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Now Boarding: Electric Powered Airliners

In the push to "a greener planet," we are seeing an evolution in transport. Electric cars and trucks are fast becoming mainstream. But can...

Have we increased the presence of women in trucking?

March is Women’s History Month and the Women In Trucking Association was formed in March of 2007.  Now, fourteen years later, how have we...

Five Steps to Better Trucking: CTA Makes 2021 Federal Budget Recommendations

The Canadian Trucking Alliance reiterated five important industry positions that would improve the safety, diversify and expand labour opportunities in trucking, cut down on...

Shifting Gears from the Open Road to the City Corridor

"Monday morning felt like it came a little faster," you say to yourself while grabbing your lunch pale and walk towards the office. After...

Music along the way…for better heart health.

Music is fundamental and a characteristic of a human being. All cultures, primitive to advanced, make music. Music is with an individual an entire...

PMTC and OTDS announce the release of the 5th Annual Canadian Private Fleet Benchmarking Survey

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Benchmark Sponsor, Ontario Truck Driving School, have announced that the 5th annual PMTC Canadian Private Fleet benchmarking...

CTA: CBSA Issues Policy Direction on ArriveCAN

As of February 21st, 2021, at 11:59:59 PM, it will be required for all travellers to submit their information electronically before or when entering...

Family Day for Highway Heroes

Home time is sacred time for those individuals who work away from home.  Truckers with families understand the importance of guarding their time with...

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A.B.C.’s of Driving

You know what really turns my crank backwards? Semis in the ditch and in crashes. It seems like I’m yelling about this constantly. When will...

Distracted Driving: One of the Worst Driving Habits

It should be no surprise to anyone now that distracted driving is both illegal and unsafe.  Penalties are stiff in all jurisdictions, and the...

CVSA Roadcheck 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be doing a large international inspection blitz May 4-6, 2021.  During these days, expect a lot of...

Rubbing Airlines on the Catwalk

The area between your tractor’s sleeper and the trailer is sometimes called the catwalk.  No matter what you call this space on a tractor-trailer,...

When a Violation Can Become an Out-of-Service Defect

All commercial vehicle violations need to be corrected, but not all violations are as bad as others.  This is why the Commercial Vehicle Safety...

Where Can I Park? Trucker”s Rest Stop Dilemma

Driver fatigue has deadly consequences. Driver fatigue is a contributing factor in 20% of Canada’s fatal car crashes, says the Canadian Council of Motor...

Check Tires During Your Pre-Trip

A flat tire is an out-of-service defect, meaning it must be repaired before the truck is driven.  However, other defects place a tire out-of-service,...

PMTC pleased with TC’s phased in ELD Enforcement announcement, but details are still needed

On March 2nd, the Honourable Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced that the Canadian Federal ELD Mandate, coming into force on June 12th, will...

Exercise Equipment for the Road

A sleeper cab hardly has enough space for full-size gym equipment.  Even a small set of weights and a folding exercise bike can quickly...

The Importance of Getting Under the Truck

All professional drivers should know how to and be performing daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections.  Not only are regular inspections required by law in...

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