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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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...
Testing and verifying the proper operation of the tractor protection valve is very simple, and it should be part of your daily pre-trip inspection. That being said, the number of drivers who actually perform a full and proper pre-trip...

Speed Kills

We’ve all heard the saying “Speed Kills”, and it’s even more relevant with semi-trucks. They take much longer to come to a stop at any speed, upwards of 150 meters from 100 km/h to 0 km/h. If you’re too close...

Paperwork

If you’re like most long haul drivers, spending upwards of 5 to 6 weeks on the road at a time, be sure to keep all your paperwork organized and up to date. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING...

Summer comfort

Just as we need to prepare ourselves and our trucks for winter driving, we also need to get the truck ready for the summer weather conditions.  First and foremost, change your tires from winter to summer tires.  Summer conditions...
How does a newly licensed truck driver get that first position when many companies don’t hire truck drivers without experience? Wow, what a question! And this is a widespread problem. And many trucking companies will tell you that their insurance...

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...

Descending safely

There are 2 YouTube videos attached. The first one does show a fatal wreck, but no blood and gore. The second is an absolute must watch for any inexperienced driver to learn how to properly descend a hill. The...

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...
There’s a saying in Western Canada: “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes!” Sure, summers are hot and winters are cold and snow isn’t as likely in July as it is in February. But, this doesn’t mean that...