Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 7, No. 2, March 2015
Establishing a fleet safety policy can help your company maintain its CVOR registration, ensure safety over the road, and preserve your reputation with your customers. When preparing your fleet safety policy, keep in mind the following aspects of the National Safety Code and the Highway Traffic Act.
Cargo Securement (National Safety Code Std. 10)
Vehicles carrying waste, shredded scrap metal, or materials such as sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag and sale (where no particle is larger than 3.8 cm. (1.5 in.), must be covered with a tarp, canvas, or net.
Prior to departure, the driver should ensure that the load and all movable vehicle parts are adequately covered and secured. Periodic inspection and adjustments should be made throughout the trip, as is necessary to maintain the security of the load. Ensure the time of each inspection is recorded on the time sheet or daily log.
Trip Inspection Reports (National Safety Code Std. 13)
The purpose of the daily vehicle trip inspection is to identify vehicle problems and defects, and to prevent the operation of vehicles with conditions that might cause or contribute to a collision or vehicle breakdown. Commercial motor vehicles registered for or weighing 4,501 kg (9,920 lb) must carry a current trip inspection report for that vehicle or trailers and drivers must produce the report upon request.
Take the appropriate time to ensure the inspection is completed and documented properly. Violations incurred during roadside inspections might negatively reflect on the company CVOR registration or the CVOR driver abstract.
CARI’S ONTARIO CHAPTER SPRING MEETING
March 25, 2015
Delta Meadowvale Hotel, Mississauga
Our guest speaker is Rob Whistle from Gerdau. Join us for a chance to network and to learn the shredding process from one of Ontario’s largest metal shredders.
Ontario Chapter Meeting
March 25, 2015
Delta Meadowvale Hotel
6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga ON
CARI’S 74th Annual Convention
Delta St. John’s
St. John’s, Newfoundland
June 25–27, 2015
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
OARA Trade Show & Convention
March 26-28 Toronto, ON
ISRI 2015 Convention & Expo
April 21-25 Vancouver, BC
BIR World Recycling Convention & Exhibition
May 17-20 Dubai, UAE
May 6-8 Whistler BC
Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
130 Albert Street Suite 1906
Ottawa, On K1P 5G4