Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Truck Training

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:

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

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info@saferway.com

Telephone:
Customer Care:
250-385-8212

Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays please leave a message. A customer representative will contact you within 24 hours of the first business day.

Toll Free:
877-835-8212 

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