Appreciating Truckers Year Round

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Whether the general public knows it or not, we all rely on the trucking industry and all of its workers to bring us everything we want and need. The industry requires many spinoff jobs to support pickups and deliveries of all sorts of freight. Spinoff workers include persons responsible for packaging freight, warehouse persons, loadersContinue Reading

Tech Specialization

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Should We or Shouldn’t We? Fleet maintenance and repair shops and independent shops at some point will consider tech specialization as a means of increasing shop revenue. Maybe you have a tech that’s a hands down standout at some repairs. Maybe you have another who is primarily good at another handful of jobs. So youContinue Reading

Ongoing Saga of the Canadian ELD Mandate

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June 12, 2021 marked the official deadline for Canadian federally regulated trucks to comply with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. The mandate requires the affected vehicles to be equipped with an ELD approved by an authorized third party certifier for use in Canada. Unfortunately, on that date there was no certifier approved by TransportContinue Reading

Professionalism or its Lack

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We’ve spoken about this topic before but we want you to know that a lack of professionalism displayed by many truck drivers is not something that will return without all of us – drivers included – working together on. First of all a Commercial Driver License is not a free pass to ignoring regulations andContinue Reading

Fleet experiencing Frequent Breakdowns?

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If your fleet is experiencing frequent breakdowns on trips away from the home terminal it may be a sign of infrequent or inaccurate daily pre-trip inspections by a driver or drivers. If it’s happening more often with a certain driver, it’s pretty obvious that person’s attitude is indifferent toward required daily inspections, both pre andContinue Reading