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Properly Securing Your Load

We’ve all seen it – the person who underestimated the size of their order versus their vehicle at the furniture store, the car with a too-large load halfway out of the trunk, or the mattress strapped precariously to the roof. Improperly or unsecured loads can pose a serious danger not only to you, but to other drivers and riders on the road. Even pedestrians can be injured by an improperly secured load.

Top Industries for Commercial Drivers

Are you looking for a change of pace or a new career? You may want to consider the trucking or commercial driving industry in BC. In British Columbia alone, truck drivers are a vital part of numerous industries across the province, such as logging, construction, mining, food, fuel, and logistics. Trucking companies provide a transport service that is time-sensitive, flexible, and can deliver goods door-to-door. Trucks and commercial vehicles are on our highways 24-7-365: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

History of Cars

Unlike most inventions, the car was not created by just one person doodling a picture on a scrap piece of paper. There were a series of parts such as wheels, gears and the engine that needed to be created first. The first car was a collaboration of ideas and inventions that took over 5000 years to come together!

Coquihalla Highway Drivers Safety Guide

Whether you’re a commuter, wine lover, tourist, or commercial driver, you’re likely familiar with the Coquihalla Highway that connects Vancouver and the Okanagan Valley. This 186km stretch of BC’s Highway 5, known for its steep incline and unpredictable weather conditions can surely be viewed as a beautiful, scenic drive through the mountains but should also be treated with caution as ICBC estimates 400-500 crashes every winter season.

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The kind of service I received from Valley driving was excellent and of high caliber.  I did the entire program and all of it was useful to helping me pass my exam.  My experience with my instructor is to be commended immensely.  He was patient and helpful as I learned to drive, and without him I likely would not have passed that road test!  I'm thoroughly impressed by Valley Driving as a business and would like all of you to know that I appreciate how well each of you do your work.  Thanks!”

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