Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
Truck Training

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Career opportunities for qualified, and licenced Commercial Truck Driving Instructors

Career opportunities for qualified, and licenced Commercial Truck Driving Instructors


Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. (Saferway) currently has career opportunities for qualified, licenced Commercial Truck Driving Instructors to fill part time and full time positions.


Send Cover Letter and Resume to - info@saferway.com


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

Space + Visibility = Time - FOR YOU THE DRIVER TO SEE

Space + Visibility = Time - FOR YOU THE DRIVER TO SEE - Get it #yyj



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ICBC Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course - May 7th 8th & May 9th, 2016



ICBC Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course.


  • May 7th 8th & May 9th, 2016 
  • 16 hours of classroom theory
  • 4 hours practical and testing
  • Course Fee: $240.00
Prerequisite:Must have valid driver’s license: Class 4, 5, 6, 7/8,"L or N"

Material Provided:

Commercial Vehicles (A Guide for Professional Drivers and Air Brake Equipped Vehicle Drivers, British Columbia Air Brake Manual.)
Information package containing manufacturer's data and service bulletins etc.
Easy to Follow Power Point Presentation

  • Air Brakes Part #1
  • Air Brakes Part #2
  • Video Presentation


  • Safe Down Hill Braking Practices
  • (ABS) for Trucks Tractors and Trailers
  • Stooping with Air
  • Brake Adjustments, Auto and Manual Slack Adjusters
  • Hands on with Air Brake Simulator and Lab Equipment.

Course Objective:

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. 

The practical training and testing requires the student to identify the air brake components and perform a thorough pre-trip examination. Upon successful completion of the knowledge test and practical assessment at our facility, the student must appear at an ICBC Driver Service Center within 90 days, to complete the final touch screen exam.


There is an 80% mark required on the touch screen exam to pass.
Students are required to bring a valid driver's license to class and on assessment day.


Testing and certification is conducted by qualified Saferway Driver Training Assessment Officers.


All tests and assessments are performed on Saferway equipment.
The student is responsible for all ICBC fees (knowledge tests, licence and road test) and medical fees.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Jack is starting with Safety at top of his priority Early in his career - I hope you are too!!

Jack is starting with Safety at top of his priority Early in his career - I hope you are too!!


The special emphasis for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety
Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. The special emphasis for 2016 International Roadcheck is tire safety (i.e., measuring the tire tread depth, checking the tire pressure, checking to make sure that no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tire to make sure that no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls of the tire). While checking a vehicle's tires is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting tire safety as a reminder to drivers and carriers.

Friday, April 15, 2016

ICBC Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course. May 7th 8th & 9th 2016.

ICBC Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course. 

 May 7th 8th & 9th 2016.



Prerequisite:Must have valid driver’s license: Class 4, 5, 6, 7/8,"L or N"

Material Provided:
Commercial Vehicles (A Guide for Professional Drivers and Air Brake Equipped Vehicle Drivers, British Columbia Air Brake Manual.)
Information package containing manufacturer's data and service bulletins etc.

Easy to Follow Power Point Presentation
Air Brakes Part #1
Air Brakes Part #2

Video Presentation
Safe Down Hill Braking Practices
(ABS) for Trucks Tractors and Trailers
Stooping with Air
Brake Adjustments, Auto and Manual Slack Adjusters
Hands on with Air Brake Simulator and Lab Equipment.

Course Objective:
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. The practical training and testing requires the student to identify the air brake components and perform a thorough pre-trip examination. Upon successful completion of the knowledge test and practical assessment at our facility, the student must appear at an ICBC Driver Service Center within 90 days, to complete the final touch screen exam.
There is an 80% mark required on the touch screen exam to pass.

Students are required to bring a valid driver's license to class and on assessment day.

Testing and certification is conducted by qualified Saferway Driver Training Assessment Officers.

