This guide has been prepared by Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta, and AMTA, to assist employers with the tools and resources required for return-to-work and modified work requirements for injured workers.
Attracting, Recruiting and Retaining Drivers
Approaches to attracting, recruiting, and retaining workers for small- and medium-sized carriers
Rob Dombowsky, MBA, CPHR
AMTA Industry Advisor, Human Resources & Labour
In this paper, AMTA will outline best practices that are best applied to small and medium-sized companies but may still be applied to large companies. We will cover three areas. First, we will explore attracting potential employees to your company. Next, we will look at strategies for hiring and getting the right people on board. Finally, we will look at how to develop a retention strategy.
Psychosocial Hazard Control in Alberta's Trucking Industry
A Guide to Improving Psychological Safety for Small- and Medium-Sized Carriers
Dave A. Elniski, AMTA Industry Advisor, Safety and Compliance
Psychosocial and psychological hazards need to be addressed by safety management systems in the trucking industry. In addition to the compliance requirements under both federal and provincial legislation, carriers risk falling behind other carriers and industries by not taking steps to mitigate risk from these hazards.
However, trucking safety professionals are not as prepared to manage psychological safety; for many, this area of safety still feels new, and trucking-specific resources are scant.
AMTA has prepared this guide to addressing psychosocial hazards in trucking company safety programs as a way to assist individuals and carriers in addressing the psychological aspects of their safety programs.
Senior Advisor, Workplace Support Services
As Senior Advisor, Workplace Support Services (WSS) at AMTA, Cliff Litke acts as the face and sounding board of the AMTA to members and industry. The position encompasses all facets of the AMTA including the Injury Reduction & Training, Certificate of Recognition, Partners in Compliance and Compliance and Regulatory Affairs departments. Cliff also leads the AMTA Driver of the Month and Road Knight programs. Lately you’ll see Cliff on your computer screens as the producer behind AMTA’s regular regional meetings. With over 30 years experience in the commercial transportation industry in Alberta as a dock worker, class 1 driver, sales professional, manager, trainer and instructor (LCV, PDIC, TDG), Cliff can use this wealth of experience, as well as the help of the WSS team, to help carriers navigate uncertain territory. In his spare time, Cliff enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, and takes time for fitness, hockey and golf.
Industry Advisor, Safety & Compliance
Dave Elniski is AMTA’s Industry Advisor in Safety & Compliance in Workplace Support Services (WSS). In this role, he offers advice to carriers and individuals on occupational health and safety as well as transportation-specific safety and compliance. Dave started in the transportation industry doing a brief bit of dock and local work before hitting the road as a long-haul flatbed driver. After working in fleet safety management for an Alberta-based carrier, he was hired by AMTA and is one of the early Certified Transportation Safety Professional (CTSP) designation holders. Dave also holds the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation and is currently working on a Master’s degree where he is examining safety and social factors in the trucking industry. Outside of transportation safety, Dave is an active reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Industry Advisor, Human Resources & Labour
Rob Dombowsky is a Human Resources and Safety Industry Advisor with the Alberta Motor Transport Association. He has diverse industry experience in transportation and logistics, manufacturing, construction and human/professional services. He is also an instructor at the University of Lethbridge,
where he teaches Occupational Health and Safety as well as Human Resources and Labor Relations. With over 20 years of experience Rob has been actively engaged in the Human Resources and Safety community at local, provincial and international levels. Rob is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces having served with the United Nations, in the former Yugoslavia and other postings. Post military, Rob graduated from the University of Alberta and pursued expat opportunities in Russia, Taiwan and China. While living in Taiwan, Rob earned his Masters in Business Administration from National Taiwan University and a Certificate in International Human Resources from Cornell University. Upon returning to Canada, Rob obtained his CPHR (Chartered Human Resources Professional) designation. He is also currently enrolled at the University of Alberta in the OHS Certificate Program. In addition, Rob is a certified Lean Sensei Green Belt, with a focus on HR/Admin process improvements and work automation.
USDOT Operations as a Canadian Carrier
June 21, 2022 – Click here to read
Investigating Common Workplace Injuries: OHS Prevention Initiative Incident Investigations
April 29, 2022 – Click here to read
WCB Occupational Injury Service
Updated April 7, 2022 – Click here to read
Psychosocial Hazards Survey Results
Updated March 29, 2022 – Click here to read
Safety Fitness Certificates in Alberta
Updated February 28, 2022 – Click here to read
Light Vehicle Weight Management
February 16, 2022 – Click here to read
Partnerships in Injury Reduction for Trucking
February 7, 2022 – Click here to read
Ongoing Driver Training Ideas
January 26, 2022 – Click here to read
Psychosocial Hazards in Alberta’s Trucking Industry
January 19, 2022 – Click here to read
Incident Reporting Requirements
Updated January 12, 2022 – Click here to read
Alberta Jobs Now Program Second Intake Opens
November 16, 2021 – Click here to read
October 28, 2021 – Click here to read
Legislation, Best Practices & Everything in Between
October 14, 2021 – Click here to read
Commercial Vehicle Dual Registration
Sept. 23, 2021 – Click here to read
Alberta’s Changing Insurance Landscape
Sept. 1, 2021 – Click here to read
Canada-Alberta Job Grants and You
July 16, 2021 – Click here to read
COVID-19 and infectious diseases: Guidance and recommendations for employers
July 8, 2021 – (Click to read)
Safety Fitness Certificates in Alberta
Updated processes for applications and renewals, and the importance of the February 28th, 2022 deadline
June 15, 2021 – (Click here to read)
Collision Reviews: A New Process in Alberta for Challenging Carrier Profile Collision Points
On May 1st, 2021, the process for Alberta-based carriers to challenge Carrier Profile points from collisions changed
May 25, 2021 – (Read bulletin here)
Regional Meeting Recordings
Regional Meeting Recordings
Update: We’re returning to in-person! Calgary will take place April 6, Edmonton April 12 and Grande Prairie, April 14. Questions? Reach out to email@example.com.
Regional meetings are an opportunity for AMTA membership, stakeholders and industry experts with a passion for safety and commercial transportation come together to talk initiatives, programs, events, legislation and more. Below is a collection of recorded virtual events.
For full Regional Meeting details, click here!
Driver of the Month
Is there a driver in your fleet with an exemplary record? Do they go above and beyond not only for industry but for the motoring public? Maybe this driver is a veteran of the road, or maybe they are new to the profession but showing great skill and a passion for safety. Click here for details.
AMTA Road Knights
Our team of AMTA Road Knights stand ready to visit communities throughout the province to deliver a message of how to safely share the road with trucks and to raise awareness of industry career opportunities. AMTA Road Knights are professional transport drivers with first-class driving records who meet with the community to raise awareness of industry careers and how to safely share the road with a truck. Learn more.