RESS RELEASE – SURREY, BC – Ledcor Resources and Transportation (LRT) is proud to be honored with two awards at the Safety Forum and Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week Steering Committee in Surrey on October 22, 2015. LRT's Forestry and Trucking operations received the 2015 Achievement Recognition Award for TruckSafe Organizational Excellence, as well as the 2015 Achievement Recognition Award - Special Project Award for LRT's innovative DriveSAFE Truck Driver Competency and Evaluation Program.
The awards recognize LRT's efforts in improving safety performance and promoting a safe driving culture among Ledcor vehicle operators. This includes the development of a comprehensive health and safety program, the creation of training materials and achieving a Certificate of Recognition (COR), which recognizes companies who develop and implement health and safety systems that meet industry standards.
"The safety of our drivers and roads is and will always remain our highest priority," said Calvin Martin, Vice President, LRT, Forestry and Trucking. "Our DriveSAFE program will ensure that our commercial vehicle operators are equipped with the best possible knowledge and skills, so that they will continue to drive safely and arrive safely every trip."
The Truck Driver Competency and Evaluation Program will be introduced this year as part of the Ledcor DriveSAFE Strategy. The program, which is the first of its kind in the industry, will measure the technical competency (i.e. knowledge, skills and abilities) of LRT truck operators in areas such as health and safety, trip planning, preventative maintenance, and truck operation administration.
Ledcor currently operates nearly 3,000 vehicles across North America, including half-ton trucks, snow plows, logging trucks, and 200 CNG-powered urban utility vehicles