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The Women In Trucking Association strives to be a resource for the trucking industry.  This means we spend a great deal of time collecting data from our members.  Everything from recruiting and retention to harassment is analyzed and the...
Canadian Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan issued the federal government’s strongest statement yet against the trucking industry misclassification scheme known as Driver Inc.  Speaking in the House of Commons, the Minister stated that Driver Inc “deprives workers of their basic rights” and assured...
During my safety journey in trucking, after examining other modes of transport, I started asking “why do other modes, like aviation and rail do it better? Why is it that those industries have far less fatalities?  In 2019, the stats...
  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...
Operating a commercial motor vehicle can be one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 679 large truck occupants were killed on the job in the...
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...
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...
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...

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