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A report from smart fleet solutions provider Zonar, finds the need for safety improvements industry wide, despite advancements in commercial trucking technology and safety precautions. In its “Road Safety Consumer Sentiment Survey” the firm revealed nearly two thirds of American...
Newer trucks and trailers can be loaded with aerodynamic features like trailer skirts, bumper air dams, and wheel-end hub caps.  These features are meant to reduce the drag from the air as the truck goes down the highway which...
Trucking demands a lot of its drivers.  Hours are long and time away from home is a common theme in the industry.  As the workweek progresses, it is easy to spend almost all of your waking time engaged in...
Several major CVSA inspection blitzes’ have been conducted so far in 2021, and local areas have done their own too.  Many of these inspections resulted in significant percentages of vehicles being placed out-of-service for major mechanical problems and driver...
Automatic transmissions are extremely common in today’s trucking industry.  Many companies have completely switched their fleets over to automatics, and some drivers may never drive a truck with a manual transmission. Manual transmission vehicles are tricky to drive and require...
COVID-19 remains a serious threat to the health of people throughout the world, and Canada is in the midst of a fourth wave of the virus.  As a result, provinces and municipalities are imposing public health restrictions to slow...
Insurance for cars and trucks - whether used commercially or privately - vary by province in Canada.  It is important to understand what rules apply for the province in which you have procured insurance. In Ontario, for example, vehicle insurance...
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...
In both Canada, commercial drivers can drive a certain distance each day in their vehicle without having the time count against their limits.  This personal use of the vehicle is commonly referred to as personal conveyance, and here are...
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...

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