LANGLEY, B.C. – SafetyDriven, the Trucking Safety Council of British Columbia, honoured three companies May 13 with the Certificate of Recognition (COR) award of excellence for achieving the highest standards of safety system excellence.
Cold Logic ULD received the best overall and best naturally aligned company; S.S. Uppal Trucking Ltd. was the best small employer; and Landtran Logistics Inc./Spruceland Terminals Ltd. was recognized as the best contracted employer.
“A great deal of commitment is required for an organization to achieve a Certificate of Recognition,” said Mark Donnelly, executive director of SafetyDriven. “Getting COR has a good influence on a company’s safety culture, which in turn drives down injury rates and claims costs. It strengthens morale and relationships within the organization and that can translate into higher productivity and a healthier workplace for everyone. And although the injury rate in trucking is down 50% in the past 10 years, there is still room to improve.”
COR awards are bestowed on companies that exceed regulatory requirements with their health and safety management systems.