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Friday, December 18, 2015

Currently, women represent 48% of the Canadian workforce yet only 3% of Canada’s truck drivers. - Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


Currently, women represent 48% of the Canadian workforce yet only 3% of Canada’s truck drivers.




Currently, women represent 48% of the Canadian workforce yet only 3% of Canada’s truck drivers, technicians, and cargo workers. The trucking industry has begun taking steps toward marketing the industry to women in hopes that more female drivers will help solve the driver shortage and fill in the gaps left by aging male drivers.

As the driver shortage worsens the trucking industry has turned its attention to female drivers in hopes of attracting more women to the industry. Sources say this shift in attention is ‘about not overlooking 50% of the potential workforce in Canada’ and about lessening the driver shortage and combating the aging driver population.


Read More: http://breakawaystaffing.ca/women-in-trucking/

The shortage of qualified truck drivers in Canada may reach the tens of thousands by the start of the next decade



The shortage of qualified truck drivers in Canada



The shortage of qualified truck drivers in Canada may reach the tens of thousands by the start of the next decade, according to a recently released report from the Conference Board of Canada, leaving the industry scrambling to find ways to fill those future empty seats.

The report, funded by the Canadian Trucking Alliance and titled ‘Understanding the Truck Driver Supply and Demand Gap and Implications for the Canadian Economy,’ estimates that the gap between the supply of drivers and the demand for them could soar as high as 33,000 by 2020.

Read More: http://www.trucknews.com/features/new-report-quantifies-canadas-driver-shortage/

Thursday, November 12, 2015

When tractor-trailers become the target of drivers trying to kill themselves - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Driving a tractor-trailer truck has its challenges, but one that's seldom talked about is when big rigs become the targets of people who want to end their own lives.

New statistics provided by Nova Scotia RCMP show how frequently people travelling roads and highways under RCMP jurisdiction use vehicles to kill themselves.



When tractor-trailers become the target of drivers trying to kill themselves - Nova Scotia - CBC News

#DriveSmartBC: WORTH READING - Empower Children in Road Safety - ILSTV.com

#DriveSmartBC: WORTH READING - Empower Children in Road Safety - ILSTV.com

Need a Job? We're Looking for 890,000 New Truck Drivers - Trucker Blog

Copyright 2015 © TruckerToTrucker.com 

Every business needs to plot a future with regards to keeping enough employees to do the job, especially if the business is growing. In the long term, an industry that is successful must make sure that during growth and retirement, there are always enough people to step in and fill the void. The more successful the business, the greater the growth and the more employees that need to be hired. It’s a simple equation that also pertains to the trucking industry as well.

We Have a Situation Here

The situation is this. Over the course of the next year, the trucking industry will need to hire about 73,000 new drivers just to keep up with the burgeoning economy. In fact, just to make ends meet for now, an additional 47,000 plus drivers this year would be ideal to keep up with customers orders in the coming months. If we take this further down the road, and if the industry keeps growing as it has been, an additional 175,000 truckers will need to be hired, just to keep pace, by 2024! And those figures are just for new trucker hires.

We Have a Bigger Situation Here

The bigger situation is this. When you take into account the average age of truckers on the road today, which is 49 years old, in the upcoming decade there are going to be a lot of people ready to retire. While all of that is fine and good, those truckers must also need to be replaced, to the tune of nearly 900,000 new drivers. That averages somewhere around 89,000 per year!

Needless to say, if a relative, a friend or a friend of a friend ever wanted to be a trucker, there is no better time than now.

Hey, for the best in news, information or even selling your rig, hook up with Trucker to Trucker on the Net. We’ll steer you right, every time.

Copyright 2015 © TruckerToTrucker.com - All Rights ReservedRead More: Need a Job? We're Looking for 890,000 New Truck Drivers - Trucker Blog

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Winter Wildlife Watch: The Majestic Moose | TranBC


The low visibility of moose at night is wise to consider now, with daylight hours at their shortest. And if you live or travel in northern B.C., where about 70 per cent of B.C.’s approximately 210,000 moose dwell, you’ve got the longest hours of darkness in the province. -

Sunday, October 18, 2015

TAC Campaign - 20 year Anniversary retrospective montage "Everybody Hurt...

