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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.
Depending on your carrier’s routing procedures, the shortest route may not necessarily be the best route, due to various factors such as weight, and fuel costs. Currently, the big one is fuel cost. All companies negotiate a bulk fuel...

Signs

Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs... Reading and understanding them is extremely important, even if you have seen the signs hundreds of times. If you are driving in the US, it can become a serious problem, as all vertical...
The interstate system in the US, and to a similar extent, the US numbered highways, follow a pattern. Once you understand how the system works, finding your way across the country becomes much easier. Even-numbered interstates run east-west, with lower...
truck accident at the bridge

Carberry

By now, I'm sure we have all heard about the tragic incident involving a truck and a bus near Carberry, MB. Reports indicate 15 fatalities and 10 serious injuries, with both drivers surviving. While it may seem evident which...
It's happened to all of us. Something breaks down, and you find yourself stranded on the shoulder of the road, waiting for a service truck. First things first, activate your emergency flashers and put on your safety vest before...

Speed blitz

The annual 72 hour blitz has come and gone and hopefully you passed any and all inspections you were called in for. The next big blitz is coming from July 9-15 2023 across North America and making it through...
Trucking is a career where life can transition from mind-numbing boredom to extreme peril in a matter of milliseconds. How you react to these changes often determines the difference between life and death. Knowing what to do, as well...
Your driving habits play a crucial role in determining your fuel economy, which can significantly impact your financial bottom line. Whether you're an owner-operator, lease operator, or a company driver, making adjustments to your driving habits can lead to...
It is important to recognize that the pay rates in the trucking industry may not be as high as they should be. However, many drivers are unaware that their performance on the job can directly impact the amount of...

Summer comfort

Just as we need to prepare ourselves and our trucks for winter driving, we also need to get the truck ready for the summer weather conditions.  First and foremost, change your tires from winter to summer tires.  Summer conditions...

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