Wednesday, October 28, 2020
That's a basic need for mental health. People who have mental health concerns often feel alone and left out. It's not that easy though. In years past the truckers network were the Truckstops. We would stumble out of our trucks, belly...
The Facility Association (FA) revamped their rating and commercial underwriting rules to improve alignment with the regular insurance market. The Facility Association administers automobile insurance residual market on behalf on the insurance industry in nine provincial jurisdictions, except B.C., Manitoba...
WSIB chair Elizabeth Witmer announced at the board’s AGM today that the WSIB will be holding all premium rates at their 2020 level for 2021.    This means employers in the trucking industry will pay the same premium rate in 2021...
A basic principle of education is that everyone learns at a different pace and has a different learning style. Visual learners learn best through diagrams, pictures and reading text. Auditory learners like listening to someone speak or with music...
Stress is a daily companion for most professional drivers.  It was once considered only to be a mental condition.  But in fact, it affects us physically, especially when we experience them for long periods of time.   It leads...
I ’m angry because I saw a man being murdered by a vicious person. I'm sad because I’ve seen far too much of this in my life. Sick, that racism is so prevalent even in 2020 and so many...

HERoes of the Highway

Do you remember when you were a child and someone would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? The typical elementary school response was firefighter, police officer, teacher, doctor, pilot, or even astronaut cited by...
The PMTC has been involved in consultations with Transport Canada and CCMTA on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for many years and have come out in favour of them on numerous occasions. We were extremely pleased when the announcement was...
On September 03,2020 the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, announced that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has increased the amount that employers can use to determine whether...
As a truck driver, you spend many hours alone in the cab of your truck. However, there are times when you will be at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. For long-haul truck drivers, potential sources of exposure include...

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