Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

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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

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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



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 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