Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Truck Training

Monday, December 22, 2014

BBB Accredited Business Review for Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

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.

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BBB Accredited Business Review for Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Busy Driver Training School Looking For Class 1 Instructor to Start Now!

Busy Driver Training School Looking For Class 1 Instructor to Start Now! - Apply at info@saferway.com

Class 1 Driving Instructor
Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

  • Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
  • Language: English
  • Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible
  • Minimum Education: High School
  • Positions Available: 3
  • NOC Group: Other Instructors (4216)
  • NOC Job Title: Driving School Instructor
  • Job Number: 184342

- See more at: http://www.workbc.ca/JobSeekers/DisplayJobPostingApply.aspx?jobid=184342&from=Search#sthash.hS5kY77V.dpuf


Looking for a Rewarding Career - We are Hiring Class 1 - 5 Instructors;


Looking for a Rewarding Career -We are Hiring Class 1 - 5 Instructors;


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.


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.


We are Hiring Class 1 - 5 Instructors;


Looking for a Rewarding Career
We are Hiring Class 1 - 5 Instructors;

Looking for a Rewarding Career -
We are Hiring Class 1 - 5 Instructors;

Contact Phn: 250-385-8212
E-mail - info@saferway.com
Web - www.saferway.com

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Our Federally Certified Course uses training material Based upon the FHWA Model Curriculum, Follows PTDI's required curriculum for PTDI-certified schools.

Our Federally Certified Course uses training material Based upon the FHWA Model Curriculum, Follows PTDI's required curriculum for PTDI-certified schools.



Courses that are certified by the Federal Government.
This means: The courses are exempt from GST, tax deductible and meet requirements for funding.



Federally Certified Course Packages
  • 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

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 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

All textbooks included. A certificate is issued upon completion. These courses are GST exempt and tax deductible and tuition receipts will be issued.

STEVE DRANE – CALLED TO THE HALL


STEVE DRANE – CALLED TO THE HALL

Local Victoria hero and owner of Steve Drane Harley-Davidson, Steve Drane who was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame this past September

Called to the Hall  There may be someone left in the British Columbia riding community who’s not familiar with the name Steve Drane, but it’s unlikely. The Victoria native has been synonymous with motorcycles for decades in this province, where his Steve Drane Harley-Davidson was established in 1987. The man is an institution here, and now he has taken his rightful place in the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame, to which he was inducted during a ceremony, Sept. 27, in Edmonton.

http://cdnbkr.ca/steve-drane-called-to-the-hall/ — with Steve Drane.

Friday, December 5, 2014

British Columbia will need thousands of new professional truck drivers by 2020.



Published on Dec 3, 2014

British Columbia will need thousands of new professional truck drivers by 2020. A driving career can be exactly the right one for young people who are independent and ready to deal with whatever comes at them, whether it’s a new city, new people, a different type of load, weather, you name it. For those who love the road, professional truck driving is a satisfying and rewarding career.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How We Shift Into Winter

4 Days left to register for Dec. 2014 Air-Brake Course 250-385-8212


4 Days left to register for Dec. 2014 Air-Brake Course 

250-385-8212

Limited Seating

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:. This is an ICBC approved course. The course is required to prepare students for the test to acquire a BC Air Brake Endorsement.


This is what the braking system looks like under those Big Rigs on the highway! By the end of the course the puzzle all comes together and we mentally put these parts on the rig.

International construction trucks working hard

Monday, December 1, 2014

Now this was a day of Trucking

Now this was a day of Trucking - 

Big Joe up front needed his older brother Red to help haul this load out of #yyj airport. 


Machine built by Ramsay Machine Works.


Who was around when Saferway operated out at Ogden Point?

Who was around when Saferway operated out at Ogden Point?

Anybody out there that took training on Old Duke or Greenpiece?

Greenpiece is retired in the bone yard but Old Duke is still out there hauling Race cars. Huh!!



Monday, November 24, 2014

Please find the attached notification about a stolen truck.

 

Please find the attached notification about a stolen truck. 

Please post/distribute this information. Distribution of stolen equipment notices is a free service provided to BCTA members. 



Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. Blog Page: Employment Opportunities Available - Apply to Safe...