All tests and assessments are performed on Saferway equipment.
The student is responsible for all ICBC fees (knowledge tests, licence and road test) and medical fees.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Big Rigs of the 1950's and 1960's & a shot of me in my 20's Wow!!

Graeme and Dave out learning, Gear Selection, up-shifting and down-shifting Strategic positioning in traffic Intersections and cornering maneuvers -

Second day out training for Graeme and Dave

 in a Star with 

  • 550 Hp Cat 
  • 18 Speed Fuller 

Busy days and it sure is nice to have some good skilled newbies with great attitudes toward learning and safety. Graeme and Dave out learning, Gear Selection, up-shifting and down-shifting Strategic positioning in traffic Intersections and cornering maneuvers -  

Both second day operating a tractor trailer down town ‪#‎yyj‬.  Keep up the good work guys!!

Below is the rig we were out in yesterday and today.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Rewarding Careers - Commercial Instructor positions available apply to info@saferway.com

Rewarding Careers - 

Commercial Instructor positions available apply to info@saferway.com



Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. (Saferway) currently has career opportunities for qualified, licenced Commercial Truck Driving Instructors to fill part time and full time positions.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. (Saferway) currently has career opportunities for qualified, licenced Commercial Truck Driving Instructors to fill part time and full time positions. We are seeking individuals with a background in the trucking industry as a professional truck driver and a strong interest in training.

Since 1968, Saferway, a proven leader in industry, has been committed to providing high quality truck driver training through a curriculum designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the trucking industry. It is our objective that our support staff and instructors create a positive experience for our students. Through classroom courses and hands-on driving experiences, students have the opportunity to perfect their truck driving skills, enabling them to advance quickly in their career as a truck driver. Late model, well maintained vehicles are used in training.

Duties and Responsibilities;
• Instruct inexperienced students to an entry level standard on Class 1 or Class 3 vehicles
• Conduct on-site evaluations for corporate clients
• Conduct on-site training for corporate clients


Required Skills and Experience;
• Hold a valid BC Class 1 Instructor Licence
• Able to relate to teaching a variety of people, as this is one of the most important attributes that a good instructor must possess
• Experience operating a variety of vehicles
• Excellent communication skills
• Must be comfortable working both independently and in a team environment
• Clean driver’s abstract
• Must be willing to travel on occasion
• Comfortable with computers and advanced technology


Supervisory experience an asset

Candidates with previous training and evaluating experience will be given priority consideration

Send cover letter and resume to - info@saferway.com



Sunday, March 13, 2016

Safety Tips: Smoke Alarms





NFPA's Lorraine Carli explains why smoke alarms are one of the best safety inventions for your home.

For more information on consumer safety: http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp?...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Dramatic surveillance video of Douglas Street truck crash shows the moment of impact

Dramatic surveillance video of Douglas Street truck crash shows the moment of impact

A concrete staircase ripped apart, a tree torn out of the ground. This is just some of the damage left behind by Thursday’s horrific crash. Typical busy traffic on Victoria’s Douglas Street. This surveillance video captured by a camera mounted on the Red Lion Inn. But watch the truck to the left of the screen. It stops just seconds before the moment of impact. Randy Eckert of the Saferway Driver Training School says it’s a miracle the driver survived.


“I would say that he’s very lucky to be alive. The tree itself, I mean, the branches could have come through the window. The shrapnel of all the concrete, and everything, blowing up around it.”


On Thursday morning, Eckert and a student driver were in their vehicle on Douglas Street.


http://www.cheknews.ca/dramatic-video-of-douglas-street-truck-crash-red-lion-inn-151743/

Monday, February 29, 2016

Possistion Available - Commercial Class 1 Driving Instructors in Victoria, BC


Possistion Available - Commercial Class 1 Driving Instructors in Victoria, BC

Full time and Part time positions available;
Must have ICBC Driving Instructors Certificate

  • Please email resume to info@saferway.com 

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


Established in 1968, Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. (Saferway) has become a leader in the driver education and transport training industry by providing certified programs with content and duration geared to industry needs.