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 33,561 people died in traffic crashes in 2012 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 10,322 people who died in drunk driving crashes, accounting for 31% of all traffic deaths that year.
Read more at http://www.thisblewmymind.com/the-most-powerful-drunk-driving-ad-ever/#tMjb1XCkgVgDv6b3.99

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Is BC trailing behind - Ontario is calling for mandatory entry level training for Class A truck drivers in the province.


Saferway Driver Training​ started a large group in our Commercial Driver Entry Level Training Course this week.


This course uses the Tractor-Trailer Driver Training Manual and is based on the FHWA Model Curriculum and continues to follow the curriculum standards set by the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI).
We can see what our student will see looking out the window as they progress through this course.

OTA was informed of the minister’s decision yesterday and in an article in today’sToronto Star,the minister is quoted as saying: “We are going to go forward (with mandatory entry level training). The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is applauding an announcement from Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, calling for mandatory entry level training for Class A truck drivers in the province.


Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. has been promoting this course in BC for the past 17 years under the owner ship of Randy A. Eckert president of Saferway.
Ontario is looking to go ahead with mandatory entry level training for Class A truck drivers in the province. When will the province of BC get their head unstuck from being buried in the sand. I always felt BC to be a leader in licensing and training but not much anymore, I feel BC is trailing behind.


As stated in my other articles in BC, Commercial Testing and Training standard are too low .

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Entry Level Driver Training Will Ontario/US Get it Right? | TPI Personnel

Entry level driver training, will they get it right, I believe the odds at this point are even, this an issue that I have personally been knee deep in for a number of years as past Chairman and current BOD member of the PTDI (Professional Truck Drivers Institute), and current Co-Chair of the School Committee of the Truckload Carriers Association.


Entry Level Driver Training Will Ontario/US Get it Right? | TPI Personnel

Trucking in Canada - My First Run!





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Friday, September 25, 2015


Trucks – Getting Started & Next Steps

Make sure that accredited with the Professional Truck Drivers Institute is the program that you are going to attend so that high standard and good employment prospect after the graduation is guaranteed. You are assured of a long term career once your Commercial Driver’s License is obtained.


Read More: Trucking - Getting Started & Next Step

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Not Forgotten-Please Like and Share to show Appreciation | Capt. Shane Arnell (Ret.) | LinkedIn

Not Forgotten: For those of us in the Fire Service, 9/11/01 is a day that we truly will never forget. There is No way we can. Between the endless trainings that Fire Crews attend to overcome known obstacles of the "Responders" on that day, Monuments and Memorials to the day, Friends/ Brothers we Lost on that day, friends and brothers we are loosing today because of that day, and the endless list of Key Words that every firefighter is in tune to such as " The Towers, Trade Center, 9/11, 343, strange cancer, and so on...





Not Forgotten-Please Like and Share to show Appreciation | Capt. Shane Arnell (Ret.) | LinkedIn

Not Forgotten-Please Like and Share to show Appreciation | Capt. Shane Arnell (Ret.) | LinkedIn

Not Forgotten: For those of us in the Fire Service, 9/11/01 is a day that we truly will never forget. There is No way we can. Between the endless trainings that Fire Crews attend to overcome known obstacles of the "Responders" on that day, Monuments and Memorials to the day, Friends/ Brothers we Lost on that day, friends and brothers we are loosing today because of that day, and the endless list of Key Words that every firefighter is in tune to such as " The Towers, Trade Center, 9/11, 343, strange cancer, and so on...





Not Forgotten-Please Like and Share to show Appreciation | Capt. Shane Arnell (Ret.) | LinkedIn

Marty at the Panorama Rec. Center Caption This - So what is Marty saying here?

Marty at the Panorama Rec. Center 

Caption This - So what is Marty saying here?



Friday, September 11, 2015

Surrey company helps younger workers plot career road maps | Human Resources | Business in Vancouver

Gone are the days of one job, one career. Millennials are fast reshaping the workforce, focusing more on career exploration than on traditional ladder climbing. Multiple recent studies have shown the average millennial (someone born between the years 1982 and 2004) stays in one position no more than three years before leaving – often for an entirely new industry.





mpany helps younger workers plot career road maps | Human Resources | Business in Vancouver

Mainroad Group Careers

We are a successful, private, employee owned, British Columbian company with solid strategic plans and a strong team of dedicated and highly experienced employees who are recognized for making a difference. Mainroad employees enjoy a challenging career, pride in ownership, continuous learning, competitive benefits, and the ability to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.

