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Monday, February 6, 2023
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fuel island safety is more than just fueling safely, it’s also about protecting yourself, the company’s reputation, as well as the environment. When you pull up to the pumps, take any garbage you have with you, and dispose of...
Fueling is one chore we are regularly required to perform, but it’s also one that we seldom, if ever really think much about. Open the tank, activate the pump, put the nozzle in the tank and squeeze. When the...
One item in air ride trailers that causes a lot of issues during the winter is the levelling valve. This valve keeps the trailer height at the proper level by adjusting the air pressure in the suspension. As the...
Work safety protection equipment. Industrial protective gear on wooden table, red color background. Construction site health and safety concept

PPE

In our industry, personal safety is always a concern. The use of proper PPE is vitally important to help prevent injury or death. The PPE required can vary greatly depending on the type of driving you are doing. If...
There are 2 major brands of fifth wheels used in the industry today. Both accomplish exactly the same function, but the methods are not exactly the same, and the care of each is also quite different.  A visual check of...
With air ride trailers being pretty much the industry standard these days, there are a couple of points we need to be aware of. First and foremost, do not, under any circumstances pull a trailer down the highway with...