired by John's positive message on choices and how they can have lasting consequences.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bendix - Join Us

Bendix - Join Us


This video invites people interested in transforming their future to consider a career at Bendix, which is made up of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC.Whether you are just starting out or further along on your career path, you'll find Bendix to be a high-tech trailblazer where your contributions are prized. A company with a storied history based in Northeast Ohio


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Transport - Class One Truck Training



Transport - Class One Training

We have large class this month, so when you see this remember it's a student give them a break, give a friendly wave. Remember if your driving you had to learn too!!


For Information on our training Call 250-385-8212 or e-mail info@saferway.com 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sun News : Trucking industry faces driver shortage down the road

Trucking industry faces driver shortage down the road


PATRICK GALLAGHER | QMI AGENCY

The gap between the available drivers and demand is widening, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.

It is getting harder to convince young people to consider a career in truck driving and it is likely to prove costly for the trucking industry, the consumer and retail sectors and the broader Canadian economy, the report suggests.

As many as 25,000 trucking jobs could be unfilled in the next seven years, and theimplications could be huge for industries such as agriculture and retailers.

"The food we eat, the goods that we enjoy and even the homes we live in are in large part delivered by trucks," said Vijay Gill, a principal research associate at the Conference Board of Canada.
Sun News : Trucking industry faces driver shortage down the road

NGT News - Next-Gen Transportation: Heavy-Duty Trucking Fleets Receive Incentives to Deploy Natural Gas Vehicles

Heavy-Duty Trucking Fleets Receive Incentives to Deploy Natural Gas Vehicles


British Columbia-based utility FortisBC has announced that it is awarding a total of $6 million in incentives to seven fleets in an effort to increase the number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) operating in the province.

With the funding assistance, BC Transit, BFI Canada, the City of Vancouver, Cold Star Freight System Inc., Emterra Environmental, School District No. 23 (Kelowna) and Smithrite Disposal Ltd. will collectively deploy 150 heavy-duty NGVs. This is part of a $104.5 million B.C. provincial program launched last May.
NGT News - Next-Gen Transportation: Heavy-Duty Trucking Fleets Receive Incentives to Deploy Natural Gas Vehicles

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CVSA Roadside Inspections

CVSA Roadside Inspections 



Some companies find them a pain! I on the other-hand find them a bonus. They are a great training tool for the students, they let me know if something has been missed in a pre-trip, although I have walked through every road side squeaky clean so far. This particular CVSA inspection even came with compliments to the fact he was amazed at how well I kept this truck in tip top shape, it got a clean bill of health.

This means my employees are doing a great job and the student are learning correctly.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Distracted Driving - Distracted Pedestrians!  Victoria is a beautiful City with a lot of beautiful people, but; Big Rig operators and Pedestrians need to be cautions and aware around our busy city streets.This video was produced and aired on CH News shortly after an Expert Witness case I was involved in.  It was an error in right hand cornering between a tractor trailer and a five year old boy who ...Expand this post »

Distracted Driving - Distracted Pedestrians!  Victoria is a beautiful City with a lot of beautiful people, but;

Big Rig operators and Pedestrians need to be cautions and aware around our busy city streets.

This video was produced and aired on CH News shortly after an Expert Witness case I was involved in.  It was an error in right hand cornering between a tractor trailer and a five year old boy who ...
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Saferway Driver Training Victoria, BC - Super B Train - Truck Training

Canada in Need of More Truck Drivers

Canada in Need of More Truck Drivers:


The report, which was funded by the Canadian Trucking Alliance, also says the trucking industry will face significant challenges in the future arising from congestion, changes in hours-of-service rules in the U.S., and restrictions on size and weight regulations, to name a few.
Read More Canada in Need of More Truck Drivers: Report | National | Canada | Epoch Times

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Driver shortage report quantifies overall problem, threat to economy: CTA



Driver Shortage

OTTAWA, Ont. -- A report released today indicating Canada could experience a shortage of 25,000 to 33,000 for-hire truck drivers by 2020 “reflects what the industry has been warning for years – that Canada is on the cusp of a serious shortage of truck driver capacity,” according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.


The study, commissioned by the Conference Board of Canada, funded by the CTA, and titled “Understanding the Truck Driver Supply and Demand Gap and Implications for the Canadian Economy,” puts the “magnitude of the emerging gap between the supply and demand for professional truck drivers” into perspective, according to CTA president and CEO David Bradley.
Read More; Driver shortage report quantifies overall problem, threat to economy: CTA

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

We would love to see what you are driving! Upload a picture of your work vehicle to our Facebook page.

We would love to see what you are driving! Upload a picture of your work vehicle to our Facebook page.  

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One of my first trucks back in - 1974 270 Mack two stick 5&3 hauling double A train, for Sidney Freight Ltd.  Loved that truck.


My rides now love the Super B Runs and the Western Star below you just got to love the Texas Bumper.

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We have a $50 Saferway Driver Training gift certificate to give away when our Facebook page hits 150 LIKES - 

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