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Don Taylor has been a professional driver since March 1985.  In 1994 he made the jump to driving tractor trailers, and has accumulated over 3.5 million miles, including over 4 years of driving turnpike doubles in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  He is currently hauling flat decks across North America.

Preloading a trailer

From time to time, you will be preloading a trailer for another driver and what you do will have a huge bearing on the load delivering on time. Don’t be “that” driver who does the bare minimum by simply...

Closed roads

Recently the news reported on a situation that has the potential to turn fatal, and is at the very least a major inconvenience - being stranded on a closed, desolate stretch of highway, with literally nowhere to go. Winter...

Tax season

With the new year upon us, our next hurdle so to speak is tax season. While doing your taxes isn’t THAT difficult, it can become somewhat complicated, especially for owner-operators and lease operators, with all the allowable deductions for...

Winter wear

Well, we all knew it was too good to last. Mother Nature and Old Man Winter joined forces and clobbered most of Canada with some brutal winter weather, so we’re going to go over a few tricks to make...
With winter finally upon us, we need to take special care with our trucks and trailers to help prevent unnecessary breakdowns and on-the-road winter hazards. Always make sure you’re using quality winter fuel in both the truck and especially...

Permit Renewals

With Christmas and the end of the calendar year approaching most of us will be looking forward to getting home for the holidays. One thing to keep in mind for the end of the year is most permits, truck...

Scale house rock

Open scales are a regular part of our lives. There is simply no avoiding them. Most times, it's a simple matter of driving across the plate, and you're on your way. But there is always the chance you could...

ABS Issue

ABS issues can be a real pain for a driver to diagnose, as there are no "tried and true" methods. All we can realistically do is check for the proper operations of the ABS, but even that is problematic...

Property claims

One claims issue that is seldom talked about but can have a huge financial impact is claims from property damage, such as hitting trees, fixed objects, parked vehicles, bridges, and running over lawns, to name a few. One would...

OD permits

Attached is a screenshot from my dash camera of a load that struck a bridge in North Dakota yesterday. The driver's permit contained an error, and he didn't catch it until his 15 ft high load didn't make it...