DCT hauls TruckSafe award

Vernon’s DCT Chambers Trucking earns Achievement Recognition Award for TruckSafe Organizational Excellence.

Vernon’s DCT Chambers Trucking Ltd. has received the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering’s (CSSE) Achievement Recognition Award for TruckSafe Organizational Excellence.

Sponsored by WorkSafeBC, the award was given at a banquet in Langley in October.

DCT Chambers specializes in hauling wood residuals across the Pacific Northwest and is the first B.C. carrier in its class to earn WorkSafeBC and the Trucking Safety Council of BC’s Certificate of Recognition (COR) – the highest honour in the industry – in 2011. This certification, along with a comprehensive occupational health and safety program for all staff and an excellent track record, caught the CSSE’s attention.

“This is a significant achievement,” said DCT safety consultant Paul White, of E.H.S. YSafety Consulting Inc.

“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.”

Some of DCT’s unique safety initiatives include: weekly tool box talks with a supervisor’s safety committee; satellite technology systems to monitor driving practices; safe-driving rewards; driver involvement in the development of the driver’s handbook; and dispatch and area managers 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.”

With hundreds of trucks, the latest in transportation technology, and a team committed to customer service, safety and environmental protection, DCT Chambers has been one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading wood fibre and commodity carriers for nearly 50 years.