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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
This S-cam had been over rotated. It also illustrates the pad rollers and the return springs.

S-Cams

One item that most drivers don’t even consider when doing a visual brake inspection is the operation and condition of the "S" cams. If an S-cam is found to be over-rotated, that is an automatic out-of-service violation, and in...
As summer slowly passes behind us, the last of the four annual CVSA safety blitzes draws nearer. This year's blitz, from August 20 through August 26, will focus on air brake systems. The top items they will be looking...
While the DOT checks all components of your air brake system, brake adjustment, or lack thereof, is the most common issue found. Earlier, we discussed how to properly adjust functioning self-adjusting slack adjusters. This article will deal with how...

Trains

Recently in Saskatchewan, a truck was struck by a train at a rail crossing. Thankfully, no one was injured, but there was significant damage to the trailer, the cargo, and the train. The specifics of what caused the collision...
Introduction Driving a commercial truck is a major responsibility, and keeping a safe following distance is one of the most crucial aspects of safe driving. The following distance is the distance between your truck and the vehicle ahead of you....

Home time

Home time is a very precious commodity for a long-haul driver. It is in your best interest to maximize the time you spend with your spouse and children, but keep in mind that your spouse most likely has a...
Recently we discussed the dangers of driving over or under the speed limit. We will begin by saying we are not going to tell you how to drive, but we WILL try to explain why some driving habits are...
Climbing hills on a 2-lane highway with a heavy load can be challenging, especially when there's a line of traffic behind you. To ensure safety and avoid potential liability, it's essential to follow these guidelines: 1. Maintain your position in...
For this blog, we will be looking at the basics of hauling over-dimensional (OD) loads, and the hazards they involve. When you are dispatched on an OD load, the first thing you do, even before you put the truck...

Staying safe

Have you ever wondered about how to protect yourself while in the bunk?  Granted, if someone is set on breaking into your truck, there’s very little you can do, but you can make your truck more difficult to get...

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