Imagine -- National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Imagine -- National Truck Driver Appreciation Week








Thursday, September 10, 2015

If You Think Her Kenworth Tattoo Shows Dedication, Wait Until You See Her Truck

For Canadian truck driver Audrey Cloutier, trucking is not just a job, but a lifestyle. And she shows it off in more ways than one.

Her custom Kenworth truck and trailer was a head turner at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree and it’s not hard to see why.







If You Think Her Kenworth Tattoo Shows Dedication, Wait Until You See Her Truck

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sidney Events | Balfour's Friends Foundation Fundraiser

Balfour's Friends Foundation Fundraiser takes place at the Mary Winspear Centre on Saturday, September 21, 2013. 

This event includes the Firefighter & Friends Calendar release, music, dancing, silent auction, cash bar and appetizers.

- See more at: Sidney Events | Balfour's Friends Foundation Fundraiser

Project Rebirth: The Story of one Truck's Death & Redemption

We took one of the newest most advanced trucks on the planet and completely destroyed it. Why? To see if our technicians could put it back together. And just to make it that much more fun, we only gave them 24 hours to do it. See how we can bring your truck back to life at www.RyderRebirth.com.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Female truckers are sliding into long-haul cabs as companies seek to end a driver shortage.

Female truckers are sliding into long-haul cabs as companies seek to end a driver shortage.

If your interested in a new career change call us at 250-385-8212 or e-mail: info@saferway.com



National Trucking Week 2015

National Trucking Week (NTW) was launched several years ago to recognize the 400,000+ Canadian men and women who keep the country’s freight moving.





During NTW, Bison Transport is dedicated to acknowledging our team’s contributions and continued company success.



BBB has determined that Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. meets BBB accreditation standards,


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.

- See more at:http://www.bbb.org/vancouver-island/business-reviews/driving-instruction/saferway-driver-training-school-ltd-in-victoria-bc-51


Monday, September 7, 2015

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

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 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.


ICBC Certified Air Brake Course This weekend - Sat. Sept 12th and Sun Sept 13th, 2015

ICBC Certified Air Brake Course This weekend - Sat. Sept 12th and Sun Sept 13th, 2015 

Call 250-385-8212 to register.


This is an ICBC approved course required to prepare students for the test to acquire a BC Air Brake Endorsement. Students are required to complete 16 hours of theory in the classroom utilizing an air equipped training board and hands-on foundation brake. Students are required to pass an air brake knowledge test and a practical test on an air-equipped vehicle. 


Slow Down In School Zones - Love it or hate it, Class is almost in session – and that means students and school buses will be out in full force once again.

Slow Down In School Zones

Love it or hate it,
Class is almost in session – and that means students and school buses will be out in full force once again.


Certified Air-Brake Course at Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. - Call: 250-385-8212 to Register.

Next Certified Air-Brake Course at Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


Saturday, Sept. 12th Sunday and September 13th, 2015 - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm - Call: 250-385-8212 to Register.



Saturday, September 5, 2015

Cops for Cancer BC


This fall a team of committed cops and emergency services personnel will pedal over 1000 kilometers in Cops for Cancer tours. They will raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society to fund childhood cancer research and caring support programs for children with cancer and their families.



Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Reynolds nabs first-ever CVSA driver award | iTruckTV

Ross Reynolds, a 40-year veteran truck driver with the last 29 spent with LTL carrier Con-way Freight, recently snagged the first-ever International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA), which is co-sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and HELP Inc.

Read More: Reynolds nabs first-ever CVSA driver award | iTruckTV

Worker Safety: What If YOUR Office Was Beside a Road? | TranBC

Worker Safety: What If YOUR Office Was Beside a Road?

Runaway Lanes and How to Prevent Brake Loss in Commercial Vehicles Explained | TranBC

Runaway Lanes and How to Prevent Brake Loss in Commercial Vehicles Explained

School Road and Gibsons Way intersection to be realigned

Work to realign the School Road and Gibsons Way intersection will start this month, thanks to multi-government collaboration and a bit of pressure from the public. -

ICBC, police and provincial government launch month-long distracted driving campaign

While the government of British Columbia reviews the province’s distracted driving penalties, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), police and the government are teaming up to launch a month-long campaign across the province.

