The province of Manitoba is enacting new stiffer penalties for drivers using handheld devices while driving on November 1, 2018. Most jurisdictions have been increasing penalties for the past decade.
Next week, kids across North America will be heading back to class. And while they’re busy filling their minds with the knowledge of the world, we want to fill your minds with some basic safety tips for driving through school zones and around school buses. School zones are busy spots as buses, cars, minivans, bikes [...]
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 [...]
Aggressive drivers and road rage are serious safety concerns and they make our roadways less safe. Aggressive driving includes tailgating, speeding, unsafe lane changes, inappropriate use of lights or horn, inappropriate gestures, and actions to intimidate others on the road. Aggressive driving increases the risk of an accident or collision. It is everyone's responsibility to conduct themselves [...]
Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual enforcement blitz by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is set this year for July 15-21. During the weeklong blitz, enforcers will focus on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance. Driving behaviors that will be targeted during the week include: speeding distracted driving texting failure [...]
Hours-of-Service compliance is part of everyday living for truck drivers; after all, you can't really do the job if you don't understand HOS. This year the CVSA is placing special emphasis on HOS Compliance during the 2018 International Roadcheck happening across North America from June 5 to 7, 2018. While a driver's hours of service is [...]
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance. Roadcheck 2018 Focusing on HOS “The top reason drivers were placed out of [...]
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At Len Dubois Trucking, the safety of our drivers is always a top priority. Over the years we have written a series of articles on the different severe weather hazards that drivers face out on the road. While being a tough Canadian driver, ready to handle any winter storm that blows in your way, dealing with [...]
Ensuring that your cargo is secure behind the locked doors of the trailer is important for a variety of reasons. It prevents: Damage to our clients’ freight; Loads from shifting; and Loose objects from falling from the vehicle in a collision. Improperly secured freight is also a DOT Violation that can lead to hefty fines, [...]