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Monday, September 26, 2022
It’s getting to “that time of the year” again, where we will soon be needing to carry and possible use tire chains.  I know, I know... Nobody really enjoys winter driving, but it’s just something we have to deal...
In my 30+ years, one of the biggest mistakes I see drivers, new and old make is when sliding axles on a trailer.  The most common, and inertly dangerous way is the way I see most drivers trying to...
Loading refrigerated freight is far more driver demanding than loading a simple van trailer.  When you’re dispatched to load refrigerated freight, ensure your dispatcher has given you the temperature required.  Since most refrigerated freight is food products, ensure the...
When picking up preloaded refrigerated freight, it is imperative that you check, double check and even triple check that the temperature the reefer is set at matches what the paperwork says, and that the box (interior) temperature is within...
Maintaining a safe driving distance is first and foremost in being a safe driver.  Not only does it allow you the space needed to stop if needed, it also gives you time and space to avoid any unexpected issues...

Pre Trip Planning

Proper pre-trip planning is essential to avoiding delays caused by weather, road construction and traffic congestion among other things.  In this day and age, there are many tools at our disposal to plan the best route to avoid such...
Canadian Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan issued the federal government’s strongest statement yet against the trucking industry misclassification scheme known as Driver Inc.  Speaking in the House of Commons, the Minister stated that Driver Inc “deprives workers of their basic rights” and assured...
  Commercial vehicle wheel systems usually fail in one of three ways. The first is the wheel nuts not being tightened or “torqued” to specification… we’ll get to that in a bit, the second wheel bearings failing (lack of lubricant/improper...
Truckers that need to travel through British Columbia are in for a challenging winter season.  On the 14th of November, large amounts of rain pounded the lower mainland of BC causing flooding, mudslides, and enormous damage to infrastructure.  All...
Blue Truck in winter season

Winter Driving

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...

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