Read More:  ICBC, police and provincial government launch month-long distracted driving campaign

Police ready to teach drivers the ABCs of back-to-school - Langley Times



RCMP will be out in full force, ready to teach a lesson to drivers who don’t follow the ABCs of back to school.


Read More:  Police ready to teach drivers the ABCs of back-to-school - Langley Times

Steve Drane's Harley Pride - Shaw TV Victoria

Shaw TV's Paul Beilstein meets a man whose life's work and passion is carried on two wheels.

What to Look for in a Truck Driving School | Saferway Driver Training School ltd.



What to Look for in a Truck Driving School

It’s not enough that you enroll in just any institution, especially if you want to pass your Commercial Driver’s Licence exam with flying colors. Get the best educations possible by considering these factors when looking for a truck driving schools.

Read More: - What to Look for in a Truck Driving School | Saferway Driver Training School ltd.

Testing and Training Standards are too low. So what’s your opinion on this? | Saferway Driver Training School ltd.

Testing and Training Standards are too low. So what’s your opinion on this? | Saferway Driver Training School ltd.

We are hard at work solving the two biggest challenges trucking industry: Accidents and Fuel Use. - Peloton Final



Peloton Final

Ontario's new road rules start today: What you need to know - Kitchener-Waterloo - CBC News


"Since 2009, more than 500 people have died in collisions in OPP-controlled roads, in which driver inattention was a causal factor," said Sgt. Dave Rektor of Ontario Provincial Police. "Statistically speaking, distracted driving has exceeded impaired driving as a causal factor in fatal collisions."




Read More:

Ontario's new road rules start today: What you need to know - Kitchener-Waterloo - CBC News

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

B.C. Driver Alert: When the School Bus Stops, You Stop | TranBC

From September to June, parents in rural areas send their children off to school on the big yellow school bus, trusting that their child will get to class and back home safely each day. They are counting on motorists to do the right thing (the law-abiding thing) by coming to a complete stop when approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing. -

Monday, August 31, 2015

Description:Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course. - Next Scheduled Air Brake Course


Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
 Next Scheduled Air Brake Course


When: September 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2015 - 9:00am – 5:30pm
Where: 2A 2328 Government St.. Victoria, BC, Canada V8T 5G5

Description:Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course.
Call 250-385-8212 for registration.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Meritor ChampTruck

ChampTruck is America. It’s a red-white-and-blue salute to a hard-working, competitive and fun-loving nation that depends on trucks every day of the year. If you’ve got it, a truck brought it. With the Meritor ChampTruck World Series, you’ll get to see your favorite brand of truck and your favorite driver ‘put the pedal to the metal.’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Chris Gantz, Remembrance Rescue Project - Meritor Family Day

We are excited to be here at Meritor today with the Remembrance Rescue Project. The Rescue Project and Meritor had started a partnership last year with their ability to help preserve the artefact you see behind me which is Rescue 4 from 9-11. The Rescue is just here at Meritor for the last month and having all 3 axles replaced which is not a small feat for a 1996 old fire truck. But it will definitely give it some life for the rest of its time on the road and it travels all around the country with its sister truck just teaching kids and going to community events regarding the remembrance of 9-11 and the duties and responsibilities of fire fighting.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Class Four Bus Automatic Transmission Course - Call Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. 250-385-8212

Class Four Bus Automatic Transmission Course - 



Call Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. 250-385-8212

Van-Kam's History

You must check the tires and wheels of your vehicle as part of the pre-trip inspection

Tires and wheels 

You must check the tires and wheels of your vehicle as part of the pre-trip inspection to ensure they meet safety standards. It is also a good safety practice to inspect the wheels, wheel fasteners and tires after having new tires or wheels installed.
Wheel manufacturers recommend having wheel fasteners rechecked between 80 km and 160 km after installation. Wheels and tires must be installed by a qualified installer.



Friday, August 21, 2015

Truck driver among the great national champions - “It promotes safety in the trucking industry because guys that get involved in this competition, they want to remain eligible,

Truck driver among the great national champions

SOFTEK®

The SOFTEK® system combines the fabricated, box section STEERTEK axle and MONOLEAF™ spring technology to create a cutting-edge, weight-saving front suspension system. This lightweight system delivers enhanced ride, stability and handling characteristics while reducing weight and maintenance to help increase payload capacity. SOFTEK is designed for heavy duty truck applications rated at 12,000- and 12,350-pound capacities. STEERTEK is also available with the AIRTEK front air suspension.

