For Canadian truck drivers working south of the border, November 22nd is just another day at the office, but for our American friends, it's Thanksgiving. This is most likely going to delay your week in one form or another. First off, many shippers and receivers will be closed for the holiday, so getting deliveries done [...]
Life on the road shouldn’t eat into your wallet more than it needs to. After all, you work hard and sacrifice a lot to get the job done, so why should your lifestyle eat into your hard-earned dollars?
Trucking in the Winter Winter trucking is challenging. Between storms, unpredictable road surface conditions, mountains, and just the effect that the extreme cold has on the equipment - this job can kinda suck in the winter months. It's important to plan. Trip planning is, which includes checking weather conditions, is vital for getting there on time [...]
In this example, the failure at the end of the trip is a direct result of the very beginning of the trip. He needed an earlier start. An hour to hour and a half late start in Winnipeg two days earlier affected the last mile 2000 miles away.
If you’re in trucking school or a recent graduate of trucking school with a shiny new CDL, chances are you’re chomping at the bit to get signed on with a company so you can start earning. Here are 5 starter tips that every rookie driver needs to be aware of. Knowing them, and owning up [...]
Driving is very much a visual task, so what is a driver to do when the visibility is reduced? The best advice for driving in fog is – don’t, but we all know that just isn’t possible most of the time. So, when you get caught out in the fog, here are 8 tips to [...]
We have written a lot about trucking over the years; focusing on safety and helping drivers develop and hone their skills so that they can have a successful career. Whether you are a rookie driver, just starting out over the road, or have been driving for years, there is always something to learn or brush [...]
Trucking in Canada means trucking in extremes. From extreme cold in the winter to extreme heat in the summer. The hot summer weather brings certain strains on the equipment.
Every day, hundreds of new truckers hit the highways to start their new careers. It's wonderful and freeing yet daunting and so very different than anything you experienced in driving school. Don't worry, every new driver goes through this. It takes thousands of miles before you'll even begin to feel comfortable out there on your [...]
Hook up to, or unhook from, your trailer seems like a simple procedure. It is simple and routine. Simple everyday tasks can be dangerous when we get complacent and fail to follow proper procedures.