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About Us

Saferway Driver Training School Ltd.:

Saferway has become a leader in the driver education and transport training industry by providing hourly training to certified programs with content and duration geared to industry needs.

Our commercial instructors all have many years of experience in the transport field. Saferway is licensed and bonded under the Motor Vehicle Act through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). We are an approved Instructor Training Facility.

Saferway provides training in a wide variety of equipment and configurations for best student learning and experience into the industry. Our classrooms provide involvement, interaction, and socialization, along with a business-like approach to getting the job done. Our goal is to create an effective learning situation in the classroom and in vehicle.

Randy Eckert

(The Chief) - Randy Eckert:

Randy Eckert is the President of Saferway Driver Training School Ltd., and has owned and operated the business since August, 1999.

Commercial Instructor - Class 1,

Class 6/8 Motorcycle Instructor, Class 5/7 Car Instructor, Air Brake Instructor,

Instructor Trainer - Class 1 Commercial, Class 6/8 Motorcycle, Class 5/7 Car,

Assessment Officer - Class 1 Commercial, Air Brake, Class 6/8 Motorcycle, Class 5/7 Car,

Qualified by The Supreme Court and Provincial Court of British Columbia - as an expert witness and has also provided professional opinion reports to various agencies.


Randy is involved in all aspects of the businessman has been involved in just about all aspects of the commercial transport industry since 1974, from operating a multitude of tractor trailer configurations, engine makes and models, to management, supervisor, public relation positions, and training. He was also a firefighter and trainer for Sidney Volunteer Fire Department and president of Sidney Volunteer Fireman’s Association.

(Curriculum Vita)

Other Interests:

Donna Eckert

Donna Eckert:
Financial Manager

Donna's professional education is in business administration and bookkeeping, and she has previous experience in the science, legal, service, and high tech sectors.


Amie Davies:
Executive Assistant, WHMIS Instructor

Amie has a certificate in Leadership Development from Camosun College and has been employed with Saferway Driver Training School since 2004.  Amie is always eager to help students select the training that will be the best fit and looks forward to helping them find a new career when they complete.


Ian Wright

Ian Wright:
Class 1/5 Commercial Instructor, Instructor Trainer, Air Brake Instructor, Air Brake Assessment Officer

Ian has been employed as a Commercial Instructor with Saferway Driver Training School since 2008. During the last 7 years of employment Ian has added many designations to his licence including becoming an Instructor Trainer, an Air Brake Instructor and most recently an ICBC Certified Air Brake Assessment Officer. Ian is an asset to our team and is committed to training professional drivers.

Larry Hurdle

Larry Hurdle:
Class 1/5 Commercial Instructor

Class One/Five Instructor, Transport Theory, Load Security, TDG, Air Brake and Assessment Officer

Ken McKendry

Ken Mckendry:
TDG and WHMIS Instructor - Class 1/5 Commercial Instructor

Ken owns and operates a busy fleet of Fed-Ex trucks and enjoys teaching student TDGs and WHMIS so that they will prepared for real life experiences once they complete their training. Ken also holds a Class 1/5 Instructor licence.



Jym Wilsom

Jym Wilson:
Class 5/7 Instructor

Jym is an Elementary School teacher who is also employed by Saferway as a Class 5/7 and Defensive Driving Instructor.  Jym took his Class 5/7 Instructor training course with Saferway in 2011 and showed such promise during the course that he was hired. Our students are lucky to have an Instructor that is so invested in their success.