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. Blog Page: Employment Opportunities Available - Apply to Safe...: Employment Opportunities Available Apply to Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. Phn. 250-385-8212E-mail; info@saferway.com Address: ...

Employment Opportunities Available - Apply to Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


Employment Opportunities Available


Apply to Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Phn. 250-385-8212E-mail; info@saferway.com
Address: 2328 Government St, Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Web Site;http://www.saferway.com/


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.


Saferway Driver Training School Ltd, Offers Chain Up Training -. Call 250-385-8212

Are you ready? - It's coming - 

Just a matter of when - Saferway Offers Chain Up Training. Call 250-385-8212


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Do you think the Commercial Road test in BC is an adequate measure of a drivers ability to operate a tractor trailer in the real world?

Do you think the Commercial Road test in BC is an adequate measure of a drivers ability to operate a tractor trailer in the real world?

From the Ministry of Transport Web Site; -  There is no provincial standard for truck driving training prior to taking the commercial road test, but you will be better prepared for success after taking a truck driving school program. -

See more at: http://tranbc.ca/2012/09/25/so-you-want-to-be-a-trucker-5-steps-to-a-class-1-licence/#sthash.PYFbtqg9.dpuf

Friday, November 7, 2014

Employment Opportunities with Saferway.

Employment Opportunities with Saferway.


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 Commercial Truck 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 and moves on to a new career.

Full Time and Part Time Career Opportunities Teaching.

We are immediately 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.

We provide ICBC Certified Instructor Courses.
For employment opportunities at Saferway please contact our office.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Class 1 Commercial Truck Driving Truck Instructors Wanted:



Class 1 Commercial Truck Driving Truck Instructors Wanted:

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.


Will train ideal candidate.

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.



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


7 tips for passing your ICBC road test

BBB Accredited Business Review for Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


BBB Accredited Business since 12/01/1984


Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.



BBB Accredited Business Review for Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Distracted Driving Josh's story





Distracted Driving - Josh's Story. A moment of distraction led to a personal tragedy for a local family. We all make decisions, every day, sometimes the consequences of those decisions can be so final. This is Josh's Story. We hope that this video makes you think twice before reaching for a phone or texting while driving.

Jaywalking "Follow the Leader" Experiment

Friday, September 26, 2014

Teens and Trucks Share the Road, Distracted Driving

B.C. transportation minister says he has no plans to cut ticket prices for BC Ferries passengers.

B.C. transportation minister says he has no plans to cut ticket prices for BC Ferries passengers.

On Wednesday, politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention unanimously endorsed a report calling for fares to be dropped.

A recent study showed increasing ticket costs have had a negative impact on the B.C. economy, costing the province billions of dollars.


Read More; http://globalnews.ca/news/1582656/provincial-government-rules-out-a-fare-rollback-for-bc-ferries/

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Detroit Integrated Power Train Video Animation

Get Your Career On the Road



Get Your Career On the Road


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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. - #66 Western Star 550hp Cummins 18 Speed Fuller Road Ranger Trans.Large Double Bunk Cab

Well it felt a little like fall coming our way today.

Pre-trips and training is a little wetter and darker this morning. Starting student off in unit #66 Western Star 550hp Cummins 18 Speed Fuller Road Ranger Trans.Large Double Bunk Cab, with a 26' Tandem Flatdeck with load of concrete.

             


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ - A Collision Mitigation Technology







Published on Jun 18, 2014


This video provides an introduction to Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ -- A Collision Mitigation technology, which delivers adaptive cruise control with braking features along with collision mitigation technology. The Bendix Wingman Advanced system delivers both warnings and active interventions to help drivers avoid, or reduce the severity of, rear-end collisions. The system provides following distance and stationary object alerts, which are always available -- whether or not cruise control is engaged. When drivers utilize the adaptive cruise control with braking feature, the system will also actively intervene to help them maintain a safe following distance behind a forward vehicle by reducing throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes. The collision mitigation feature of Bendix Wingman Advanced provides additional interventions, whether or not cruise control is active, by alerting the driver and automatically applying the brakes to help decelerate the vehicle when the system senses a rear-end collision may be imminent. The system is designed and delivered by Bendix, the North American leader in active vehicle safety and braking technologies. Ultimate responsibility for the safe operation of the vehicle remains with the driver at all times. The Wingman Advanced system DOES NOT replace the need for skilled, alert drivers exercising safe driving practices, nor the need for ongoing, comprehensive driver training. Performance of Wingman Advanced and the Bendix® ESP® stability system may be limited by poor braking system maintenance practices and improper tire maintenance. Information here is subject to change without notice. For more details, call 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit www.bendix.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/Bendix_CVS.

