Did you know that over 800,000 Canadians over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Recent studies show a strong correlation between sleep apnea related fatigue and vehicle crashes.
Do you know if you have sleep apnea?
While driving Your Lane do you find yourself fighting sleepiness? Do you wake up with headaches, sore throats, or unable to concentrate? Do you have memory lose, feel irritable or depressed? These are all common symptoms of sleep apnea and we recommend visiting your physician asap.
Are you looking for an employer of choice? TransX Group of Companies was named one of Canada’s best managed companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance.
Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.
For the full article and announcement of this achievement please visit our corporate website, read more here.
Nearly every job requires some level of safety training and every organization should make it a priority to ensure their assets are protected. Unfortunately long-haul trucking is one of the most dangerous jobs and safety has more to do about the driver then it does the vehicle.
If trucking is a lifestyle to you, then taking care of Your Life is probably your top priority. Safety tips for you are; getting quality family time, a balanced diet, proper sleeping routines, exercising, and feeling confident behind the wheel. These are important to you, your family, and to us too.
Driving has more fatalities than flying. Without proper training your safety is at risk and it’s not even you that we are worried about, it’s the millions of other people on the road. It’s the icy winter roads and it’s recognizing and anticipating hazardous driving situations and how those situations should be safely and properly handled.
At TransX we take a proactive approach to Your Life. We understand that when you leave your family behind that they have peace of mind you are returning safely and unharmed.
Driving in winter is never fun, not for city drivers, not for rural roads and especially not for highways.
In some areas we’re all so used to bumper-to-bumper driving that we can’t help but carry the same attitude with us on the highway. Unfortunately this can have disastrous results.
Witness what happened recently to one couple who got too close to a semi truck, as reported by The Weather Network:
The lesson to be learned is for all drivers to be aware of all surroundings. As seen in the report, the weather conditions were in white-out conditions and its at times like this where even the sturdiest of trucks can incur some impact and if you’re not keenly aware of what’s going on around you, you may otherwise not feel deep impacts like the pull of an extra vehicle. Similarly, if a civilian car is not acutely paying attention to the truck in front, to the side of or behind them, then accidents can happen.
Remember – the best way to ensure your car’s safety is to give plenty of space. Truck drivers, including TransX drivers, are well trained in being aware of other vehicles on the road, but remember that view is limited. The best tip? If you can’t see a truck driver’s rear-view mirror, there’s a good chance they can’t see you either.