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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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...

401 CLOSURE

A crucial section of Canada's primary highway, Highway 401, near Toronto, has been closed. The closure is a result of a tragic incident involving a tanker truck that crashed and exploded into a fireball, resulting in the loss of...
Freedom Convoy 2022 Organizers Go On Trial in Ottawa In January 2022, Tamara Lich and Chris Barber came to Ottawa as the self-proclaimed leaders of the Freedom Convoy 2022 leaders. On September 05, 2023, they returned to Ottawa and a...
Cars and Trucks are being stolen in astonishing numbers in Canada. If it's on wheels, it can disappear in seconds and be gone for good, even if it is a big rig truck with a 53-foot trailer. Big or...

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...

Illness on the road

It happens to all of us at least once or twice. You wake up feeling like the floor in the back seat of a taxi on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, calling in sick is seldom an option, unless you’re...
The best resource for real time specifics will always be Drive BC ( www.drivebc.ca ). We will NOT be providing notice of real-time highway conditions as the provincial government is best positioned to do this. Please DO NOT “read between...
Taking a load off Don’t sit by the dock at the bay. The Canadian trucking industry is not solely focused on the safety of driving trucks. Loading docks play a crucial role in the trucking fulfillment process, but they are often...

Insecure loads

There has been a rise lately around insecure loads on open deck trailers. In one case a few years back, a driver in Georgia was stopped and heavily ticketed when it was discovered the 90,000 excavator he was hauling...
With winter finally upon us, we need to take special care with our trucks and trailers to help prevent unnecessary breakdowns and on-the-road winter hazards. Always make sure you’re using quality winter fuel in both the truck and especially...