Professional Shifting - Introduction





How to professionally shift for fuel economy, performance and safety with Eaton manual transmissions.

The Bendix® ESP® Full Stability System - 300,000 Units and Counting





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 2014, marking a major milestone for its full-stability technology and for safety on our nation's highways, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC delivered its 300,000th Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program system for tractor-trailers, trucks, 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trucking Industry Panel: 6x2 Axles - Subtitle





With Canadian policymakers set to discuss regulations that prohibit advanced 6x2s axle configurations later this year, manufacturers and fleets have stepped up their efforts to raise awareness of the technology’s benefits.
Meritor has produced a nine-minute video, including appearances from fleets in the US and Canada and even competitor Bendix, which explains how 6×2 axles work and why they don’t pose a threat to Canada’s roadways.
The video, which can be watched below, details the benefits of 6x2s and highlights why demand for this configuration is expected to rapidly increase.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tanelle Bolt has a website dedicated to her life changing journey and also has a donation page to help cover the growing medical costs she faces.


Tanelle was a student with us earlier this year and we are shocked and saddened to hear about her accident. 

Our thoughts are with you Tannelle.



Tanelle Bolt describes herself as an accomplished swimmer and athlete. But the 27-year-old’s life changed forever last week when she decided to travel with her friends to Port Renfrew; a popular tourist destination on the west coast of Vancouver Island. That’s when a decision to jump from a high bridge into the Gordon River on the hot summer day of August 10 almost caused her to lose her life.

Bolt and her friends decided to jump from a 60 foot bridge as a way to cool off. It was something she did frequently growing up in southern Alberta.


“You grow up in small town Lethbridge, Alberta and you bridge jump because there is nothing else to do,” said Bolt.

But this time when she hit the water, something went terribly wrong. As she surfaced she felt a cold rush down her body from her sternum to her toes.

Bolton has a website dedicated to her life changing journey and also has a donation page to help cover the growing medical costs she faces.

To help out Tanellle go to; http://tanelles-journey.com/campaigns/tanelle-bolts-journey/

Friday, July 11, 2014

'Expect to get caught' warns Langley's top traffic cop - Langley Times





'Expect to get caught' warns Langley's top traffic cop - Langley Times

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Trucking troubles could drive up prices

A shortage of truck drivers, ripple effects from an extraordinarily harsh winter, new federal trucking regulations, more items needing to be transported and higher fuel costs are why some companies are having a tough time getting their deliveries on time and at a reasonable price.


http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20140702/NEWS/307020025/Trucking-troubles-could-drive-up-prices

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bendix Tech Talk: How Automatic Slack Adjusters Impact CSA, Compliance, ...





This Bendix Tech Talk from the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show discusses the Bendix® Versajust® LS™ with the WearMax™ Clutch automatic slack adjuster and how it impacts CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability), compliance, and your bottom line. Topics include brake fade, brake drag, slack adjuster adjustment rate, and more. The Bendix Tech Talk Series, presented by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC at the annual Mid-America Trucking Show, aims to help educate drivers and fleets about topics such as advanced safety technologies, energy management solutions, CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability), and reduced stopping distance. Information in this video is accurate as of March 27, 2014. For more details, 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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Get Your Career On The Road

Get Your Career On The Road

  • Transport Training Courses
  • Federally Certified Courses
  • Hourly Training
  • Air Brake Courses
  • Load Security Courses
  • Log Book Training
  • TDG
  • WHMIS

Call - 250-385-8212


Monday, June 23, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Join us on June 22nd, 2014 from 11am-3pm in the arena parking lot of the Panorama Rec Centre



Join Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. and many more community companies for:
 Team 4 Hope's TOUCH A TRUCK 2014


Join us on June 22nd, 2014 from 11am-3pm in the arena parking lot of the Panorama Rec Centre (1885 Forest Park Drive) for the 3rd Annual TOUCH A TRUCK for Pediatric Cancer Research in BC!!!


