The sheer amount of driving we do as truck drivers necessitate that we practice safe driving habits for the safety of everyone on the road.
We’ve all been taught about safe following distances and yet tailgating is still among the top five causes of roadway accidents. Despite what you may believe, driving within feet of the vehicle in front of you is not going to get you to your destination any quicker. Tailgating is an aggressive act that intimidates others [...]
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Over the next couple of weeks, many of us will be venturing out for family gatherings and vacations, often in less than favourable conditions. Len Dubois Trucking and its team of professional truck drivers place top priority on the safety of our drivers, and the motorists who share the roadways with them. Our team has [...]
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 [...]