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Sunday, April 14, 2024
Truck Driver Safety Did you see that a truck driver was hijacked on August 2, 2023? The hijacking was not the stealing of a truck or just a load. It was the truck, trailer, and driver. All three were hijacked....

Speed Kills

We’ve all heard the saying “Speed Kills”, and it’s even more relevant with semi-trucks. They take much longer to come to a stop at any speed, upwards of 150 meters from 100 km/h to 0 km/h. If you’re too...

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...

Trailer jack knife

A trailer jackknife occurs when the truck reduces speed, but for whatever reason the trailer doesn’t and the trailer tires break traction. It can occur on bare dry pavement, but then it is almost always caused by improper loading...

Spring thaw

  As we slowly start the annual transition to spring, the daylight hours lengthen, and the sun moves higher in the sky, giving more direct sunlight, warming everything it touches. But there is a very dangerous downside to this change...
The Canada Truck Operators Association (CTOA), the newly formed body by trucking companies has demanded decision making powers from the government in addition to discontinuation of the Driver Inc. Scheme.  Recently, a meeting of almost 1000 people from 200 carriers...
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has extended the validity period of Driver, Vehicle and Carrier products until September 30, 2020. To assist in raising awareness of this extension a letter for truck drivers travelling outside provincial jurisdictions has been...
The vast majority of the Canadian trucking industry is vaccinated with the overall industry vaccination rate among truck drivers closely mirroring that of the general public. Accordingly, most of our nation’s hard-working truck drivers are continuing to move cross-border...
The Ontario Trucking Association would like to extend its condolences to the friends and family of Jack Bennett, owner of Listowel Transport, J.E. Transport and BenLea Leasing. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at the Galt Country Club,...
Based on U.S. safety data from the United States that showed amber brake-activated pulsating lamps can have significant benefits to road safety, the Canadian Trucking Alliance board of directors requested that CTA staff and leading lighting technology and trailer equipment...