Read More: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/saferway-driver-training-school-looking-class-1-driving-eckert?published=u

Transport Theory Starts the beginning of every month.



Transport Theory Starts the beginning of every month.


Our Commercial Transport Theory Course Starts tomorrow morning. Some of the topics we will be covering in the course.

  • Introduction into the transport industry
  • Daily pre-trip inspections
  • Daily log books procedures
  • Defensive driving
  • Shifting techniques /clutch control and techniques
  • Double Clutching
  • Gear selection, up-shifting and down-shifting
  • Progressive Shifting
  • Professional 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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Next - Certified ICBC Air Brake Course - Sat,March 5th - Sun, March 6th, 2016.



Next - Certified ICBC Air Brake Course

Theory Portion of Certified Course

When: Sat,March 5th - Sun, March 6th, 2016.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where Office/Classroom -2A 2328 Government St. Victoria, BC, Canada V8T 5G5


Practical Assessment Portion of Certified Course

Where 800 Viewfield Rd. Esquimalt, NC
Time: 9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m (4hr. Block.)
Where Truck Yard - 800 Viewfield Rd. Victoria, BC


Course Objective:

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. The practical training and testing requires the student to identify the air brake components and perform a thorough pre-trip examination. Upon successful completion of the knowledge test and practical assessment at our facility, the student must appear at an ICBC Driver Service Center within 90 days, to complete the final touch screen exam.


There is an 80% mark required on the touch screen exam to pass.
Students are required to bring a valid driver's license to class and on assessment day.
Testing and certification is conducted by qualified Saferway Driver Training Assessment Officers.
All tests and assessments are performed on Saferway equipment.
The student is responsible for all ICBC fees (knowledge tests, licence and road test) and medical fees.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Celebrating Over 48 Years Serving BC. Since 1968 Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.


Celebrating Over 48 Years Serving BC.

Since 1968 Saferway is licensed by ICBC and bonded to protect students.

  • Better Business Bureau Accredited 
  • Member since 1984 BC Trucking Association.
  • Member since 1985 Registered with Revenue Canada.
  • Registered as a certified commercial training center.
  • Delivering Federally Certified Courses that are Based on the FHWA Model Curriculum; follows Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) curriculum standards

Friday, December 18, 2015

Saferway Driver Training School is looking to hire Commercial Class 1 Driving Instructors in Victoria, BC


Saferway Driver Training School is looking to hire 
Commercial Class 1 Driving Instructors in Victoria, BC


Full time and Part time positions available;

Must have ICBC Driving Instructors Certificate


Please email resume to info@saferway.com

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

or call - 250-385-8212 for more information.


Established in 1968, Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. (Saferway) has become a leader in the driver education and transport training industry by providing certified programs with content and duration geared to industry needs.


Saferway Driver Training School's Next - Federal Government Certified Truck Training Course Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Next - Federal Government Certified Truck Training Course
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:30 AM


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

Saferway Driver Training School's Next - ICBC Certified Air-Brake Course - January 9th 10th and 11th 2016.



Next -  ICBC Certified Air-Brake Course - 

 January 9th 10th and 11th 2016.


Certified: 20 hour Air Brake Course.

  • 16 hours of classroom theory
  • 4 hours practical and testing
  • Course Fee: $240.00

Course Objective:

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. The practical training and testing requires the student to identify the air brake components and perform a thorough pre-trip examination. Upon successful completion of the knowledge test and practical assessment at our facility, the student must appear at an ICBC Driver Service Center within 90 days, to complete the final touch screen exam.
  • There is an 80% mark required on the touch screen exam to pass.
  • Students are required to bring a valid driver's license to class and on assessment day.
  • Testing and certification is conducted by qualified Saferway Driver Training Assessment Officers.
  • All tests and assessments are performed on Saferway equipment.
  • The student is responsible for all ICBC fees (knowledge tests, licence and road test) and medical fees.

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/
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