Close Call: Log trucks brush while passing on Forest Service Road

Safety Alert Type: 
Log Hauling
Location: 
Northwest of Prince George (Mossvale Area)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2013-06-27
Company Name: 
Stones Bay Holdings Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

A loaded off highway log truck was travelling down a Forest Service Road (FSR) when the driver heard another truck call up at 503 km. As the loaded truck came to a narrow at 505.5 km, the driver met the ‘up’ travelling truck. The empty truck did not clear for the loaded truck.

Both trucks were travelling about 55 – 60 km/h. As they passed each other, their bunks “hit”. Both vehicles were able to navigate through without major incident. The empty truck did not stop and ended up going to town to repair a broken bunk strap and was down for the remainder of the day.

The empty truck knew the loaded truck was approaching and was expecting to get to the next pull-out. In doing so, he passed several pull-outs (“pushing pull-outs” in an attempt to save time).

Learnings and Suggestions: 

• Review with all truck drivers the importance of obeying rules of the road. Everyone deserves to get home safe at the end of every day!

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Darren McQueen at (250) 996-8912

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