Clark wins first ever BC trucking health & safety award

COQUITLAM, B.C. — Local family-run fleet Clark Freightways has earned B.C.’s first-ever workplace health and safety award for the transportation industry.

The Certificate of Recognition, handed out by the Trucking Safety Council of BC and Minister of Labour Iain Black honors a company who has
demonstrated an exemplary commitment to health and safety.

"Trucking is the lifeblood of every industry in B.C., and the statistics on injuries and fatalities in trucking is sobering. This just has to change," said Minister Black, who commended Clark Freightways for its role in improving the roads in B.C.

"There were a third fewer injuries in the trucking industry in 2009 than there were in 2008, through the partnership of organizations such as the Trucking Safety Council of BC and WorkSafeBC,” he said.

Clark proved its dedication to safety excellence through their involvement in the COR training program and commitment to the continuous improvement and endorsement of their safety management system.

“Workplace injury rates in trucking are double that of any other industry, and this team has decided that this is not acceptable," said Donna Wilson, VP of Industry Services and Sustainability for WorkSafeBC.

Clark is a perishable and dry freight hauler serving overnight markets from Vancouver to most Interior, Northern BC and Vancouver Island communities.

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