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In 2007, there were a few people who helped launch Women In Trucking. First, Char Pingel was the first employee who was hired with just a promise of a paycheck. She stayed on for sixteen years despite early financial...
E-Bulletin December 20/2023 The Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility informs road users that the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge will be closed to traffic in the direction of Vaudreuil-Dorion from December 22, at 11:30 p.m., to December 24, at 5 a.m. This obstacle is...
E-Bulletin December 15/2023 Seasonal Weights for Heavy Haul and Service Rigs: Effective 12:01 am, Monday, December 18, 2023, Winter season weights for heavy haul will come into effect on roads north of and including Township 47. Period 4 weights for service rigs remain...

Permit Renewals

With Christmas and the end of the calendar year approaching most of us will be looking forward to getting home for the holidays. One thing to keep in mind for the end of the year is most permits, truck...
On December 6th I attended the Annual meeting of the Task Force on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions in Montreal. The purpose of the meeting is to receive updates from Provincial, Territorial, and federal governments on their status with complying...

Scale house rock

Open scales are a regular part of our lives. There is simply no avoiding them. Most times, it's a simple matter of driving across the plate, and you're on your way. But there is always the chance you could...

ABS Issue

ABS issues can be a real pain for a driver to diagnose, as there are no "tried and true" methods. All we can realistically do is check for the proper operations of the ABS, but even that is problematic...

OD permits

Attached is a screenshot from my dash camera of a load that struck a bridge in North Dakota yesterday. The driver's permit contained an error, and he didn't catch it until his 15 ft high load didn't make it...

Trailer jack knife

A trailer jackknife occurs when the truck reduces speed, but for whatever reason the trailer doesn’t and the trailer tires break traction. It can occur on bare dry pavement, but then it is almost always caused by improper loading...

Truck jack knife

One of the worst situations you can find yourself in is a jackknife. They come on fast, and usually by the time you realize what is happening, it’s already too late to take corrective action. There are 2 different...

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