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B.C. Highway 1 to reopen through the Fraser Valley. Now open from Vancouver to Hope

Please see Hwy 1 update below from B.C. As we have had numerous questions on Highways 1 and 5 in regard to full reconnection, to...

Five-Year Extension to Eastern Canada’s Ferry Services Contribution Program

While not much of a concern for much of Canada’s landlocked population, ferry service is a part of life for many people in Eastern...

ATA: 1 Million Immigrant Truck Drivers Needed Over Next Decade

“To keep up with demand over the next decade, trucking will need to recruit nearly one million new drivers to close the gap caused...

B.C. Road Updates: Hwy 3 is re-opened between Hope and Princeton, other hwy updates

See update below from DriveBc, hwy 3 is reopened in both directions for essential travel only. Highway 3 reopened, in both directions. Mudslide between Sunshine...

Closing in on Tax Evaders in Canada’s Trucking Industry

The Driver Inc. model is a driver pay system where individual drivers are paid as contractors instead of employees.  Under this model, significant money...

BC Highway/Travel Conditions

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...

Double Vaccination Mandates problematic to the supply chain.

Ever increasing vaccination mandates on essential workers, by both private businesses and governments alike, are causing severe shortages in an already depleted workforce. This...

Respect Beyond Organisational Lines

The Province of Ontario made headlines throughout Canada in October of 2021 when a proposed law was announced to provide delivery drivers with access...

Bitter Truth Behind Truck Driver Shortage In Canada | 2021

It makes the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) Top Industry Issues report every year.  It is spoken about and described by various organisations like...

ATA Conducting Due Diligence, Confirming Exemption from OSHA Vaccination Mandate for US Truck Drivers

OTA continues to follow developments being reported by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) with respect to the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) vaccine...

Largest Volvo Electric Truck Order to Date: Volvo Group

Earlier this Fall, Volvo made some of their own history by accepting the largest order of their fully-electric Class 8 trucks.  The order totaled...

Driver Shortage Top ATRI List of Industry Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, released its 17th annual Top Industry Issues report, identifying a number of the...

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Water Power: Canada’s Liquid Asset

Earth Day 2021 marked a turning point for renewable green energy globally. Canada already sources 60% of its electricity from renewable green energy. Water...

Regular 5th Wheel Grease

Unless you are using a grease-free 5th wheel, get comfortable with greasing the plate on a regular basis.  Whether you are pulling the same...

A Few Sleeper Exercises

A truck’s sleeper isn’t a very big space, but there are still some forms of exercise that can be done in the limited amount...

Sliding Surfaces and Locking Pins

A tractor-trailer may have several sliding surfaces with locking pins designed for cargo loading and weight distribution purposes.  Two common examples are a sliding...

The Importance of Understanding the Hours of Service Rules

ELDs (electronic logging devices) are in the news a lot these days as Canada will require them on all federally-regulated commercial vehicles on June...

A Truck Driver’s Professional Development Reading List

I am a firm believer that the habit of regular and challenging reading is useful - perhaps essential - for professional and personal development. ...

Blitz Season, Is Your Fleet Ready?

Each spring since 1988, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (“CVSA”) and its partner enforcement agencies engage in a seventy-two-hour inspection blitz where upwards of...

Mismatched Brake Chambers on a Steer Axle

The left side and right side brake chambers on an axle must match; vehicle handling can be negatively affected if they are different.  However,...

Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

Implementing Stronger Enforcement, Travel Restrictions, Public Health Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.,...

Are Your Drivers “One Phone Call Away (from quitting)”

Back in the pre-Pandemic days- remember those?- I was at a transportation conference having lunch with a Human Resource director who worked at mid-western...

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