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The Feds, Provinces & Territories Must Work Together to Effectively Monitor Carrier Safety Fitness The System in place currently has been broken for a long time, and solutions offered by the Industry have yet to be acted upon (the below...

Illness on the road

It happens to all of us at least once or twice. You wake up feeling like the floor in the back seat of a taxi on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, calling in sick is seldom an option, unless you’re...

Paperwork

If you’re like most long haul drivers, spending upwards of 5 to 6 weeks on the road at a time, be sure to keep all your paperwork organized and up to date. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING...
Heavy duty tire chains.

Chain laws reminder

It’s getting to be that time of year again…. Tire chain season is almost here. BC requires you to carry enough chains to cover 6 tires at minimum. This means either 2 triples and 2 singles, or 6 singles...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is embarking on a new study to understand better the effects of driver detention time and its impact on safety and lost pay. Data previously has been hard to correlate, so this new...
Introduction Driving a commercial truck is a major responsibility, and keeping a safe following distance is one of the most crucial aspects of safe driving. The following distance is the distance between your truck and the vehicle ahead of you....

Fast or slow

Pop quiz: Which is more dangerous, driving 10 km/h under the speed limit, or 10 km/h over the speed limit? Believe it or not, going slower than the speed limit on a 2-lane highway is far more dangerous. At...

Sleep Driving

Sleep Driving How Driving Drowsy can be prevented. In a CDC survey, an estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers 18+ reported having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days. The survey reports that adult drivers who snore or usually...
Taking a load off Don’t sit by the dock at the bay. The Canadian trucking industry is not solely focused on the safety of driving trucks. Loading docks play a crucial role in the trucking fulfillment process, but they are often...
Father's Day

Father’s Day

Today, we celebrate the patriarchs of the family: it's Father's Day, and what a perfect day to pause and reflect on our fathers and express our appreciation to them. In these challenging times, families can often be complex. Many fathers...