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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  Andrea Morley Nutritionist & Health Coach  Healthy Trucker   With winter in full force, we naturally look to warm, comforting meals to satisfy us, but they often come with a cost: high amount of calories, (saturated) fat, salt, and simple carbs. Whether you’re...
Overview A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania and sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the American Transportation Research Institute of the American Trucking Associations found that almost one-third (28 percent) of commercial truck drivers...
Winter driving in the highway is bad enough, but when you’re on city streets, it’s a totally different animal, especially during and immediately after the first serious snow fall. Until the ground freezes, the snow will partially melt in contact with the pavement and turn into slush. As more snow falls, it covers the slush, and the whole mess becomes extremely slippery.
The Province of British Columbia in partnership with various organisations provides winter driving tips and advice to drivers through their Shift Into Winter website.  Established with the goal of improving safety on BC’s winter roads, the site offers resources...
The PMTC recently conducted an anonymous survey, through survey monkey, to try and ascertain the vaccination rate of Canada’s truck driving workforce. The survey was sent out to PMTC Members and contacts and ran from November 26th until November...
One of the biggest expenses we deal with on the road is eating, but fortunately it’s also the easiest expense to control.  Almost all trucks these days have APUs which provide for 120 AC power to run microwaves, toaster...
Driving is challenging on the best of days. Entering the winter season makes it even more so. Standard precautions most driver trainers will go over are split into two categories. The first category is the vehicle, lights, tires, washer...
The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, winter is soon approaching. Driving during the winter can be one of a driver’s most difficult tasks. A bit of preparation can make the difference between a successful journey and one...
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....
There’s an old saying, “You get what you pay for.”  Nowhere is this statement more true than in trucking.  Work gloves that cost $10.00 for 3 pairs are great for gardening, or other yard work, but in trucking, you’ll...

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