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The Trucking Network is a Canadian “English and Punjabi” bilingual distribution, established in 2012. TTN’s magazine is published monthly and is designed to help anyone who is seeking trucking related, operates, services and maintains trucks and trailers.
On steep grades, heat is a major problem for truck systems.  Hot tires wear prematurely, hot engines can overheat and become damaged, and hot brakes are not as effective.  Managing the heat of different vehicle systems becomes an important...
No matter what season it is, it is never safe to operate without properly-working brakes.  The week of August 22-28, 2021 will be the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week, and during that time extra special attention will...
With warmer weather coming up and places in Western Canada already seeing summer weather interspersed with wet and cold spells, it is time to assess your summertime tire strategy.  Warmer weather and hot pavement will increase wear on your...
We know that two wrongs don’t make a right; however, sometimes a couple of rights can make a left. What we are talking about is considering different options when it comes to route planning.  Making a left turn across multiple...
Many truck stops and rest areas have parking spots for big trucks that are pull-thru spots (which are parking spots that are entered from the back and allow the vehicle to exit by continuing straight).  Pull-thrus are easier to...
It is important to take breaks throughout the day.  If you are a trucker, certain rest breaks are required by hours of service laws.  While long, restorative breaks are necessary to keep healthy and rested when on the road,...
If you are a trucker, chances are you prefer driving to doing paperwork. Many professional drivers detest the seemingly-endless paperwork that is a part of trucking. However, all of that paperwork is needed for some reason or another. Your company...
Truck drivers today are often expected to be proficient with a variety of electronic devices.  From cell phones to in-truck dispatching systems, trucking is full of communication and business devices meant to increase efficiency for drivers and businesses. A driver...
Tractor-trailer vehicles are equipped with a device called a tractor protection valve.  The purpose of this airbrake component is to prevent all of the tractor’s compressed air supply from escaping through the trailer lines in the event the trailer...

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