A great memory from last years Touch a Truck.

As I turned around I noticed this young fella licking my hub cap on my tractor. Nor this little fella is going to be a trucker when he grows up. 

See you there!

About Us - Saferway Driver Training School Ltd

About Us

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 Instructor Training Facility. 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. 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.


Saferway Professional Truck Training " A True Leader"


"A True Leader"

Celebrating 45 Years Serving the Driver Training and Transport Industry.

Since 1968-Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Saferway has been providing quality training in Victoria, Sidney, Colwood, Sooke, Duncan, Naniamo, and the on the Mainland. for over 45 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.
For more information on other courses available contact our friendly staff at the Saferway office.
Saferway has been the leading truck driver training school on Vancouver Island since 1968.


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Trucker Saves Baby Crawling Alone On Highway

Bryant Collins was driving on Highway 72 in Georgia when he saw the strangest thing on the side of the road: a 15-month old baby girl who was crawling alone, perilously close to the highway.

Collins pulled over his truck and rushed to save the baby from crawling into the roadway. He brought the baby girl back to his truck where he called the police and waited with her until they arrived. When she started crying, he had just the thing to calm her down.

Trucker Saves Baby Crawling Alone On Highway

There’s no boyhood dream like driving a big ol’ dump truck | Driving

Twenty-five years ago, I decided to get a Class 3 driver’s licence that would allow me to drive big trucks. Not tractor-trailers, but tandem freighters, dump trucks and moving vans.

First I needed a truck to practise on, though. A high school buddy who owned a fish-processing plant and had a few GMC Brigadier tandems hauling seafood to Boston solved the problem by getting one of his drivers to give me some supervised wheel time.

The olive green Brigadier, powered by a Screamin’ Jimmy 6V53 Detroit Diesel, was, according to my lobster fisherman instructor, about the hardest truck to shift on the road.

He told me I’d have to drive it like I hated it and, if I kept the engine screaming, the shifts would smooth out. They did, and after a half-dozen familiarization runs, I passed my driving test and the subsequent air- brake endorsement exam.



There’s no boyhood dream like driving a big ol’ dump truck | Driving

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Touch A Truck 2014. Team 4 Hope - The big event is Sunday June 5th from 11am to 3pm at Panorama Rec Center parking lot on the skating rink side.

 

Touch A Truck 2014. Team 4 Hope


The big event is Sunday June 5th from 11am to 3pm at Panorama Rec Center parking lot on the skating rink side.



Looking for More Truck Drivers | News | Today's Trucking

Construction Biz Growing, Looking for More Truck Drivers

Posted: Jun 4, 2014 02:38 PM | Last Updated: Jun 4, 2014 03:32 PM

TORONTO—Seems that everywhere you look nowadays there’re bright orange pylons and signs alerting you of construction zones. And maybe that’s because Canada's construction industry has seen steady growth over the last several years, growth which will continue throughout 2014.

"The construction industry is often a reliable indicator of an economy's strength, and right now we're seeing very encouraging growth," said Mark Bania, director of CareerBuilder Canada. "Not only has the construction industry added a wide variety of occupations over the past few years, but this growth has stretched across the entire country."

According to CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), employment in the construction industry has grown by 12 percent from 2011 to 2014, adding over 102,000 jobs and outpacing four percent growth for all jobs. One of those added occupations is truck drivers.

Construction Biz Growing, Looking for More Truck Drivers | News | Today's Trucking

Truck driver crisis still looms - “In six years, we will be short, 25,000 to 30,000 drivers across Canada,” - Regional - The Burnside News


“In six years, we will be short, 25,000 to 30,000 drivers across Canada,” says Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association in Dieppe, N.B.
The loss will be widely felt. According to a Conference Board of Canada report issued earlier this year, there are currently more than 300,000 truck drivers in Canada, which means nearly one per cent of the Canadian population and more than 1.5 per cent of the labour force are employed as a truck driver today.