You Keep Us Moving – Cheri

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What to Look for in a Truck Driving School | Randy A. Eckert | LinkedIn

What to Look for in a Truck Driving School


It’s not enough that you enroll in just any institution, especially if you want to pass your Commercial Driver’s Licensure exam with flying colors. Get the best educations possible by considering these factors when looking for a truck driving schools.

I have been in the truck driver training industry for several years now and it still dumbfounds me as to how individuals choose their truck driving school. Often times they make the least important factor a priority, while failing to evaluate the most important factors properly. You want the best quality education you can get for the money, and most importantly you want to be able to land a job after graduation. Here are some important factors to consider when comparing truck driving schools.

A lot of people choose their CDL training based on the price or on their buddies advice . I won’t disagree; sometimes price is the best way to make a decision, especially if the comparisons are generic. Not all truck driving schools are equal and if you base your enrollment on pricing alone you are making a very “snap” decision that could affect the rest of your career. If you call a truck driving school to see if you can afford the training and the price is more than you had expected, then ask about financing, grants, and how others pay for the class. Know the differences between the schools so you can make a decision based on value, not simply on price.

The Major Factors That Separate the Best Schools from the Rest

Driving time, quality of training, job placement, and the quality of the instructors should all be major factors influencing your decision. Your thorough research into these areas will show you which schools are the best.

Interestingly enough, you may have been informed that one-on-one training is the best because if you’re observing instead of driving you are being cheated out of driving time. This advice is actually incorrect. The observation time is remedial time and does not count against your driving time. If you weren’t in the truck observing another student you would be sitting at a computer or studying the pre-trip; you would not be driving. Students attending schools with remedial observation time actually spend more time in and around the trucks than students with one-on-one training.

Truck Driving School Accreditation
Accreditation is an important thing to consider when shopping for a truck driving school. When a school is accredited, it means that it has met the highest standard required by Canadian agencies.

Course Certification

Course certification is another thing to look for in a driving school. When a school’s program is certified, it means that it has met the three standards (curriculum, knowledge and skills) put up by the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI,) the only governing body that certifies truck driving courses.

(Saferway’s courses are; Certified by the Federal Government, this means the courses are exempt from GST, tax deductible and meet requirements for funding. We teach using Tractor-Trailer Driver Training Manual, Based on the FHWA Model Curriculum; follows Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) curriculum standards. The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) is a 501(c)(3) organization established for the purposes of developing uniform skill, curriculum, and course standards for entry-level commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver training, and certifying training courses that, at a minimum, meet those standards.)

Truck Driving School Facilities

When looking for a driving school, you should make sure that it has all the facilities that you will need. Of course, it should have learning-conducive classrooms. The area should be clean and well-lit, with adequate heating/cooling. Enough desk space and comfortable seating should be provided to the students as well. All the needed learning aids should be accessible to the students as well.

A good truck driving school should also have a practice driving area, preferably with a space of half an acre per truck. It should be closed to public drivers to promote the safety of the drivers and instructors.
  • Saferway uses its own learning-conducive classrooms. Saferway does not out source its training or use others facilities to train in their certified courses, we only do this on in-house training/Corporate training. 
Proper Equipment

Since you want to learn how to drive a truck, it is but essential that you choose a school with well-maintained trucks. The school should have a variety of vehicles, ranging from trailers and tractors to weighted trailers.
  • (Saferway uses mechanical and repair services specialized in providing the very best mechanical and repair services to the construction and transportation industry.)
  • (Saferway provides training in a wide variety of equipment and configurations for best student learning and experience into the industry. We are not a one size fits all institution.)
Competent Instructors

In order to get an excellent education, you need to pick a school with competent instructors. The minimum requirement for teachers should be three years of driving and educational experience. Add to that, the school should help make sure that their instructors are updated with the latest practices by requiring them to attend professional development programs.
  • (Saferway consistently upgrades the instructor training providing the instructors with professional development programs.)
Quality of the Instructors

