VERNON, B.C. -- DCT Chambers Trucking has won a safety award from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.
The company, which hauls wood residuals across the Pacific Northwest, has been given the Achievement Recognition Award for TruckSafe Organizational Excellence. The award is sponsored by WorkSafeBC.
DCT Chambers is the first B.C. carrier in its class to earn WorkSafeBC and the Trucking Safety Council of B.C.’s Certificate of Recognition, which it says is the highest safety honour in the industry.
“This is a significant achievement. DCT Chambers Trucking has committed the time and recourses necessary to ensure that these safety goals could be accomplished and should be commended for their efforts,” said DCT safety consultant Paul White, of E.H.S. YSafety Consulting.
Safety initiatives at the company include: Weekly toolbox walks with a supervisor’s safety committee; satellite technology systems to monitor driving practices; safe driving rewards; driver involvement in the development of the drivers’ handbook; and dispatch and area managers are in constant contact with drivers.
“We have hundreds of trucks on highways every day, so we really value the safety of our drivers and the communities they pass through,” said assistant general manager Ryan Chambers. “It’s a huge honour for DCT to win this award.”