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Monday, July 22, 2024
Whenever you’re loading at a facility, be it loading a van at a loading dock or loading a flat deck outside, always exercise extreme caution and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times. Most facilities have a minimum...

Preventing Contrabad

Lately, there have been a few news stories around truckers being caught hauling contraband, in particular drugs. Why anyone would willingly partake in such a risky venture boggles the mind. Sooner or later, you will get caught, and any...

Customs interactions

Interacting with Canadian or American customs is something almost all of us have to do as part of our jobs. For the most part, the border agents are pretty much the same as we are, just doing their jobs...
Introduction: The trucking industry is the backbone of commerce, yet it is fraught with risks. Safety is not just a regulatory requirement but a moral imperative. While statistics on collisions are readily available and easy to comprehend, the silent guardians...
Milton, ON:  The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Benchmark Sponsor, Ontario Truck Driving School, have announced that the 8th annual PMTC Canadian Private Fleet benchmarking survey instrument is live as of today, February 5th.  This study is open...

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...
We all agree that safety in trucking is job #1 for everyone and every company, no matter what part you play. Recently, an ATA report helped underline the industry efforts and investment in Truck Safety. The American Trucking Association reports...
A year for change to mandatory entry-level training The question is, “How much?” By Mike Millian, President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada 2024 promises new and positive steps regarding mandatory entry-level training (MELT) in Canada. For starters, Newfoundland officially...

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...
The Ontario Trucking Association is voicing concern about the condition and safety of roads in the province, particularly those in Northern Ontario. Specifically, the OTA has been receiving increasing concerns from carriers and truck drivers about highway safety and...