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Insurance for cars and trucks - whether used commercially or privately - vary by province in Canada.  It is important to understand what rules apply for the province in which you have procured insurance. In Ontario, for example, vehicle insurance...
Canada has announced the first ELD provider as being certified: Hutch Systems.  Furthermore, there are now three different third-party certification providers for Canada: FPInnovations, CSA Group, and COMDriver Tech. So what does this mean in a country that has taken...
In both Canada, commercial drivers can drive a certain distance each day in their vehicle without having the time count against their limits.  This personal use of the vehicle is commonly referred to as personal conveyance, and here are...
A trucker’s work day is often far longer than the average person’s; a lot of the time, a single work day for a trucker might exceed the average for two other workers in another industry combined. Such long hours don’t...
Many truck stops and convenience stores have started carrying healthier food options. It is now common to find items like fresh deli sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products in the refrigerated sections of truck-accessible stores throughout North America. One of...
Bluetooth headsets have revolutionized the ability for professional drivers to communicate while on the road.  They have also allowed for widespread compliance with hands-free cell phone laws by permitting conversations without holding the device. However, talking on a Bluetooth headset...
Van and reefer doors are strong and can take a beating.  However, they should not be used as part of your load securement system.  While the doors can do a lot to keep cargo contained, proper securement inside the...
Wheel end fires can occur for different reasons.  For example, overuse of the service brakes on long downhill grades can rapidly heat up the wheels and even lead to smoke and flames.  A failed bearing can also cause large...
Distracted driving is synonymous with handheld cellphone use.  In many jurisdictions, handheld phones and/or electronic devices are specifically mentioned in legislation that prohibits distracted driving.  Professional drivers should all be aware that using a phone while driving is dangerous,...
The relationship between cyclists and drivers can become adversarial at times.  When vehicles with mismatched speed potentials are mixed on a single roadway, certain hazards present themselves. While some drivers may not appreciate having to share the roadway with cyclists,...

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