Keep your mind on task (crew cab rolls over)

Safety Alert Type: 
Resource Roads
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
BC Forest Safety Council (Transportation Safety)
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

On an active resource road in the Prince George area, a crew cab truck carrying 5 passengers and the driver rolled after meeting a loaded logging truck.

Road calling procedures required that only loaded traffic call kilometres. The driver of the crew cab thought they were at a different kilometre on the road and therefore failed to find a pullout when hearing a loaded log truck call his kilometre.

The two vehicles met on a narrow stretch of road and passed without incident. However the shoulder was soft and steep which contributed to a slow roll-over of the crew cab. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

Learnings and Suggestions: 
  • Always be aware of your location (mind on task). Even experienced drivers can become distracted with thoughts, conversation and forget the importance of knowing their location.
  • As a precaution, use a 2km rule. When you hear a loaded vehicle coming within 2kms, find a pullout and wait. Roads can be narrower than normal making it difficult for vehicles to pass by each other. There may be fewer pullouts than you expect.
  • Ensure adequate planning to help contractors reduce travel on busy haul roads. • Always wear a seatbelt.


For more information on this submitted alert: 

Call the BCFSC Transportation Department at (250) 562-3215

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