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The Canadian Trucking Alliance delivered a slick sight and sound toolbox to help industry, governments and also harm anticipation partners in advancing truck driver safety at work environments and delivery offices. The media toolbox highlights "whiteboard" movement recordings and computerized infographics...
A tractor-trailer may have several sliding surfaces with locking pins designed for cargo loading and weight distribution purposes.  Two common examples are a sliding 5th wheel and a sliding trailer tandem set.  A less-common example would be the sliding...
Most people understand that regular stretching of one’s muscles is a healthy habit.  However, few people make a regular habit out of stretching. Professional truck drivers spend a lot of time sitting in a single posture.  This type of lifestyle...
Just because you have hours remaining on your logbook does not mean it is safe for you to drive. Fatigue cycles do not follow the hours of service rules exactly, and some people are simply more tired at some times of...
ELDs (electronic logging devices) are in the news a lot these days as Canada will require them on all federally-regulated commercial vehicles on June 12, 2021.  This applies to commercial vehicles with a “registered gross vehicle weight in excess...
Serious injuries and possibly fatalities can occur from cargo falling out of the back of a van and/or reefer trailer when the doors are opened. This is one of the reasons why cargo securement is extremely important for all...
June 12, 2021, remains the firm date in Canada for federally-regulated carriers to implement ELDs (electronic logging devices) in their vehicles.  While ELDs that have passed the third-party certification program are not yet (as of May 1st, 2021) available...
The left side and right side brake chambers on an axle must match; vehicle handling can be negatively affected if they are different.  However, mismatched brake chambers on a steering axle is an out-of-service condition that must be corrected...
If your vehicle has an ABS light, it is important that you understand how it works. While the requirements for ABS systems on trucks and trailers varies slightly between Canada and the USA, if your truck and trailer were both...
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2021 Roadcheck event is right ahead of us.  Scheduled for May 4-6, 2021, this event will see commercial vehicle safety inspectors around North America conducting inspections on heavy trucks, trailers, and buses. CVSA will be...

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