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What Keeps You Motivated to Drive?

We do our best every day. Most days it goes unnoticed, but we keep doing it. Some days it’s harder than others, but that doesn’t stop us. It’s who we are as a person. In many ways, being a commercial driver seems like it’s a thankless job when we’re on the road, but it’s a … Read More


Brake Safety Week Puts 13.5% of Trucks Out of Service for Violations

Source: Truckinginfo.com This year’s Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual nationwide brake inspection event, saw 13.5% of 34,320 vehicles placed out of service for critical brake-related violations identified during roadside inspections. On a more positive note, 86.5% of vehicles inspected from Sept. 15-21, 2019, did not have any critical brake-related inspection item … Read More


Fall Driving

The fall season is upon us and will turn into winter in the blink of an eye. Depending on where you are, fall could mean rain and/or snow. Planning ahead can reduce seasonal risks and keep you safer while driving. Visibility is a big concern any time, but when Mother Nature brings about a downpour or … Read More


Winter Mental Driving Preperation

Although autumn seems to have just begun, the dreaded “w word” is around the corner – winter. There is more to winter driving than preparing the vehicle and having all of the much-needed equipment in the vehicle. There’s also the very important mental preparation for winter driving. It almost seems as if we need to … Read More


Driver Fatigue Kills, But Do You Know What It Looks Like?

Source: Todaystrucking.com BRAMPTON, Ont. – Clinton Marquardt knows that driver fatigue kills. The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators says it’s a contributing factor in 20% of Canada’s fatal car crashes, the fatigue specialist told the annual meeting of the Fleet Safety Council. “Those are just fatal accidents, but that doesn’t consider the number of … Read More


ICBC Urges Caution As Pedestrian Injuries Nearly Double

Source: ICBC.com Almost double the number of pedestrians are injured in crashes from October to January as the weather changes and daylight hours decrease.* That’s why today, ICBC is launching a pedestrian safety campaign with police and TransLink to urge pedestrians and drivers to stay safe as crashes with pedestrians spike at this time of … Read More


What Distracted Driving Really Means

It’s no secret that distracted driving has been in the news on a weekly basis somewhere somehow for many years now. Depending on your jurisdiction, the penalties can be mild to quite severe if you’re caught. The key word is IF. However, getting caught is only a small issue. It’s what being distracted really means … Read More


With Winter Approaching, it’s Time to Plan Ahead for Safe Driving

ShiftintoWinter.ca provides free tips and resources on how to stay safe in different driving conditions Richmond, B.C., September 30, 2019 – The chance of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash in British Columbia increases dramatically in winter. That’s why the Winter Driving Safety Alliance is reminding motorists and employers to plan ahead … Read More


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