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Safety

Safety On The Road

Safety is an essential part of NRT operations. Most often transporting hazardous goods, NRT drivers carry a huge responsibility. They are well equipped for the challenge of getting each load safely to its destination, handling it during loading and unloading with a skill born of rigorous training.

NRT’s high safety standards and ongoing training pay off. Our drivers travel in excess of eight million miles a year, much of it on winding gravel roads, though the heat and dust of summer, and the ice, blizzards, and desperate cold of winter. Our well-trained, experienced drivers assume responsibility for the day-to-day safety of their trucks, with routine checks. Every six months, vehicles undergo a mandatory government safety inspection and, at the three-month point in between, a company check.

For NRT owner-operators and company drivers, training is ongoing. All are initially company-trained. Thereafter, every three years, they take a professional driving improvement course to maintain the highest operating standards.

Refresher and update courses, taken every three years, on the safe transportation of hazardous goods (WHMIS and TDG), and an ongoing emphasis on strict safety procedures also contribute to safe operation.