Crew Transport

17 km Bear Main/Merritt TSA
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
Upper Nicola Natural Resources
Details of Incident / Close Call: 
  • Log truck/silviculture crew suburban narrowly missed contact due to missed radio calls when approaching a frequency switch board.
  • Silviculture crew suburban took the ditch as the best option.
  • No injuries and no damage.
  • The next log truck lost time as it pulled the suburban from the ditch.


Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Ensure all crew members are aware of the radio calling procedures and use
  • the radio clearly and consistently,
  • Continue to call kms (loaded/empty) as per the road protocol and in advance
  • of any switch boards,
  • Pay attention to the radio, do not scan channels and only use one radio,
  • Do not switch channels prior to a switch board,
  • Announce your presence at the switch board and ask if anyone is close.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Shawn Nicolas (250) 350-3342

File attachments
2008-01-24 Close Call Due To Radio Callings.pdf
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