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Jun

3 Essential Skills All Truck Drivers Should Have

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Once you’ve secured your truck and trailer leasing, driving a truck for a living is not as simple as just hopping in and taking the wheel. Truck driving is a physically and emotionally demanding job and lasting in the industry means developing a set of skills that will serve you well and allow you to excel. If you are thinking about applying for truck and trailer leasing so that you can get into the trucking industry, below are three essential skills that all truck drivers should have. Reliability And responsibility This is not so much a skill, but a quality. Being a commercial truck driver means that people are going to be entrusting you with their cargo on a regular basis. You will be asked to drive, often long distances, sometimes in hazardous conditions in order to get things from point A to B. Being able to set the terms…

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24
Oct

How Do I Become A Heavy Machinery Operator?

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If you think operating heavy equipment is something you might like to do, there are an abundance of opportunities to learn. In Ontario, you can either become an apprentice and learn on the job or enroll in a college course such as the paid Ontario heavy equipment operator-training course. Qualifications and attributes you’ll need to potentially excel at this career: Excellent balance; Good physical condition and good overall health; Able to judge distances; Coordinated; Unafraid of heights; Be able to focus for extended time periods; Mechanically inclined; Good at solving problems; Able to work in inclement weather; Experience with other equipment like tractors. When you’re training to become a heavy equipment operator in Ontario you’ll be learning how to operate large pieces of machinery safely and in the right way. This sort of equipment can be used to build or to demolish. What You’re Signing Up For Programs offered at…

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4
Jul

Health Tips For Truck Drivers

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A career as a truck driver can give you a sense of freedom since when you hit the road it’s just you and your vehicle. But driving for a living can be fraught with risk if you have any pre-existing ailments. There are numerous health issues – many of which are more common than you might think – that could adversely impact your ability to drive safely. Some of them can be managed, and some of them may progress to the point where operating a truck is no longer safe. So if you’re a trucker, read up on these health tips for truck drivers. Cataracts The majority of people who are at least 75 years of age come down with a cataract in either one or both eyes. Of course, it’s possible to develop a cataract much earlier, so you need to be mindful of this. Cataracts can obstruct your…

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7
Mar

5 Ways To Stay Entertained On The Road

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Driving a truck can be a great career for men and women of all ages. It can offer great job security and pay as well as the ability to work independently and travel. The nature of the job also means that drivers spend a lot of time alone, with only themselves and their environment for entertainment. Luckily, there are many things truck drivers can do to stay alert and help alleviate boredom to pass the time. Below are 5 ways to stay entertained while you’re on the road: Discover awesome apps. Truck drivers in 2016 have something that drivers of generations past wish they had: Smart phones and tablets. Apps like Skype and Whatsapp allow you to stay connected to friends and family and apps like Pandora or Spotify let you bring your entire music collection with you. Download Netflix and you have a portable home theatre during meal stops,…

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8
Feb

The 7 Deadliest Highways In North America (And How To Stay S...

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Truck driving can be a pretty risky business, especially when it comes to driving along the many highways in North America. All highways are potentially dangerous, but in this article we’re taking a look at a list of the ones that are especially risky: Highway 10, Arizona This highway is 150 miles long and stretches from Phoenix to the border with California. There are 85 deaths per year on average on Highway 10, meaning someone loses their lives on this stretch every 4.5 days. Highway 2, Montana The location of this highway contributes in a large way to its reputation. The vast stretch of land on this highway offers the temptation for many motorists to test out the speed of their cars and, naturally, accidents occur. When they do, help takes a while to arrive because of the remote location. This is another contributing factor to the fatality rate. Highway…

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