Category: Truck Driver Tips

Oct 6 2023

TTSAO Training Tip of the Week – Lane Discipline

Let’s continue with some basic tips on how to improve a driver/student’s Defensive Driving. This week we’ll talk about Lane Discipline! Why is Lane Discipline important? First, let’s identify what lane discipline actually is. As a driver it is important to know where you are expected to be, as well as knowing where all the […]

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Sep 21 2023

TTSAO Training Tip of the Week – Highway Driving

Let’s continue with some basic tips on how to improve a driver/student’s Defensive Driving. Consider highway driving this week. It is apparent that many drivers are now using the middle lane in a 3-lane highway, and some are even in the ‘fast’ lane, not the curb or right-hand lane. Patience and discipline is required to […]

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Sep 14 2023

Training Tip of the Week – Tip for making Left Hand Turns.

Let’s get back to basic tips on how to improve a driver/student’s Defensive Driving. This week we will discuss a tip for making Left Hand Turns. First, we will look at making a left hand turn on a 4 lane, urban roadway. There is no separate left-hand lane, so the turn must be made from […]

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Aug 23 2023

TTSAO Training Tip of the Week – PPE and Safety Wear

We are going back to some small but important safety tips that will improve your Defensive Driving. Keep this one in mind when driving in urban settings, like Lakeshore Rd in the GTA, or any other similar busy roads. When driving your commercial vehicle others around you are not aware of your dimensions and ability […]

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Aug 16 2023

The Importance of High-Visibility Clothing for Student Truck Drivers and Instructors

Many people think student truck drivers are always safe in their cabs; therefore, comfort is the only important aspect of their clothing. The reality is that student truck drivers and instructors often work in low light conditions and in poorly lit yards, putting their safety at risk. Wearing fluorescent or reflective clothing ensures student truck drivers and their […]

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Aug 9 2023

TTSAO Training Tip of the Week #6 – PTI Exterior Trailer Check

This week’s tip is about the physical checks to the Exterior of the Trailer. Let’s start with the front of the trailer. First things first. Check the left front to see that the yellow safety sticker is up to date. You’re not going anywhere if it isn’t. Next look for the document holder to verify […]

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