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Jul

2 Things To Know About Upgrading From An A to An AZ Licence

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Many people assume that once they have gotten their truck and trailer leasing, they can now drive anything they want. It would be quite simple if that were the case, but unfortunately, also quite dangerous. Many people start out with a class A licence and then graduate onto other classes. Each time you get a new licence, there are new educational and experience requirements that go along with them. If you are thinking about upgrading from an A to an AZ licence and would like to know what that entails, below are four things you should know before attempting to upgrade. Restricted Class A Licence The Restricted Class A licence (condition R) is specifically meant for drivers who are operating smaller truck-trailer combos. These include recreational, horse or utility trailers. If you have this licence you are also permitted to drive a car or a light truck covered by a class G licence or heavy trucks that are covered by the Class D licence. When you get truck and trailer leasing for a specific rig or set up, it is…

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19
Oct

How To Exercise While On A Long Haul Drive

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Certain body types are common within the long haul driving community because eating and exercise habits will tend to be similar due to the nature of the work. Our recommendations aren’t going to make you as buff as your favourite action star, but at least the next time you visit the doctor’s office for your yearly medical, you’ll be able to tell your doctor that you’re staying healthy by keeping up the number of hours you exercise. It’s Too Cold, Dark, and Empty Outside! Walking is an often recommended form of exercise, prized for being low impact, suitable for people of various activity levels, and easily performed without special equipment. It’s not always possible to go out for a quick hike, and there may even be times when it’s a bad idea to leave your vehicle, for example it’s either not safe to leave the cab for you or your…

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12
Oct

Best Tools To Help Maintain Posture While Driving

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It’s hard not to have a sedentary lifestyle when sitting is a large part of many jobs, but unfortunately, long-term sitting takes its toll on our bodies. One side effect of excessive sitting is potentially bad posture. Poor posture may seem relatively minor compared to other parts of your health that you should be looking out for, like having a balanced diet and getting enough exercise. The good thing about correcting your posture is that it’s an easy habit to form and takes almost no time to start practicing, so why not try and be as healthy as you can in all ways possible. Signs of Bad Posture Aches and pains in your back and neck that aren’t caused by injury can be indicators that you’re sitting poorly. In addition, incorrect posture can lead to weight being distributed incorrectly over pressure points, affecting blood flow to your lower extremities leaving…

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5
Oct

Best Gadgets For Every Trucker

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Some gadgets are fun while other inventions are not just expensive toys for grown ups, as they can greatly improve your driving experience. Once you’ve found the gadget for you, your whole driving experience will change dramatically. How would that happen exactly? Either the device solves a problem you never knew you had, or it resolves an issue that’s been bothering you since day one. If that sounds familiar then read on to see how this list can help! Bluetooth Headset Bluetooth isn’t just for when you’re fiddling around with your electronics at home, it’s actually great for hands-free operation of your phone. In combination with voice activated control of your smartphone, you can just leave it charged into the dashboard while you connect with your loved ones. Headsets come in all shapes and sizes so keep shopping to find one that suits your preferences, whether it’s one that wraps…

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29
Sep

Are There Education Minimums To Becoming A Trucker?

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In Ontario, there is no minimum education level to be a trucker. However, to be a trucker you will have to go through several tests. Here is what to expect: Who Can Take the Tests? The tests to get a trucker license is given by the government of Ontario. It is open only to people who: Are 18 years of age or older; Have a clean driving record; and Have passed a Ministry of Transportation (MTO) medical checkup. The checkup is taken at your own expense and will cost around $60. It will find whether you can physically handle the long hours and stresses of truck driving to make sure you won’t fall unconscious at the wheel. The checkup may find small possible problems, like high blood-pressure, poor blood sugar regulation, or asthma. Even if you have these problems, you can see a specialist to come up with a treatment…

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23
Sep

Discount Fuel Cards vs. Credit Cards – There is a clear wi...

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You’re company is paying too much for diesel if you are using a credit card instead of a discount fuel. Even if you use the credit card correctly and manage to pay the balance on time to avoid interest payments, you still end up paying too much for fuel. The posted cost of fuel that’s displayed on the big sign in front of the truck stop is a cash price only. The actual price you pay for diesel is much higher if paid for by credit card. You pay a premium price for credit card payments When he/she pulls into the truck stop, your driver may think that what he sees posted in big numbers is today’s price per gallon. He would be correct, but only if your company pays cash for the fuel. If you use a credit card, the price is higher! In the U.S. the difference can…

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