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“CVSA Conducts Unannounced Brake Safety Day Across North America” On April 19, 2023, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspected 6,829 commercial motor vehicles throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety...

Fast or slow

Pop quiz: Which is more dangerous, driving 10 km/h under the speed limit, or 10 km/h over the speed limit? Believe it or not, going slower than the speed limit on a 2-lane highway is far more dangerous. At...

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...
“Manitoba Commits to Twinning the Trans-Canada Highway: The World’s Longest Road” The Province of Manitoba has begun work on twinning the Trans-Canada Highway from the Ontario border to Falcon Lake, Manitoba, a distance of 16 KM. Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson...
The Ontario government announced this week that it will crack down on agencies and recruiters who exploit workers in the province. Starting January 1, 2024, the Ontario government will require temporary help agencies (THAs) and recruiters to have a license...
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...

Scale house rock

Open scales are a regular part of our lives. There is simply no avoiding them. Most times, it's a simple matter of driving across the plate, and you're on your way. But there is always the chance you could...
Ever seen a sign that says something like “road restrictions”, “road ban”, or something indicating the maximum axle weight or percentage? While these signs may look and read differently, they all discuss the same thing: road bans. Road bans is...
Training costs are a significant expense: both for employers and workers alike. However, it’s important to see these costs as an investment in the future of the individual and the organization(s) for which they will work. Afterall, there are many...

Too few straps

A recent incident in Manitoba warrants a refresher blog regarding securement requirements. A truck was cut off, causing a very hard brake application, which in turn caused the load to slide forward hitting the back of the cab. Thankfully...