Read More; Truck driver crisis still looms - Regional - The Burnside News

Truck driver crisis still looms - “In six years, we will be short, 25,000 to 30,000 drivers across Canada,” - Regional - The Burnside News


“In six years, we will be short, 25,000 to 30,000 drivers across Canada,” says Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association in Dieppe, N.B.
The loss will be widely felt. According to a Conference Board of Canada report issued earlier this year, there are currently more than 300,000 truck drivers in Canada, which means nearly one per cent of the Canadian population and more than 1.5 per cent of the labour force are employed as a truck driver today.



Read More; Truck driver crisis still looms - Regional - The Burnside News

Truck driver crisis still looms - “In six years, we will be short, 25,000 to 30,000 drivers across Canada,” - Regional - The Burnside News


“In six years, we will be short, 25,000 to 30,000 drivers across Canada,” says Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association in Dieppe, N.B.
The loss will be widely felt. According to a Conference Board of Canada report issued earlier this year, there are currently more than 300,000 truck drivers in Canada, which means nearly one per cent of the Canadian population and more than 1.5 per cent of the labour force are employed as a truck driver today.



Read More; Truck driver crisis still looms - Regional - The Burnside News

Friday, May 23, 2014

Next Air-brake Course June 7th 8th & 9th Still some seat available

Saferway Driver Training School Air-brake Course Victoria BC 


Next Air-brake Course June 7th 8th & 9th Still some seat available. To get your spot secured Call: 250-385-8212



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mother Bear Rescues Baby Bear

Published on May 20, 2014
Tornado hunter Ricky Forbes was driving through Kootenay National Park when he spotted the black bear cub sitting dangerously close to the highway.
Full story-
telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnews­video/10844543/Mother-bear-rescues-baby-­bear.html






Thursday, May 1, 2014

Truck Driver Training : Caution At The Crossroads - 1950 Educational Fil...

Truck Driver Training : Caution At The Crossroads - 1950 Educational Fil...

TBT - Throw Back Thursday, here is an oldy.



TBT - Throw Back Thursday, here is an oldy.

Sidney Freight Ltd. Where I spent over 23 years working.

Me in my late 20s. Photo taken at the CP Barge. My favorite Tractor #56 - Big Power back then 350 big cam Cummings with 13 speed Fuller Trans, and a 48ft Dry Van.

Truck Drivers - Safety tips for making right turns

BCHAZMAT Management Ltd.,


At BCHAZMAT Management Ltd., we put our clients’ welfare first. As the leader in Hazmat Management in Western Canada, we are accustomed to dealing with many diverse client sectors. From Safety Training to Terrestrial Spill Response, we provide expert assistance for all your Hazmat, Dangerous Goods, and WHMIS needs.


In today’s world of fast food and instant everything, pride and attention to detail are the foundations on which our business operates. We strive to usher in a new age of professionalism, generating a concise and effective experience for each of our clients, backed by our integrity and dedication.


The BCHAZMAT Management team is efficient and adheres to all necessary regulations and protocols. Our comprehensive approach allows us to protect the environment, as well as your interests, by keeping costs at a minimum. Let us help you with all of your compliance needs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trucking Industry in Canada: Infographic | Canada Cartage

Trucking Industry in Canada: Infographic | Canada Cartage



Canada Needs More Truckers -

Sources: Conference Board of Canada. Understanding the Truck
Driver.
Supply and Demand Gap and It's Implications for the Canadian
Economy.
Transport Canada, Transportation in Canada - Statistical
Addendum.



http://www.canadacartage.com/resource/trucking-industry-in-canada-infographic/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eaton Proving Grounds





Tucked away among the rolling fields in Marshall, Michigan, Eaton has over 600 acres of testing facilities and test tracks that support the needs of our automotive and heavy duty truck customers.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SINP addresses professional truck driver shortage

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is a madein-Saskatchewan program that began as a pilot project in 1998 and is operated under an agreement with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Changes that took effect in January 2014 have now streamlined the program.



