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Jamie Beaudoin is a trucking health and safety specialist. He has been involved in the industry for 12 years in various capacities. He started as a driver and worked his way through the ranks. Currently works as a freelance consultant assisting companies in improving safety culture and regulatory compliance. He is currently pursuing his BCRSP designation. James Beaudoin Trucking Health and Safety Specialist
During my safety journey in trucking, after examining other modes of transport, I started asking “why do other modes, like aviation and rail do it better? Why is it that those industries have far less fatalities?  In 2019, the stats...
  Commercial vehicle wheel systems usually fail in one of three ways. The first is the wheel nuts not being tightened or “torqued” to specification… we’ll get to that in a bit, the second wheel bearings failing (lack of lubricant/improper...
  The number of collisions is on the rise in Northern Ontario.  Initial reports indicate that crashes in the region have begun to steadily increase since about 2017. Current estimates show that there has been around a 40% increase in...
The so called “Driver’s Inc” business model continues to be scrutinized by both industry lobbies and regulators. While quasi legal, navigating the Driver’s Inc landscape remains an ethical and legal minefield. Recent articles have shown that the WSIB has begun...
Driver fatigue & hours of service have been the subject of much discussion in recent years. The root of this conversation goes back to the 2016 - 2017 implementation of FMCSA ELD/AOBRD rules. Following that, we transitioned from AOBRD...
It has been a couple of weeks now that we have been braving the winter season. Statistically, this is when carriers have most of our “minor” property damage incidents. If you do not have one, stop reading, research and...
The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, winter is soon approaching. Driving during the winter can be one of a driver’s most difficult tasks. A bit of preparation can make the difference between a successful journey and one...
The Changes announced in July of 2020 by the FMCSA will bring a sigh of relief for many Canadian carriers entering the US. The changes to HOS regulations are by and large positive for Canadian carriers doing business in...
Most folks in Ontario trucking are aware of the serious sanctions if a commercial vehicle loses a wheel. Many professional drivers are unaware of basic wheel separation preventive measures, there still is a lot of fear in the industry...
Statistics show that during International Road Check week 2019 almost 18% of vehicles inspected were placed out of service for failing to meet prescribed safety standards. Keep in mind that enforcement officials target the vehicle population for specific violations....

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