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Whenever you’re loading at a facility, be it loading a van at a loading dock or loading a flat deck outside, always exercise extreme caution and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times. Most facilities have a minimum...

Preventing Contrabad

Lately, there have been a few news stories around truckers being caught hauling contraband, in particular drugs. Why anyone would willingly partake in such a risky venture boggles the mind. Sooner or later, you will get caught, and any...

Customs interactions

Interacting with Canadian or American customs is something almost all of us have to do as part of our jobs. For the most part, the border agents are pretty much the same as we are, just doing their jobs...
Introduction: The trucking industry is the backbone of commerce, yet it is fraught with risks. Safety is not just a regulatory requirement but a moral imperative. While statistics on collisions are readily available and easy to comprehend, the silent guardians...

Preloading a trailer

From time to time, you will be preloading a trailer for another driver and what you do will have a huge bearing on the load delivering on time. Don’t be “that” driver who does the bare minimum by simply...

Closed roads

Recently the news reported on a situation that has the potential to turn fatal, and is at the very least a major inconvenience - being stranded on a closed, desolate stretch of highway, with literally nowhere to go. Winter...
“People are our most valuable asset.” If this is the case, Mr.Supervisor/Manager/Entrepreneur, answer this question: You invest in repairs, maintenance, and upgrades to your non-human assets, so why is it that you fear taking a similar approach with your...
Optimizing Safety and Profitability: The Crucial Role of Vehicle Maintenance in Canadian Trucking Companies In the dynamic landscape of the trucking industry in Canada, where long-haul routes and diverse terrains present constant challenges, vehicle maintenance stands as the bedrock of...

Braking safety

The Science Behind Truck Braking Safety: A Driver’s Guide to Navigating the Roads Safely In the world of trucking, where the rubber meets the road, brake safety is not just a matter of pressing the pedal – it’s a...

Tax season

With the new year upon us, our next hurdle so to speak is tax season. While doing your taxes isn’t THAT difficult, it can become somewhat complicated, especially for owner-operators and lease operators, with all the allowable deductions for...

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