Category: Opinion

young co-workers

Oct 19 2021

Canada’s Driver Shortage-We Need You!

Canada is quietly creeping into a deep hole through the driver shortage that’s been looming for years over our heads. Britain is already going through it as the Army is called in to help deliver fuel to gas stations. They say this is a mix of not enough workers and the Brexit Immigration changes. The […]

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Oct 5 2021

Learning from the Humboldt Truck Incident

The Humboldt truck / bus incident has come to the forefront recently due to a National Television Network doing a special edition story on the truck driver that killed 16 people and injured 13 others on a bus carrying a hockey team that crashed in a remote highway crossing. The driver is currently serving time […]

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Team-Drivers

Sep 28 2021

Truck Driver to Training Facility; What’s Involved?

With the implementation of M.E.L.T. (Mandatory Entry Level Training) a lot of drivers have moved from truck driver or owner operator to truck driver trainer. They see an opportunity in the industry to move to a model of teaching others, staying closer to home, and hopefully having a full roster of students to help make […]

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Sep 21 2021

Two Years of Experience – The Benchmark to Truck Driver Freedom

“If I complete the truck driver training course do I have two years of experience?” We discuss this question and hopefully clarify this question for you. Two years experience is when the transportation world will open up to you. At the two year point the insurance industry feels you have enough experience and ease restrictions […]

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Sep 7 2021

Driver Appreciation Week for New Students

“What is Driver Appreciation Week?” asked the student in the back row. Truck Driver Appreciation Week or National Trucking Week as it’s known here in Canada are two weeks back to back in September each year that celebrate the truck driver and the people that work in transportation. As you may or may not know […]

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Aug 31 2021

Carrier Types – The Good, Bad, and Ugly

We recently put out an article on how to find the right carrier and one of our followers on Twitter asked if we could put out a list of things to look for in a carrier? We thought that was a great idea. Now a list could go on for pages and pages so we […]

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