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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...
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...
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 sleeper cab hardly has enough space for full-size gym equipment.  Even a small set of weights and a folding exercise bike can quickly take up most of your sleeping space.  Fortunately, there are lightweight, compact, and effective exercise...
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...
Over-the-road truckers have easy access to typical convenience foods.  While some truck stops and truck-accessible food stores are making valiant efforts to improve their healthy food selections, many still offer only what is fried, packaged, and poor in nutritional...
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...
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...
Professional drivers should not have the habit of lightly riding the brakes for long distances as a way to control their speed.  Most heavy vehicles have additional braking devices like engine retarders which can help control speed and you...
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...

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