Read More; SINP addresses professional truck driver shortage

Thursday, February 27, 2014

It was another busy day at the yard today



It was another busy day at the yard today

- Three Western Stars Jockeying for spots in coupling procedures.



Friday, February 14, 2014

Now Hiring! Employment Opportunities

 

Now Hiring!

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.

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.

We provide ICBC Certified Instructor Courses.

If this sounds like you Call:

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In the world of trucking 100 years ago

 

In the world of trucking 100 years ago

By Jack Roberts @JackRobertsCCJ on January 22, 2014.



Executive Editor Jack Roberts recently went through the archival stacks to see what trucking — and CCJ magazine — looked like 100 years ago.

As you’ll see from these images, taken from 1914 issues of Commercial Car Journal — as CCJ was then known — trucking was still much in its infancy, struggling to establish itself as a viable business model and sort out a whole host of technological issues and choices.

This early CCJ cover, from April, 1914, features an ad from Packard Motor Trucks — a common practice at the time.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Now Hiring - Busy Driver Training School - Employment Opportunities - Will Train - Certified Instructor Training Facility.

Now Hiring -

Busy Driver Training School - Employment Opportunities - Will Train - Certified Instructor Training Facility. Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. 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. 

For positions available and opportunities; Call 250-385-8212 or Till Free 877-835-8212 Email; info@saferway.com

Thursday, February 6, 2014

So what did you learn on to get your Big Rig License?

So what did you learn on to get your Big Rig License? 


Throw Back Thursday.

Looking back over 30 Years ago, 350 Hp - Two Stick Trans - Arm Strong Steering - Low to minimal insulation sound proofing for cab.

So what did you learn on to get your Big Rig License?

#throwbackthursday #twostick #kw #saferway 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Do you have any Stories about or History with this old tractor at Saferway or Grassic Terminals you would like to share?



Wednesday Time Rollback - Old Six Pack/Duke still Trucking.

Do you have any Stories about or History with this old tractor at Saferway or Grassic Terminals you would like to share?


One of the Western Star tractors that came with Saferway Driver Training School when I purchased it in 1999.

History -

  • Original Name: Six Pack
  • Run : Victoria, BC. to California.
  • Company : Grassic Transport Ltd.
  • Engine : Detroit Silver 92
  • Trans: 15 Speed Fuller 
Purchased by Saferway and then the name changed over to "The Duke" Later years I sold it to my head mechanics son who chopped off the back axle rebuilt the Silver 92 and uses it to haul their racing cars, Old Six Pack/Duke still Trucking.

Bulkmatic Transport Adopts SmartDrive Systems

To improve safety performance and fuel economy, North America’s largest dry bulk carrier is outfitting fleet with SmartDrive video-based solutions.

About SmartDrive Systems

SmartDrive Systems gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The company has compiled the world's largest storehouse of more than 60 million analyzed risky-driving events.

Seven Canadian fleets among Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For.



Seven Canadian fleets among Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For.



ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Seven of 20 companies named among the Best Fleets to Drive For are Canadian.


The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge announced the Top 20 Best Fleets, with the grand prize winners to be named at the TCA convention in March.


Top 20 fleets from Canada include: Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Man.; Brian Kurtz Trucking, Breslau, Ont.; DJ Knoll Transport, Emerald Park, Sask.; Kriska Holdings, Prescott, Ont.; TimeLine Logistic International, Saskatoon, Sask.; Transpro Freight Systems, Milton, Ont.; and Trimac Transportation, Calgary, Alta.


Best Fleets to Watch included Drive Logistics, Windsor, Ont. and Erb Group of Companies, New Hamburg, Ont.

http://www.trucknews.com/news/seven-canadian-fleets-among-top-20-best-fleets-to-drive-for/1002901080/?&er=NA

Twice as Many Trucks Are Being Ordered in 2014



Twice as Many Trucks Are Being Ordered in 2014

Posted: Feb 5, 2014 03:35 PM | Last Updated: Feb 5, 2014 03:35 PM


COLUMBUS, IN — Around 17,000 Class 5 to 7 trucks are expected to be ordered in January in North America, according to ACT Research Co. (ACT). Class 8 orders are expected around 34,700 units.