The last point is the most difficult to judge - the instructors. A good truck driving school will have instructors that are experienced, knowledgeable, caring, and capable of teaching. Instructors should also be knowledgeable about the industry; keeping up with the trends, changes, and new regulations. A school should require their instructors to stay current with the industry and to share their knowledge with the students. There are many great truck drivers out there with pins and patches for safety and years of following the rules, but not all of them make good teachers. Any teacher can become a better teacher, but you have to have that desire and ability to begin with. It is hard to assess instructors’ abilities, but you should meet with one or two instructors and even with some students from the class to get a better idea of what to expect.
  • (Saferway is not just a driver training institute, we provide Insurance Corporation of British Columbia ( ICBC) Certified Instructor Courses as well. We offer several courses: Class 1/5, Class 5, and Class 1 Upgrades from Class 5 and Class 6.) 
Appropriate Ratio

Studies have shown that small class sizes are more conducive for learning. So if you want to absorb all the info you can get, choose a school with a low student to instructor ratio. For classroom lectures, the recommended ratio is 15:1 (maximum of 20:1.)

Truck Driving School Cost

If you are short on funds, cost is another thing you should consider when browsing for a truck driving school. In order to get the best value for your money, make sure to analyze the following:

  • The cost of the course in relation to the hours of instruction time.
  • Flexibility of training.
  • Any hidden fees you might incur for insurance, drug screening and driver’s permit, to name a few.
With the many truck driving schools out there, you might have a difficult time choosing the best institution for your needs. So if you want to get the best truck driving education and training in the country, make sure to consider the said factors.



Happy school picking!


Randy A. Eckert
President
Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

What to Look for in a Truck Driving School | Randy A. Eckert | LinkedIn




Monday, August 17, 2015

WS 5700XE - Part 5 - Inside your "Home away from Home"





Inside your "Home away from Home"

Revolutionary woman - Truck News

Sitting at the boss’s end of the table in a glassed-in conference room, Andreea Crisan fields my questions about her aspirations for the trucking industry. “Whether we like it or not, the industry is not a cool place. There is a lot of room for improvement,” she says. Crisan is passionate about helping to make the industry a better place.





Revolutionary woman - Truck News

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. Offers - Super B- Training -

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. Offers - Super B- Training -

Call Saferway Driver Training at 250-385-8212 to register.

Courses that are certified by the Federal Government. Start at the beginning of every month. - Call 250-385-8212 to register .

Courses that are certified by the Federal Government. Start at the beginning of every month. 

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

Call  250-385-8212 to register .


Truck Training Courses - We offer Hourly in truck training and several courses that are certified by the Federal Government.

We offer Hourly in truck training and several courses that are certified by the Federal Government.
  • Courses that are certified by the Federal Government.
  • This means: The courses are exempt from GST, tax deductible and meet requirements for funding.
Truck Training Courses

Western Star - World of Concrete - Get Tough Challenge





Western Star's Get Tough Challenge at World of Conrete

AUGUST CLASS 1 and CLASS 3 SPECIAL - Saferway Driver Training

AUGUST CLASS 1 and CLASS 3 SPECIAL:

Class 1 and 3 on road training $80.00 per hour +GST
Minimum 3 hours
Learners Licence required
Training must occur during August 2015
Call to register 250-385-8212




Saferway Driver Training

Respect the Cone Zone





Vehicles present a significant risk to the thousands of workers who work on or beside B.C. roads. This video helps you understand what it's like to work in a cone zone and how you can help keep roadside workers safe.

Friday, August 14, 2015

AUGUST CLASS 1 and CLASS 3 SPECIAL: Training must occur during August 2015 Call to register 250-385-8212



AUGUST CLASS 1 and CLASS 3 SPECIAL:


Class 1 and 3 on road training $80.00 per hour +GST
Minimum 3 hours
Learners Licence required
Training must occur during August 2015
Call to register 250-385-8212



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AUGUST CLASS 1 and CLASS 3 SPECIAL:Class 1 and 3 on road training $80.00 per hour +GST Minimum 3 hours

AUGUST CLASS 1 and CLASS 3 SPECIAL:

Class 1 and 3 on road training $80.00 per hour +GST
Minimum 3 hours

Learners Licence required
Training must occur during August 2015
Call to register 250-385-8212


Air-brake Course - Now booking into Sept. 12th course - 250-385-8212 to Register. or E-mail: info@saferway.com





Just Completed a full Air-brake Course yesterday.


Thanks to all the successful students what a great class.


