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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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...
Highlight Motor Group is proud to announce the grand opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art repair shop. Connected to their head office in Concord, Ontario, this large 2 story facility sits on over 2 acres of land and boasts...
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....
Let’s face facts... The lifestyle of the long haul driver is far from the healthiest of lifestyles.  Our jobs are sedentary, our stress levels can be quite high and our eating habits can be atrocious.  Grabbing a coffee and a pastry in the morning, maybe a few more coffees during the day, something quick from the truck stop deli, or one of the fast food places most truck stops offer, high sugar soft drinks, or energy drinks to “pump you up” for the last few miles of the day, then probably another burger, or something similar from the truck stop before crawling under the blankets for not-so refreshing sleep. 
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...
See update below from DriveBc, hwy 3 is reopened in both directions for essential travel only. Highway 3 reopened, in both directions. Mudslide between Sunshine Valley and Allison Pass Summit for 36.9 km (17 to 54 km east of Hope)....
A good night’s sleep is very important in our industry. I can’t count the number of drivers I’ve encountered who look like the walking dead from lack of good sleep, so plan your daily sleep period. Everyone’s sleep requirements are different, so pay attention to your own.
Lake effect snow, such as what is currently affecting the Buffalo and Hamilton areas is one of the worst conditions to drive in. Fortunately, it never arrives unexpectedly, so you have plenty of time to plan an alternate route,...
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...
  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...

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