Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Coquihalla Snowshed Protocol





The Coquihalla (BC Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt) is the province’s busiest mountain pass. At more than 1,200m in elevation, it’s also one of the routes hit hardest by heavy snowfall and other winter conditions.

Friday, March 3, 2017

PTSD - When Those Sirens Are Gone Official Music Video - Kevin Davison



43 year old paramedic and volunteer firefighter, Kevin Davison, teamed up with his friend Doug Foulkins to create the song titled ‘When those sirens are gone’.
It covers a number of issues that emergency services face, including returning to family life having just been to a traumatic event.
Kevin says the song has helped him and hopes it can help others.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Concrete Spill TCH Tillicum-McKenzie



And to the left you can see Saferway Driver Training School Ltd. out Training their Class one Student - Glad we were going the opposite way of the concrete truck or I would be spending the evening washing equipment!!

Bendix Air Disc Brakes for Tractors and Trailers



This video highlights the benefits of the Bendix® ADB22X™ and ADB22X-LT air disc brakes, manufactured by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB)

Want to become a Heavy Haul Driver,



Want to become a Heavy Haul Driver,

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

58th Edition DGR Amendments


IATA’s Paul Horner, Manager, Dangerous Goods Standards and Dave Brennan, Assistant Director, provide an overview of the significant changes and amendments being brought to the 58th edition of the DGR.


Chris and Erica on our up Island and mountain training day

I have been a little absent in the social media field lately due to a very busy few months in the training. I have been out in the trucks training to pick up the slack for my Instructors whom are working very hard getting students skills up for their new carrier.


So I will be out with Chris for the next three days, Chris is show some very good skills in his training. This is a shot of Chris and Erica on our up Island and mountain training day as we stopped at Parksville Scales for a break.


Out again for 8 hour today see you out and around all over #yyj and other communities, this student is doing so good we are putting off some miles. .


Friday, April 22, 2016

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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