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The heat of summer has made an early appearance in some areas, and for others that haven’t seen hot days yet it won’t be long before summer’s hot days are upon us.  High heat means high risk for dangerous...
When it comes to getting permits for oversize loads, whether or not the load is reducible is typically a major factor in permitting.  A reducible load is a load that can be easily made smaller, and a non-reducible load...
The area between your tractor’s sleeper and the trailer is sometimes called the catwalk.  No matter what you call this space on a tractor-trailer, there is a violation frequently present in this area: rubbing air and power lines. The lines...
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...
We know that two wrongs don’t make a right; however, sometimes a couple of rights can make a left. What we are talking about is considering different options when it comes to route planning.  Making a left turn across multiple...
Western Canada is experiencing extreme, record-breaking heat.  With high heat comes increased chances of wildfires, and jurisdictions are on high alert for fire signs. As a commercial driver, it is a good idea to check road reports for fire-related activities...
Truckers may find themselves isolated away from services for long periods of time.  Such incidents can occur when they are stuck waiting for a road to open or broken down and waiting for a service vehicle. If you’re a professional...
All cargo on a vehicle needs to be secured.  In Canada, National Safety Code Standard 10 is the guideline for cargo securement.  Most provinces, when writing their load securement legislation, just adopt Standard 10 for load securement rules. Flatbed truck...
It is important to take breaks throughout the day.  If you are a trucker, certain rest breaks are required by hours of service laws.  While long, restorative breaks are necessary to keep healthy and rested when on the road,...
Summer means longer days and shorter nights.  It also means hot weather.  Sleeping when it is bright and hot is difficult, and truckers should do what they can to prepare their sleep spaces. If you have to stop for the...

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