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Truck driver injury

The Top 10 risks for truck drivers

July 9, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The life of a truck driver can be risky, and the Ontario Ministry of Labour has tapped into some trucking-related expertise to identify the underlying issues that contribute to workplace injuries.


Canada Post looks to clear ‘hundreds’ of backlogged trailers

November 27, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The annual surge of online shopping linked to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals has concluded. The question that remains is how quickly the parcels will ship through Canada Post.


Pulse Survey: The safety where you work

March 29, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Safety is the key to running an efficient business. Accidents and injuries can cost time and money in insurance claims and lost productivity. In this month’s Pulse survey, we asked readers how they feel about safety in […]


Ryder preaches safety. The Canadians lead the way.

February 22, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The safety messages are found at every turn, usually in a bold red and black. There are reminders not to smoke, and the need to wear safety glasses and safety shoes. Lockout tags and keys hang from door handles to ensure vehicles are not unexpectedly started while someone is working underneath.

They’re the not-so-subtle signs of Ryder’s commitment to safety in this Mississauga, Ont., shop and beyond.


Ontario WSIB rates to climb for trucking

September 20, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Some Ontario fleets will see a bump in their Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) premiums for 2018.
The rise in rates were announced at the group’s annual general meeting Set. 20, while WSIB also announced a drop in rates for other industries, totaling about $760 million combined for 2017 and 2018.
Warehousing is among those seeing a cut, with a 7.5% decrease in premium rates from $2.95 per $100 of insurable earnings in 2017, to $2.73 per $100 of insurable earnings in 2018. The rates for general trucking, couriers, and waste materials recycling, however, will go up.


Maxim fined $48,000 after employee burned

April 24, 2017 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) has fined Manitoba-based Maxim Transportation Services nearly $50,000 after an employee suffered burns in a workplace incident in 2014.