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Dave Elniski

Dave Elniski
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Dave Elniski is a transportation safety professional, writer, and instructor based out of southern Alberta. Dave has worked as a driver in the flatbed segment of the industry and currently works as an Industry Advisor in Safety and Compliance with the Alberta Motor Transport Association, the AMTA. Additionally, he is a proud Canadian Armed Forces reservist.
In this article, I will be giving my opinion on what the next few months of electronic logging device (ELD) enforcement might look like.  As you may know, ELDs are required in federally-regulated commercial vehicles in Canada as of...
Commercial truck drivers that operate in the USA are subject to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) rules related to drug and alcohol use1.  Simply put, trucker’s are prohibited from alcohol while on duty and prohibited from drug use...
The trucking industry in Canada is subject to a large number of regulations that originate from, are administered by, and enforced by many different organisations across the country.  For professional drivers and safety professionals, it can be confusing to...
In occupational health and safety (OH&S), hazard assessments are done to identify hazards that may be present to workers performing a certain job.  Hazard assessments are part of a thorough health and safety program, and the biggest advantage they...
On January 6th of 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse became a required part of an interstate carrier’s drug and alcohol compliance program.  For American companies, this applies to all individuals holding a...
I am a firm believer that the habit of regular and challenging reading is useful - perhaps essential - for professional and personal development.  However, knowing what to read and how to find it can be challenging when we...
Freight planning is an extremely challenging and stressful task for any organisation or individual. Given how many complexities and variables there are in moving freight, it is surprising things are as smooth as they frequently are. The challenges alluded to...
Unless they are volunteering their time, all truck drivers fall into one of two categories: company driver or owner-operator. One is not better than the other; instead, each pay deal offers its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the...
The safety performance records of commercial drivers are tracked in numerous ways. Both the Canadian and American governments have databases in which safety-related information is stored for drivers, and carriers in each country are required to also record certain...
Driving a commercial truck, bus, or other vehicle is a great ability to have.  If you make a living with your driver’s license, congratulations: you are a qualified worker in an essential industry where job prospects are generally strong. However,...

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