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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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11
Feb

5 Ways to Customize Your Truck Rental

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When you’re renting a commercial vehicle such as transport trucks, it’s important you gain access to a full array of customization options to assure a personalized driving experience. Many drivers don’t consider the additions they can make to their rentals, and as such they miss out on a range of opportunities. This blog will help outline the different customizations that can be added to your rental vehicle. 1. Add a GPS System If you’re traveling across Canada in a new truck, it’s not always easy to get your bearings. A cutting-edge GPS system can help in this area, and provide you with a full understanding of your surroundings. The latest GPS systems can even analyze traffic patterns to highlight the most effective route to your destination. This is ideal for those commerce vehicle drivers, for whom time of delivery is a critical factor. Many rental companies offer a range of…

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22
Jan

Transport Trucker Driver Requirements

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Transport Trucker Driver Requirements

Besides being able to travel long distances on your own, there are many requirements for individuals who wish work as transport truckers. Below you will find a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to gain employment in this field. Schooling and licensing Usually, secondary school must be completed, although there are some employers that don’t require this. You will need the proper training for your specific type of load (This is usually provided on the job). Hauling food will have different safety requirements than hauling gasoline. An accredited driver-training course must be completed. These courses can be taken at a…

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15
Jan

Four Tips for Driving Long Distances

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Tips For Driving Long Distances

Truckers travel long distances daily. These trips can take a toll on your mind and body, and if you’re not prepared, you can seriously damage both your vehicle and your health. Before you set off on your journey, consider these four tips to make your long-distance drive a pleasant one. Eat well Diners and greasy spoons line the roadways. They’re easy to pull in to, offer ample parking for trucks, and always offer cheap food. However, eating fast food may lead to acid reflux, heartburn and even drowsiness. To say alert and to give your digestive system a break, pack…

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7
Jan

Five Safety Tips for Hauling Heavy Loads

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Safety Tips For Heavy Loads

When it comes to hauling heavy loads, there’s little room for mistakes. This is an extremely dangerous job that takes the right driver and the right safety measures. One small slip-up could cause you to lose your license or even worse, cause a fatality. Before you set off on the open road to transport your goods, here are five safety tips for hauling heavy loads. Know the rules Familiarize yourself with the regulatory requirements in each province or state you will travel through. Regulations may vary geographically, and you don’t want to incur any unnecessary tickets or brushes with authority…

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