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Monday, July 22, 2024

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...
E-Bulletin May 21/2024 CBP, CBSA to conduct NEXUS Enrollment Event in Blaine Release Date Mon, 05/20/2024 BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) would like to announce dates for an upcoming NEXUS enrollment...

ABS Issue

ABS issues can be a real pain for a driver to diagnose, as there are no "tried and true" methods. All we can realistically do is check for the proper operations of the ABS, but even that is problematic...
Canadian truckers driving into Texas need to be aware of a new law in the state that affects Canadian commercial drivers. The news out of the Lone Star State of Texas is that a new law is now in effect...

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...
We've discussed safe working practices before, but an incident today in Ottawa Lake, MI, compelled me to go over it again. If you deal primarily with deck trailers, always follow the federal or local laws regarding fall restraint and allowable...

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...

Wheels off

Did you actively prevent losing a set of wheels today, or were you just lucky? Having wheels come off your truck or trailer, though quite rare, is one of the most serious safety violations to be found in trucking....
Instant Heat Wave: Adjusting to Canada’s Crazy Climate Here it is, the start of June and suddenly, the thermometer is soaring through the roof. Two weeks ago in Ottawa, there were frost warnings. Now much of Southern Ontario is under...
With summer now in full swing, specialized carriers, and to a certain extent, all carriers, have started moving fall and winter commodities as stores and warehouses prepare for the winter season. Now is a good time to start preparing...