The Untold Story

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Reporting a work-related injury does not make professional drivers an expendable commodity.

 

This is not the case for the trucking industries’ respected members and company officials as they see us as disposable and of no value to them.

 

We are still a strong contribution to the economic growth and prosperity of Canada, we are entitled to both employment standards and human rights acts and regulations protection and are in need of ongoing protection from an abusive culture and mentality from within this demanding industry and it must be addressed accordingly and prevented with effective measures with strong enforcement and harsher penalties to not allow this type of unethical and unprofessional behavior to continue.

Highlighting the need for an independent monitoring system with enforcement capabilities of government compliance and safety standards and against the lack of moral and ethical values in the trucking industry and respected members towards professional drivers.

Breaking the silence
Exposing a culture
Setting the record straight
Lessons to be learned and shared with others

How working for a professional trucking company in Alberta has permanently changed my life

I was a victim of Employment Standards & Human Rights Abuse

Educating fellow veteran professional drivers and the next generation of professional drivers who are considering the trucking industry as a career in Alberta.

Based on my experience as a professional driver while wearing a company uniform with pride and what officials claim it represents in an industry that I planned on making a career of.

In my opinion, I believe when it comes to treating an injured professional driver with equality, dignity, fairness, honesty, respect, and transparency (Full Disclosure) the company I worked for has sadly fallen short of their professionalism and high ethical standards, moral integrity and the loyalty that they claim to have and uphold for their valued employees in their charge.

After being personally welcomed into the company by the president, I went on to prove myself and earned a place within the company, received awards and recognition for being a valued employee with outstanding job performance and contribution to the growth of the company, these same senior officials ultimately betrayed my trust after reporting a work-related back injury. 

The company received numerous awards and recognition from the trucking industry and the Alberta Motor Transportation Association for being a professional trucking company and the Federal Government for being one of Canada’s 50 Best Private Companies and a well-respected and trusted company to work for and a role model for others to follow in their footsteps.

However, behind the scenes, the same company has discredited, disgraced and has shown a lack of respect for the trucking industry nationwide and what it stands for integrity and values by demonstrating a complete blatant disregard and incompetence in overseeing the safety, health, and well-being towards professional drivers in their charge who earn their living on the road and contribution to the successful growth of the company in this demanding and at times harsh environment.

“Moral Culpability” is the blame that is given to a person who understood that their actions and the consequences of those actions were evil at the time that the acts were committed. To be morally culpable, a person, businesses or government agencies also have to have had control over the situation in which the act was committed. 

Holding those accountable and keeping them honest to a higher level of standards and responsibility for their actions by enforcing a Code of Professional Conduct Act to follow discouraging and exposing the “old school” trucker mentality in the industry.

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Bob Siluch
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