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  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...
We all hate it, but it’s a part of the job…. Down time on the road.  Whether it’s caused by nature, needing an hours reset, or some other issue, down time is never fun. When it happens, we have...
Controllers usually work rotating shifts nights, weekends, and all public holidays. The schedules are usually set 28 days in advance. In many countries, the structure of controllers' shift patterns is regulated to allow for adequate time off. There is widespread recognition that Air Traffic Controllers must have breaks. Unfortunately, when we take a break, stress follows. We really can’t go anywhere without stress being involved.
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...
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...
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, problems related to the manufacturing of heavy Class 8 trucks are once again making headlines.  On top of an already congested supply chain, shortages of semiconductors have created shortages in the electronic...
As a professional and experienced truck driver, you know that you are to perform a vehicle inspection once every 24 hours. You also understand that you use "Schedule 1," titled, Daily Inspection of Trucks, Tractors, and Trailers to assist...
Quarantine mandate back in effect for unvaccinated Canadian drivers effective Saturday. Canada Border Vaccine Mandate for Essential Workers set to take effect this Saturday, January 15th In a further update to the update earlier today, the Canadian Federal Government has...
The way we apply for a job today is much different than in the past as the demand for adding more technology in the hiring process continues to grow. Background checks, virtual profiles, documentation are all normal parts of...
With Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en in our rear view mirrors, it’s now time to turn our attention to the annual winter driving season.  For this article, I’ll share a few tips and suggestions aimed mostly at those drivers yet to...

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