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  We all know that truck driving can be a demanding, grueling, and often thankless job. A survey conducted by CareerCast rated the trucking profession as one of the highest stressful jobs in America. These stressors affect their mental health...
Recently the Department of Labor held a “Day of Action” to promote safety and address these issues in the trucking industry. Since our inception in 2007, our mission has included the goal to address obstacles that might keep women...
Before Russia’s forces invaded Ukraine, Russia provided one out of every 10 barrels of oil the world consumed. But as World customers shun Russian crude the global oil market faces its greatest turmoil since the 1970s. Extremely high World...
Has anyone ever told you that in order to succeed you need to lower your voice tone, speak up more often and brag about your accomplishments?  If you are a woman working in a male populated environment, these are...
  Commercial vehicle wheel systems usually fail in one of three ways. The first is the wheel nuts not being tightened or “torqued” to specification… we’ll get to that in a bit, the second wheel bearings failing (lack of lubricant/improper...
  The number of collisions is on the rise in Northern Ontario.  Initial reports indicate that crashes in the region have begun to steadily increase since about 2017. Current estimates show that there has been around a 40% increase in...
In 2019 Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced that Canada was introducing min-imum standards for new truck drivers. MELT or mandatory entry-level training in response to the Humboldt bus/truck disaster. It was to make trucking safer for all. But,...
  Each day, millions of kilograms of cargo are transported over the road in Canada. Trucks, tractors, and trailers transport the very essentials we as a society have come to expect. Trailers are loaded as full as legally possible, to...
Cannabis Legalization and Transportation in Canada

Driving on Cannabis

What is the difference between medical cannabis and recreational cannabis, and how is the truck industry affected by the laws governing the use of Cannabis products?  Medical marijuana is a term for derivatives of the Cannabis plant that ease symptoms...
A survey was conducted online August 2020 to March 2021 for various trucking organizations across Canada to collect data on health and wellness during COVID-19.  Participants reported similar challenges around fatigue. Compared with before COVID-19, truck drivers have worked...

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