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Nov

Can You Drive A Sprinter Van With A Car Licence?

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Oftentimes driving a specialized van such as a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter requires a particular type of licence. For those transporting passengers or equipment using one of these vans in Canada, it’s important to learn more on the local licensing laws and whether any special licensing requirements must be met. Within this latest post, we’ll address van licensing in Canada as we review the question: “Can you drive a Sprinter van in Canada with a car licence?”. Licence Requirements Depend On Number Of Passengers And Province Vehicles designed to be used by 12-15 passengers, such as the Sprinter, are subject to additional driver’s licensing requirements across Canada. In Ontario specifically, drivers have to obtain a special Class F licence if they are carrying 10 or more passengers, or the vehicle they’re driving is designed to carry 10 or more passengers. Across Canada, drivers may also be subject to medical requirements as part…

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17
Nov

5 Common Truck Repairs

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Fleet operators must have a clear understanding of the vehicles within their service to ensure they meet operational targets. And this requires comprehensive knowledge on truck repair requirements. To help guide the maintenance process within growing fleets, this latest post will highlight five common truck repairs for fleet operators. Wheel Bearing Issues The wheel bearings are the component that keeps the wheel moving with as little friction as possible on the road. Truck drivers will notice that the bearings are being degraded by the amount of noise coming from their wheel wells as they move. Drivers might also experience vehicle jerking or unstable movements on the road. If any of these symptoms occur, it’s time to review the wheel bearings for problems. Brake Failures And Fluid Leaks With a larger payload placing pressure on the brakes, the braking systems within modern trucks can experience fluid leaks on a regular basis.…

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10
Nov

How To Become A Crane Operator

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Crane operation is now a lucrative industry. Thousands of professionals across the country are now entering the industry to become a full-time operator and work on projects throughout Canada. And with Canada’s real estate market growing at an exponential rate, the need for crane operators is only going to continue to rise, providing great prospects for those who become crane operators in the future. In this latest post, we take a look at the steps required to become a crane operator. The Two Main Types Of Crane Operation Before entering into a position as a crane operator, it’s important to know the differences between the two main types of operator positions. There are positions in which an operator will be positioned on a stationary crane at a construction site, and positions in which the operator will be responsible for a mobile crane, which is attached to a vehicle and delivered…

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3
Nov

4 Tips For Operating A Skid Steer

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With many Canadians now taking on construction work around their properties, some are finding that simple shovels and wheelbarrows are too small for the task at hand. The skid steer is the ideal tool for this type of challenging property work, but many find the vehicle difficult to operate safely. Allow our experts to guide the skid steer operating process, as we present four tips for seamless skid steer operation in this latest post. Make Long Wide Turns A common problem skid steer operators face is trying to turn the vehicle to work on another area of the property. Damage can occur when one tire turns at a different speed than those on the other side of the vehicle. When the operator begins the turning process abruptly, it can cause vehicle skidding, which will tear up the ground surface. By simply making long, wide turns, the operator can ensure a…

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