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Monday, September 26, 2022
It’s getting to “that time of the year” again, where we will soon be needing to carry and possible use tire chains.  I know, I know... Nobody really enjoys winter driving, but it’s just something we have to deal...
I hope you are having a good Summer. We’ve been lucky with the weather and hopefully you have been able to take that family vacation. Now it’s back to work or maybe you are like so many that have...
Why are brakes forgotten about during a vehicle inspection? Over this last 12 months I must've done at least 40 Different Rd. evaluations. There are a few common situations reoccurred on a regular basis. About half of the drivers that I...
In my 30+ years, one of the biggest mistakes I see drivers, new and old make is when sliding axles on a trailer.  The most common, and inertly dangerous way is the way I see most drivers trying to...
Loading refrigerated freight is far more driver demanding than loading a simple van trailer.  When you’re dispatched to load refrigerated freight, ensure your dispatcher has given you the temperature required.  Since most refrigerated freight is food products, ensure the...
When picking up preloaded refrigerated freight, it is imperative that you check, double check and even triple check that the temperature the reefer is set at matches what the paperwork says, and that the box (interior) temperature is within...
Maintaining a safe driving distance is first and foremost in being a safe driver.  Not only does it allow you the space needed to stop if needed, it also gives you time and space to avoid any unexpected issues...

Pre Trip Planning

Proper pre-trip planning is essential to avoiding delays caused by weather, road construction and traffic congestion among other things.  In this day and age, there are many tools at our disposal to plan the best route to avoid such...
The Government of Canada announced the extension of its border restrictions until at least September 30, including the mandatory vaccination requirement at the land border for all travellers entering the country, including truck drivers crossing the border. A copy of...
Effective July 1, 2022, individuals completing the Class A or Class A restricted (AR) road test in a vehicle with an automatic transmission, including semi-automatic and automated-manual transmissions, will be restricted from operating Class A/AR vehicles with a manual transmission and only...

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