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The left side and right side brake chambers on an axle must match; vehicle handling can be negatively affected if they are different.  However, mismatched brake chambers on a steering axle is an out-of-service condition that must be corrected...
Implementing Stronger Enforcement, Travel Restrictions, Public Health Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., police officers and other provincial offences officers will have the authority to require any individual...
Truckers may find themselves isolated away from services for long periods of time.  Such incidents can occur when they are stuck waiting for a road to open or broken down and waiting for a service vehicle. If you’re a professional...
Many truck stops and convenience stores are offering healthy and fresh food options.  However, long-haul drivers may find it difficult to stock up on these perishable items while they are on the road for long periods of time. If your...
Highway hypnosis is commonly known as a state of reduced alertness while driving.  Whether you call it hypnosis or not, people do enter states of trance-like distraction when driving.  This is especially common when the driving is monotonous and...
The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has been the voice of the Ontario trucking industry since 1926. OTA believes that the industry’s concerns should be voiced in a responsible and professional manner that does not risk or threaten public safety. Ontario’s...
It should be no surprise to anyone now that distracted driving is both illegal and unsafe.  Penalties are stiff in all jurisdictions, and the consequences of this bad behaviour can be severe: both in financial and social terms. If you...
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be doing a large international inspection blitz May 4-6, 2021.  During these days, expect a lot of extra attention from commercial vehicle law enforcement and a lot of random inspections.  While all...
The area between your tractor’s sleeper and the trailer is sometimes called the catwalk.  No matter what you call this space on a tractor-trailer, there is a violation frequently present in this area: rubbing air and power lines. The lines...
All commercial vehicle violations need to be corrected, but not all violations are as bad as others.  This is why the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has a standardised list of violations which are so severe that they result...

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