Trucking and Harvesting Advisory Group

Purpose

The Trucking Advisory Group (TAG) was established in January2014 by key forest industry representatives in response to a cluster of log trucking incidents that occurred in the late summer/fall 2013.

TAG’s objective is to improve log hauling safety performance within the forest industry. In general, safety performance within the industry has improved significantly throughout British Columbia since 2005. In 2010, the reductions plateaued, and in 2011 and 2012 the injury and fatality rates have increased. In 2013 and 2014, we have seen a higher than normal number of on highway logging truck incidents, as well as a high number of trucks spilling their loads off highway. TAG has been formed to facilitate the efforts of industry to shift safety back to an improving trend.

TAG Structure

The TAG structure consists of both a task team and steering team. The task team works directly on determining safety issues and trends that need to be addressed within the log hauling sector, formulates specific objectives to address identified concerns and defines a set of actions to achieve the objective. The task team reports to the steering team for verification of the objective(s), and action plan(s). The steering team is tasked with providing direction to the task team and aiding in key recommendations and initiatives being implemented within the industry. The BCFSC supplies facilitation and ongoing support to the TAG. TAG has initiated the following actions:

Key Documents

Terms of Reference

TAG Best Practice:  Telematics

TAG Objective:  Overweights

TAG Objective:  Seatbelt Use

TAG Procedures:  Data

TAG Procedure:  Measurement of Success

Members

Steering Team

Task Team

Staff Support

Contact TAG

To provide comments, input or feedback, please email the group at TAG@bcforestsafe.org.

File attachments
ref_LoggingTrucksInBritishColumbia.pdf
TAG-LHSafetyTAGComm.pdf
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