Breakdowns Happen

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No matter what make of truck you drive, no matter which brand of components it has it is subject to breakdowns at any given time and in any place. Unfortunately, breakdowns often occur in remote areas leaving a driver stranded, perhaps on the side of the road. Story Time One driver we spoke with relatedContinue Reading

A Few More EMDECS Updates

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Simplified Technician Time Logs This update eliminates the need to enter tech start and end times on a job. Simply enter tech’s total hours and the system will provide start and end times based on information from the repair order. Designed to streamline and save time when finalizing repair orders. Simplified at a Glance ViewContinue Reading

More EMDECS Updates

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More EMDECS Updates If you’re using the EMDECS shop management system and your fleet employs Owner Operators, or if you perform repairs on outside Owner Operator customers you need to see and use the new Owner Operator Module. It is one of several new updates already in use on EMDECS. A truck’s repair history isContinue Reading

EMDECS Continues to Innovate

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EMDECS is the flagship fleet maintenance shop management system of BrightOrder Inc., the first software shop management system to be utilized via the internet in real time. For over two decades we have worked hard to constantly update and improve EMDECS to keep up with advancing technology. And we keep on updating and improving it.Continue Reading

 Collision Avoidance Systems for Trucks

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There are numerous factors that play a role in causing truck crashes. For instance, driver distraction, driver fatigue, boredom, following too close, driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, road rage, poor maintenance practices, or bad driver behaviors of others on the road. There may be more causes but these are the most common.Continue Reading

Automatic Slack Adjusters

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Automatic Slack Adjusters (ASA)s represent an advancement in truck brake technology. In the days before ASAs manual slack adjusters required daily inspection and manual adjustment to maintain adequate braking on heavy trucks with air brakes. But how many drivers or shop techs actually did that daily? Back in the day, those of us who wereContinue Reading

Why Ontario Dump Truck Owners Protest

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Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) is a grouping of regulations designed to minimize heavy truck damage to Ontario roads and highways to extend road life and make for safer traffic conditions. It covers trucks and their trailers built prior to July, 2011. This post focuses on dump trucks and how their owners are affected underContinue Reading

Shortage of Safe Parking for Trucks

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    In Canada and the United States trucking associations are spreading awareness of the need for safe parking for large trucks. This may not be seen as a real problem by the non-trucking public. Most people sleep safe and sound in cozy bedrooms. Sleeping in a truck under unsafe conditions is different. Truck stopsContinue Reading

Hauling Steel Coils

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If you are new to hauling freight and are considering handling steel coils on a flatbed trailer, at first it may feel a lot like being a novice ice skater on a frozen lake. You never know what you’re in for. It takes much skill and strength to load a trailer properly and secure theContinue Reading