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Creating a positive safety culture

The economic recovery in Alberta is underway. Alberta businesses should see an increased pace in business activities, after Alberta’s economic downturn. During the downturn cut backs are evident and often health and safety programs have been placed secondary in the list of priority items at workplaces. How has your company been creating a positive safety culture through this tough economic time? How can your company afford to make safety a priority when we have been just keeping our heads above water in recent years?

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Payne Transportation celebrates safety, service and a passion to give back

Bison Transport took first place at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) National Fleet Safety Awards in the large fleet division. This marks the 12th consecutive year Winnipeg-based Bison Transport received the distinction.

Bison’s continued safety record as a transportation leader has been recognized throughout the industry with its commitment to quality training and best practices. The company has achieved the lowest US Department of Transportation recordable accident rate per million miles in the industry.

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Safety beyond drivers

The STA Safe Driving Awards program is a long-standing tradition of celebrating drivers who work proactively to be the safest in the industry since 1952. This year, the STA decided it was time to recognize employees of Affiliate Member companies who are also safety advocates. Safe Driving Awards in 2018, which cover the 2017 calendar year, are now available to non-carrier companies. Every role in the trucking industry is safety sensitive and every person in the industry has a role to play in promoting safety, both in the workplace and on the roadway.

For more information on the STA’s Safe Driving Award program, please contact the STA at 306-569-9696

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Safety innovations make new VNL, VNR series safest Volvo trucks ever

The new Volvo VNL and VNR series combine active safety innovations to help reduce fatigue and distraction, them the safest Volvo trucks ever.

The new VNR and new VNL series cabs are built with high-strength steel and exceed both the Volvo Swedish Cab Safety Test and ECE R-29 rollover requirements. The VNR and VNL also feature the industry’s only standard driver’s side airbag.

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