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A truck’s sleeper isn’t a very big space, but there are still some forms of exercise that can be done in the limited amount of room the sleeper offers.  The best part about exercising in the sleeper is that...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Many truck stops and convenience stores are offering healthy and fresh food options.  However, long-haul drivers may find it difficult to stock up on these perishable items while they are on the road for long periods of time. If your...
Highway hypnosis is commonly known as a state of reduced alertness while driving.  Whether you call it hypnosis or not, people do enter states of trance-like distraction when driving.  This is especially common when the driving is monotonous and...
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...
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...

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