Tips for Backing Up a Semi

Backing up a semi is one of the most difficult and challenging parts of a truck driver’s job. It is also one of the biggest causes of equipment and property damage. Learning how to back takes time and practice, but it also takes skill and planning. Like everything in trucking, the most important thing is [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|How To and Tips, Winnipeg Truck Driving|0 Comments

Are You Winter Ready?

With the recent storm blowing in across Alberta and Saskatchewan, now seems like a good time to get prepared for the winter months ahead. At Len Dubois Trucking we expect our drivers to be safe on the roads and this may mean shutting down instead of ploughing through dangerous driving conditions. However, shutting down with [...]

What Happens if my ELD Stops Working?

ELD's are no different than any other technology. They're great and reliable but not perfect or infallible. So, what happens when the brain of your satellite or your ELD stops working?

2017 – 2018 Winter Chain Up Info

Starting September 1, 2017, drivers will be required to start carrying a set of chains in the truck. Be sure to make some room for them as you will be required to carry them until May 31, 2018. As a general rule, Len Dubois Trucking's safety policy states that if chain up warnings go into [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|How To and Tips|0 Comments

Facing DOT Inspections

DOT inspections are part of the daily life of a truck driver. Weigh stations and DOT Inspectors should not be feared. If you are running legal, as you should be; your equipment is well maintained and you have done your pre-trip inspection – getting through an inspection should be a breeze. Just as you have [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|How To and Tips, Winnipeg Truck Driving|0 Comments

Night Driving Pros and Cons

Night driving, you either love it or you hate it. There really is no middle ground and depending on who you talk to it can be difficult to decide the best time of day, or night, to hit the road. Ultimately the decision relies entirely on you, the driver, and what works best for your driving preferences [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|How To and Tips|0 Comments

Share the Road Safely with School Buses

Every jurisdiction in Canada and the U.S has stiff penalties for passing a school bus when its lights are flashing and speeding in school zones. The penalties shouldn't be the deterrent - children's safety should be the motivation. Here are a few things to keep in mind to share the road safely with school buses

By | August 9th, 2017|How To and Tips|0 Comments

It’s Construction Season!

Summer just wouldn’t be the same without the sounds and sites of construction zones. Truck drivers and motorists alike all need to know how to travel through construction zones efficiently and safely. Whether you’ve been driving for decades or have just recently earned your license, the tips below will help you get through construction zones [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|How To and Tips, Winnipeg Truck Driving|0 Comments

Just how Long can I Keep This?

Making food ahead of time at home can save drivers thousands of dollars every year. Not only that, it's healthier and it allows you to eat the food that you love instead of settling for the quickest option on the road, or the same burger you've been eating for years. One problem that many drivers [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Healthy Living, How To and Tips|0 Comments

Sharing the Roadways Safely

Every year there are over 400,000 accidents that involve semi and passenger vehicles. Of those accidents over 80% are caused by passenger vehicles. It is important for all motorists to know how a tractor and trailer operate on the road. They are bigger and take up more space, they need more room to maneuver, they [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|How To and Tips, Winnipeg Truck Driving|0 Comments
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