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Monday, February 6, 2023
Save Fuel, Save Environment, the maxim has all the relevance when we take a look at the greenhouse emissions caused by the commercial medium and heavy -duty trucks operating worldwide. A report of RMI dating back to 2012 clearly...
Trucker feeling sleepy and tired after long ride. Overworked people at job.

Fatigued driving

We have all experienced it. Fatigued while driving, or as it’s often referred to, “Snooze Control”. Driving while tired is very dangerous, to say the least. Knowing what to watch for, and what can be done to reduce the...
A regulatory proposal announced by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) aims at the introduction of air brake learning modules to be an added alternative to the air brake renewal knowledge test.  Trucker community along with Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has...
“Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, in fact sometimes its real hard but just remember that doing the right thing is always right.”  The above quote precisely describes the ongoing struggle of the trucking associations and human rights activists...
warning sign about the snowfall on the snowy road

Black ice

There has been a lot of social media coverage on trucking pages lately regarding black ice. Black ice is one of the worst driving conditions you will ever encounter. Fortunately the conditions necessary for the formation of black ice...
We all hate it, but it’s a part of the job…. Down time on the road.  Whether it’s caused by nature, needing an hours reset, or some other issue, down time is never fun. When it happens, we have...
Eating on the road can be a real challenge, for both your physical and financial health. Truck stop food these days is mostly limited to deli food, like hot dogs, burritos, pizza and fried chicken, or fast food franchises....
Another common out of service violations found during DOT inspections are brake issues, usually brakes that are out of adjustment. Almost all brakes today are self adjusting, so the days of having to crawl around under the trailer with...
Hauling perishable loads is a bit of an art form, and requires strict attention to details, least an error or misunderstanding lead to a claim for a spoiled load. If the load is one product, then it’s fairly straight...
The news lately has been full of stories regarding trucks losing tires and wheels. About 95% of these issues can be traced to 2 causes, both of which are easily detected by even a cursory pretrip inspection. The first and...