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Sharing the road with other vehicles is an important quality in a professional truck driver.  While this is important year-round, the summertime is a season when highway traffic increases in many places as vacationers and seasonal drivers hit the...
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...
Preventative maintenance plans are important during every season.  Afterall, it’s better to fix something in a planned, controlled environment instead of on the side of the road.  However, there are certain items that can benefit from seasonal planning. With hot...
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...
On June 12th, 2021, ELDs (electronic logging devices) will become mandatory for federally-regulated commercial vehicles over 4500 kg.  While there is much controversy and frustration over the lack of certified ELDs, professional drivers need to simply remember when the...
Hot weather means hot cabs, and no matter how hot it is outside, a sealed cab and sleeper will be hotter when the sun is out.  If you haven’t checked your truck’s air conditioning system yet this year, give...
On steep grades, heat is a major problem for truck systems.  Hot tires wear prematurely, hot engines can overheat and become damaged, and hot brakes are not as effective.  Managing the heat of different vehicle systems becomes an important...
No matter what season it is, it is never safe to operate without properly-working brakes.  The week of August 22-28, 2021 will be the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week, and during that time extra special attention will...
With warmer weather coming up and places in Western Canada already seeing summer weather interspersed with wet and cold spells, it is time to assess your summertime tire strategy.  Warmer weather and hot pavement will increase wear on your...
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...

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