“The past four months have seen three of the top five order months this cycle for Classes 5 to 8,” said Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst with ACT, which publishes new and used commercial vehicle data and market analysis. The report covers Classes 5 through 8 vehicles for the North American market.

Even though twice as many trucks were ordered in December 2013 than both November and December 2012, in January of this year, Class 8 orders rose 9 percent. When compared to January 2013, there were 51 percent more Class 8 trucks ordered in January 2014.

Read More;  http://www.todaystrucking.com/twice-as-many-trucks-are-being-ordered-in-2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

UPS’ 4Q Profit Rises | Transport Topics Online | Trucking, Freight Transportation and Logistics News



UPS Inc. said its net income rose in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier, but fell on an adjusted basis due to unexpected volume and inclement weather.

The parcel carrier’s profit was $1.2 billion, or $1.25 a share, compared with a loss of $1.7 billion, or $1.83, in the same quarter in 2012, UPS said Jan. 30. The year-ago quarter included a pension expense. After adjusting for the pension expense, net income a year ago was $1.3 billion, or $1.32 a share.

UPS’ 4Q Profit Rises | Transport Topics Online | Trucking, Freight Transportation and Logistics News

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Western Star Trucks Australia Teams with FPR for 2014

Western Star Trucks Australia Teams with FPR for 2014


Western Star Trucks Australia is pleased to announce that it has partnered with V8 Supercar team Ford Performance Racing as the “Official Transporter” of the team, which includes the Supercheao Auto Bathurst 1000-winning Ford Pepsi Max Crew and The Bottle-O Racing Team.

Two Western Star 4800FXB prime movers will transport the team’s b-double trailers and over 100 tonnes of cars and equipment to race events around Australia.


Western Star Trucks Australia Teams with FPR for 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Another busy morning, students jockeying for positioning to start their day coupling to their trailers.

Another busy morning, students jockeying for positioning to start their day coupling to their trailers.

You got to love them Stars - Morning to night one dependable tough trucks that keep our student out training.



Driver training urged at transportation safety hearing: Land Line Magazine

Driver training urged at transportation safety hearing

By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor


The ranking Democrat on a House subcommittee said Tuesday that training entry-level truck drivers and addressing some of the basic working conditions in trucking would go a long way to improving safety on the highways.

Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents Washington, D.C., in Congress, told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit that truck safety would benefit the public as well as the truckers themselves.

Read More;
Driver training urged at transportation safety hearing: Land Line Magazine

Friday, January 24, 2014

New U.S./Canada Bridge Faces Delays Due to U.S. Funding

New U.S./Canada Bridge Faces Delays Due to U.S. Funding


Truckers might have to wait even longer than expected for the New International Trade Crossing over the Detroit River. The bridge connecting Ontario to Michigan could be delayed if the U.S. government doesn’t soon commit to paying for a customs facility on the U.S. side, according to the Globe and Mail.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Our Three Stars out there training new operators.

Our Three Stars out there training new operators.


Got to say I am real partial to the Big Texas Bumper.



Public input solicited for ways to make BC highways safer for people and wildlife | The Castlegar Source

Many of us spend a considerable amount of time driving on BC’s highways, and most of us have opinions about those highways and suggestions to make them safer for both people and wildlife.

The Ministry of Transportation has provided the public with an opportunity to comment on safety issues on BC’s highways. This includes speed limits, slow-moving vehicles, wildlife hazards, and winter tire safety.

Public input solicited for ways to make BC highways safer for people and wildlife | The Castlegar Source

Shotgun coil securement. Gene Sims of WTI Transport in Tuscaloosa, Ala., demonstrates extra safe flatbed securement .



