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Long-haul drivers cover incredible distances and are able to see many beautiful sights through their windshields.  However, trucking is no vacation, and there is often precious little time for anything other than rest and work when you’re out on...
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...
Trucking is a career where life can transition from mind-numbing boredom to extreme peril in a matter of milliseconds. How you react to these changes often determines the difference between life and death. Knowing what to do, as well...
There are 2 major Commercial Vehicle Inspection Alliance (CVSA) inspection events coming up this summer that drivers should be aware of: Operation Safe Driver Week and Brake Safety Week. Operation Safe Driver Week is being held July 11-17, 2021.  During...
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...
A trucker’s work day is often far longer than the average person’s; a lot of the time, a single work day for a trucker might exceed the average for two other workers in another industry combined. Such long hours don’t...
Driver foreman in takes lashing securing pressure strength fastening of the lashing chains to secured the cargo shipment fo the steel slabs carry on the truck trailer before shifting or move travel transports to cargo to destination

Chaining

Securing loads to a flat deck using chains is quite different than straps. Some of the rules are the same, but not all. Straps are “indirect securement”, meaning they hold the freight to the trailer. Chains are “direct securement”,...
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...
Parking in the winter, especially during inclement weather is far different that parking in the summer for a number of reason. One of the biggest parking dangers during the winter is, believe it or not… heat. “How can heat be a problem in the winter?” you ask?  Well, as you drive, your tires heat up, even during the coldest weather. When you park, they will cool down. If you park in fresh snow, or even packed snow, as the tires cool, they will melt the snow under them, and your truck can “sink” a few centimetres into the snow.
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...

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