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.
Spring road restrictions aren't in effect everywhere yet, but it will only be a matter of days before they are. It is important for all truck drivers to be prepared for detours, especially when making rural pickups and deliveries. It is also important to note that different jurisdictions and roads have different regulations, so while [...]
Depending on how long you have been an over the road trucker, you probably already know that it is not a matter of if you will break down on the side of the road, but rather when. Even the best equipment that undergoes regular maintenance checks and routine daily inspections can break down. Breakdowns are [...]
December 18 will come and go as any other day for us because of the hard work and dedication of our drivers and our team. Becoming compliant with the ELD mandate hasn’t been easy. Our drivers have been professionals and have learned to adapt to the change. We’d like to thank them for working hard and making the changes that needed to be made. Great Job!
Picking the right gift can be a time consuming and difficult task. Let us help you find the perfect gift for the trucker on your list with these great gift ideas. Compact Microwave Oven A compact microwave oven is a great gift idea for truckers. It will help them save money on the road [...]
On occasion, we’ve heard from a few drivers who don’t like parking overnight in or near border towns if it can be avoided. It’s not universal as lots of drivers don’t have a problem parking there overnight – there are several large truck stops in each of those towns.