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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...

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...

Can Lessons from Family Life Make You a Better Manager? Homelife as a Leadership Course.

In the mental health field, we too often focus on how demands in our personal or family life can have negative effects on job...

OTA Statement on Blockades Impacting Ontario’s Commercial Vehicle Inspection Stations

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has been the voice of the Ontario trucking industry since 1926. OTA believes that the industry’s concerns should be...

Transport Canada Clarifies Technical Standards Governing Brake-activated Pulsating Lamps

Based on U.S. safety data from the United States that showed amber brake-activated pulsating lamps can have significant benefits to road safety, the Canadian Trucking...

Now Boarding: Electric Powered Airliners

In the push to "a greener planet," we are seeing an evolution in transport. Electric cars and trucks are fast becoming mainstream. But can...

Have we increased the presence of women in trucking?

March is Women’s History Month and the Women In Trucking Association was formed in March of 2007.  Now, fourteen years later, how have we...

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Where Can I Park? Trucker”s Rest Stop Dilemma

Driver fatigue has deadly consequences. Driver fatigue is a contributing factor in 20% of Canada’s fatal car crashes, says the Canadian Council of Motor...

Check Tires During Your Pre-Trip

A flat tire is an out-of-service defect, meaning it must be repaired before the truck is driven.  However, other defects place a tire out-of-service,...

PMTC pleased with TC’s phased in ELD Enforcement announcement, but details are still needed

On March 2nd, the Honourable Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced that the Canadian Federal ELD Mandate, coming into force on June 12th, will...

Exercise Equipment for the Road

A sleeper cab hardly has enough space for full-size gym equipment.  Even a small set of weights and a folding exercise bike can quickly...

The Importance of Getting Under the Truck

All professional drivers should know how to and be performing daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections.  Not only are regular inspections required by law in...

Healthy Food Options

Over-the-road truckers have easy access to typical convenience foods.  While some truck stops and truck-accessible food stores are making valiant efforts to improve their...

Now Boarding: Electric Powered Airliners

In the push to "a greener planet," we are seeing an evolution in transport. Electric cars and trucks are fast becoming mainstream. But can...

Safety, technology and a millennial walk into a bar…

A 54-year-old Bartender is pumping out cocktails like a boss, when safety, technology and a millennial walk into a bar. After a couple of looks,...

Diets are Like Safety and Compliance

Do the costs outweigh the risks? Is cheating really cheating if we don’t get caught? If we don’t weigh in and avoid reality, don’t we...

Have we increased the presence of women in trucking?

March is Women’s History Month and the Women In Trucking Association was formed in March of 2007.  Now, fourteen years later, how have we...

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