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It should be no surprise to anyone now that distracted driving is both illegal and unsafe.  Penalties are stiff in all jurisdictions, and the consequences of this bad behaviour can be severe: both in financial and social terms. If you...
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be doing a large international inspection blitz May 4-6, 2021.  During these days, expect a lot of extra attention from commercial vehicle law enforcement and a lot of random inspections.  While all...
Van and reefer doors are strong and can take a beating.  However, they should not be used as part of your load securement system.  While the doors can do a lot to keep cargo contained, proper securement inside 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...
The relationship between cyclists and drivers can become adversarial at times.  When vehicles with mismatched speed potentials are mixed on a single roadway, certain hazards present themselves. While some drivers may not appreciate having to share the roadway with cyclists,...
Truckers can get involved in their industry outside of their normal job duties.  Sure, trucking is a demanding job with long hours, but there are options for those interested in seeing positive change in the industry. Provinces and states typically...
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...
July 11-17 is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver. During this week-long event, law enforcement will be paying special attention to the safe driving behaviors of big trucks with a focus on speeding. The police are always...
Wheel end fires can occur for different reasons.  For example, overuse of the service brakes on long downhill grades can rapidly heat up the wheels and even lead to smoke and flames.  A failed bearing can also cause large...
Canada has announced the first ELD provider as being certified: Hutch Systems.  Furthermore, there are now three different third-party certification providers for Canada: FPInnovations, CSA Group, and COMDriver Tech. So what does this mean in a country that has taken...

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