Now booking into Sept. 12th course - 250-385-8212 to Register. or E-mail : info@saferway.com


Friday, July 31, 2015

Western Star 5700XE Features





Western Star 5700XE Features


Caterpillar's History of Innovation





Holt and Best’s inventions were the foundation of the Caterpillar we are today – 90 years later, one of the world’s most admired companies and stronger than ever! Caterpillar belongs to the rare, small club of companies that changed the world. We have to respect that past in order to build our future.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nice surprise for Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.



Nice surprise for Saferway Driver Training 

when I got back from holidays,

BCTrucking Assoc plaque in recognition of 30 years commitment to the BCTA and our industry.



Friday, July 10, 2015

Meritor Defense SmartFlow Central Tire Inflation System and DriveCommand...














Dave Damian, director of sales and business development for Meritor Defense, shares the features and benefits of the company's new electronic systems: SmartFlow Central Tire Inflation System and DriveCommand Drivetrain Control. These systems are designed to improve maneuverability of military vehicles in various terrains and extreme conditions.







WS 5700XE Intro

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Thank you firefighters, and proud of you;


Thank you firefighters, and proud of you;

"To all the brave men and woman firefighters fighting these battles up close and all the people working hard on the sidelines"

Retired SVFD Firefighter


Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course. - Where - Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. Victoria, BC, Call 250-385-8212 to register.

Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course.

16 hours of classroom theory
4 hours practical and testing
Course Fee: $240.00 -
Sat, July 11th, Sun. July 12th 9:00am – 5:30pm

Where - Victoria, BC, Call 250-385-8212 to register.



Friday, June 5, 2015

Truck Training - At Saferway Driver Training School Ltd



Truck Training

As a professional operator you will be exposed to various challenges and traffic conditions on a full-time basis.

At Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. our trained professional instructors take a great deal of pride in helping you develop and maintain professional driving techniques and skills. Saferway uses a variety of trailer configurations in its training from Vans to Flat deck configurations to help prepare you for your new career. These skills will allow you to handle driving situations in a safe and confident manner. Since 1968 Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. has provided quality training to thousands of satisfied graduates.

Hourly Rate - Individual Truck Training - Class One and Three.
Federally Certified Course Packages - Class One and Three.




To find out more simply navigate through our courses by using the links athttp://www.saferway.com, 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, May 28, 2015

Check out our updated About Us Page

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 Inst. have many years of experience in the transport field.

Check out our updated About Us Page at:  http://www.saferway.com/about_2.htm

WHMIS 2015: Changes are Coming

Friday, April 10, 2015

Allie and her truck — Monster: Find Better









Allie followed her inner calling, learned how to drive a 18-wheel truck, hit the road and never looked back. Life can be a never-ending road trip. Allie has found what makes her happy. Have you?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Experts point to semi tires for rise in deadly crashes | Local News - KCCI Home

Watch video

Some are questioning if the problem is due to driving too fast and the effect on tires that are supposed to be rated for a maximum speed of 75 mph.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, no semi tractor-trailer tire is designed to go more than 81 mph and most are rated at 75 mph.


Experts point to semi tires for rise in deadly crashes | Local News - KCCI Home

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Randy A. Eckert Photography - A shot of Slim Dusty's old Mack at National Road Transport Hall of Fame.

A shot of Slim Dusty's old Mack at National Road Transport Hall of Fame.

The National Road Transport Hall of Fame is a museum that is unique to most other road transport museums throughout the world in that it has taken a lateral approach to the restoration of its world. Vehicles are props to the trials and tribulations of road transport pioneers covering all forms of road transport, from the camel strings of old to today’s modern roadtrains and stretchliner coaches.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program





This video shows commercial vehicles being tested both with and without the Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, the North American leader in active vehicle safety and braking technologies

Thursday, February 5, 2015

BC RoadTrip Time Machine Malahat 1966





As I started my professional career back in 1972 with a local company known as Sidney Freight Ltd. I have many memories of hauling up and down the Malahat to Duncan and further and back. This is a great video of the old Malahat run for us that used to do this on a dally basis for a living.

Monday, February 2, 2015

This Ford Dealer is Also a Firefighter | Go Further | Everyday Heroes





Nolan Campbell is an Arlington, Wisconsin, Ford Dealer who also manages to find time to serve as a member of an all-volunteer fire department in his small rural Wisconsin community. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Class One Commercial Instructor Positions Available -



Class One Commercial Instructor Positions Available -


Apply at Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.  -  250-385-8212