Published on Jan 14, 2014


Gene Sims of WTI Transport in Tuscaloosa, Ala., demonstrates extra safe flatbed securement for a steel coil in a shotgun position. He also explains computation of chain and strap strength.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It Was A Busy Day At The Saferway Training Yard Today - Three Western Stars and a Bus out training. :)

It Was A Busy Day At The Saferway Training Yard Today - 

Three Western Stars and a Bus out training. :)



Online Truck Spec'ing


Online Truck Spec'ing 

Posted: Jan 22, 2014 02:48 AM | Last Updated: Jan 22, 2014 03:32 AM

International's DuraStar
Navistar has announced its new, re-designed online truck configurators for International ProStar, DuraStar, and TerraStar models. They allow customers to virtually design, build and customize their truck’s cab, exterior, interior, powertrain, and more with the click of a mouse.

read More; Online-truck-specing

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Trucker plans to climb Mount Aconcagua for Truckers Against Trafficking: Land Line Magazine

Trucker plans to climb Mount Aconcagua for Truckers Against Trafficking: Land Line Magazine


His hope is to raise at least $22,837, which is the same number of vertical feet he will climb to reach the summit. The money he raises will go directly to the nonprofit group, Truckers Against Trafficking, to further its mission to “educate, equip, empower and mobilize” the trucking industry about human trafficking. Click here to donate or find out more about Hopkins’ journey.

Trucker plans to climb Mount Aconcagua for Truckers Against Trafficking: Land Line Magazine

$40.000 for trucker in over weight fines heading from Texas to Canada;

$40.000 for trucker in over weight fines heading from Texas to Canada;


By Lee Stoll
SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. — A truck driver is blaming bad permits for putting him on a local bridge that should have collapsed right under the rig. The truck, hauling a power transformer, almost made it from Texas to Canada but it broke down on a Skagit county road in Mount Vernon. That's how state patrol learned the driver's directions were illegal. In order to get it off the road, the driver had to go through a roundabout—breaking street signs, and tearing up the concrete. State Patrol started writing tickets for more than $40,000 in fines. "This is the largest ticket I've ever seen," said Chris Baldwin with the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.

Read More - Watch Video ; http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/driver-massively-overweight-truck-receives-massive/ncwk8/

Monday, January 20, 2014

Tip of the day - Always align the kingpin on the trailer

Tip of the day -

Always align the kingpin on the trailer to go down the center of the fifth-wheel to prevent sideways stress on the landing gear of the trailer preventing potential damage.


Class 4 Training Call: 250-385-8212

Class 4 Training Call: 250-385-8212




YRC, Teamsters Back at Negotiation Table

YRC, Teamsters Back at Negotiation Table

Posted: Jan 20, 2014 09:12 AM | 
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2014 09:15 AM

OVERLAND PARKS, KS — Financially troubled truck giant YRC Worldwide and Teamsters union are looking to strike a different agreement after the union voted down a contract extension.

“The company plans to revise its proposal to both work within the requirements of the capital markets to refinance the company and protect the jobs of its 32,000 employees,” YRC stated.

Last week, Teamsters members rejected a proposal to extend their current work agreements into 2019, following the union earlier making wage and benefits concessions. They voted the proposal down by 61 percent to 39 percent.

YRC had hoped the proposal would pass because it was necessary if the company was going to receive $1.15 billion in loans to refinance its debt.

"It is clear the Teamsters understand the urgency of the current situation," said YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch. "Although the company must achieve operational costs savings in the agreement, we also understand that simply re-voting the same proposal is not an option."

But the union is willing to consider “a modified proposal that would protect our members and enhance the company's financial position, but that it must contain meaningful improvements over the last proposal.”

Read More;http://www.todaystrucking.com/yrc-teamsters-back-at-negotiation-table

Trucking firm shuts doors across northern B.C.

Trucking firm shuts doors across northern B.C.

JANUARY 20, 2014
ARTHUR WILLIAMS
CITIZEN STAFF
AWILLIAMS@PGCITIZEN.CA

At least four Prince George workers are out of a job after Canadian Freightways announced the closure of the majority of its operations in Prince George, Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert on Friday.

Heather Lee, vice president of Canadian Office and Professional Employees (COPE) union local 378, said the union was notified Friday afternoon that the company would be laying off four of its members from the Prince George office before the end of the day.

"You can imagine how that feels. We're quite disappointed by this. No company that big takes half an hour to decide to close a location," Lee said. "We haven't had an opportunity to talk about the impact on members and their families, and the community..."

Read More:http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/article/20140120/PRINCEGEORGE0101/301209994/-1/princegeorge01/trucking-firm-shuts-doors-across-northern-bc