2021 Certificate of Recognition (COR) Achievement of Excellence Award Announcement

SafetyDriven Announces 2021 COR Industry Award Winners

SafetyDriven- Trucking Safety Council of BC (TSCBC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Certificate of Recognition Achievement of Excellence award for 2021.

The Health and Safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) recognizes and rewards employers who implement and maintain an occupational health and safety management system that meets or exceeds the requirements for COR certification. By providing best practices for an efficient operation, COR enables companies to minimize risk to their operations and financial viability.

Companies who achieve COR- which involves standards for documentation, participation in training, an internal review process, and an on-site audit- are eligible for a 10 percent rebate on the previous year’s WorkSafeBC premiums.

SafetyDriven is a certifying partner for the transportation and warehousing sectors on behalf of WorkSafeBC, the body that issues the certification. The program is voluntary and all employers in BC are eligible to participate through their aligned certifying partner. Employers who are interested in the COR program are encouraged to enquire with WorkSafeBC or SafetyDriven regarding their eligibility.

“This year’s winners have achieved a significant level of excellence through their safety standards,” said Earl Galavan, SafetyDriven’s COR Manager. “They’ve not only met COR requirements but have also raised the bar even higher when it comes to implementing a safety program that keeps employees safe.

“These companies have embraced continuous improvement in their Safety Management System which requires much effort and dedication, and for that SafetyDriven is honoured to present them with this award.”

COR Achievement of Excellence recipients for 2021 are:

  • AFD Petroleum
  • Ball & Son Trucking Ltd.
  • Coastal Transportation and Storage Ltd.
  • ColdFront
  • Copper Mountain Mining Corporation
  • EV Logistics
  • Hollywood Trucking Ltd.
  • Transnet Carrier Ltd.

Coastal Transportation and Storage Ltd. is also presented with the Best Overall Large Employer COR Award for 2021.

Congratulations to all of the winners! Learn more about SafetyDriven’s COR Program here. For more information on each of the winners, continue reading below.

AFD Petroleum

Established in 1989, AFD Petroleum is an independent supplier of bulk fuel, lubricants, and on-site tank storage systems to companies across western Canada and Alaska. They offer efficient, state-of-the-art delivery systems, on-site fuel and oil tank storage systems, accurate online satellite tank level monitoring, a well-equipped project management team, and more. Their reputation for working with clients to understand and overcome the unique challenges they face is well earned and well deserved. Meeting the challenge of acquiring COR was a logical next step in their growth.

Ball & Son Trucking Ltd.

This local-family owned company has been in business for 5 years. They highly value the safety and wellness of their employees, and through hard work and diligence acquired COR.

Coastal Transportation and Storage Ltd.

Coastal Transportation & Storage provides LTL and TL delivery service on Vancouver Island. They pride themselves on customer service and ‘getting there when others can’t’.  Coastal Transportation and Storage specializes in serving not only the North Island but also their community through multiple sponsorships and charitable donations.  Developing a program to meet COR was a challenge they gladly accepted.


For over 50 years ColdFront has been British Columbia’s dealer providing temperature control equipment, parts and service to the transportation industry.  They have grown into sales, service, and repair of Carrier, Transicold, and Webasto equipment for trucks, trailers, and railcars.  Acquiring COR was just the next step in ColdFront’s quest for excellence.

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

Copper Mountain Mine is located near Princeton produces over 100 million pounds of copper equivalent per year.  Copper Mountain Mining Corporation invests in the local communities with most of their workforce hired locally. They also offer several successful training and development programs, including 13 apprenticeship programs supporting various disciplines. Understanding the power of a knowledgeable and engaged workforce made acquiring COR an obvious choice.

EV Logistics

EV Logistics is one of the largest logistics employers in the Fraser Valley with over 650 employees.  Distributing fresh, frozen, and ambient temperature grocery products to retail stores across Western Canada from two distinct distribution centers is a challenge.  EV Logistics meets that challenge by being dedicated to delivering a safe and healthy work environment.  They are tremendously proud of their team’s commitment to safety excellence which resulted in achieving their COR.

Hollywood Trucking Ltd.

Hollywood Trucking Ltd. provides heavy haul and transportation services within BC. With two trucks, a pilot truck, a 60-ton lowbed and even a CAT excavator, they are prepared to be your go to service provider. Striving to provide safe and reliable service to their customers meant that getting COR was a natural for them.

Transnet Carrier Ltd.

Transnet Carrier provides freight, courier, flatbed, and Hiab crane services from Whistler to Hope, including Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.  With a focus on serving their customers to the best of their abilities, it is no wonder that getting COR was part of their growth.