Should You Consider Buying a New or a Used Western Star Truck

When your livelihood depends on driving you want the best possible wheels under you. You account for a part of the 140 billion miles driven every year as a trucker. So, it’s a critical choice between a new vs. used truck when it’s time to buy. If you are thinking about getting a Western Star truck, you will want to…

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How Heavy Truck Drivers Can Avoid Burnout

It’s frustrating when those tired work week feelings don’t go away. Tiredness slips into exhaustion which can turn into dread and depression. Not only do those feelings make it a lot harder to enjoy your job, but they might put you in danger. This is especially true for truck drivers whose focus and energy are essential for safety….

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The Importance of Log Trailer Visibility

Did you know that the average cost of a heavy truck accident increases with truck size, leading to more expensive accidents? That fact sounds alarming, but it’s important for every truck driver and fleet manager to understand the gravity of their job. With great power comes great responsibility, after all! If you drive or manage a log trailer,…

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5 Tips for Spec’ing the Right Heavy Truck

Coming out of the global pandemic, truck sales in Canada are expected to see a growth of around 20%. As business begins to pick up, many companies are thinking of expanding or upgrading their fleet. But how do you choose the right truck for your needs? Spec’ing a truck needs careful consideration. Read on as we discuss how…

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4 Tips to Reduce Semi-Truck Driver Stress

Working as a semi-truck driver has many perks. You get the advantages of a well-paying salary, paid sick days, travelling around the country, and guaranteed job security. The demand for truck driving is growing, and studies show that by 2026, there will be more than 200,000 positions available. While this job comes with many benefits, it does have…

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Health Tips for Every Truck Driver

Being a professional truck driver is a fantastic career. There are countless benefits to driving a truck for a living. You get to work on the road and see new places on a daily basis. However, there are certain health issues to be aware of. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid these common health concerns for truck drivers,…

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The Importance of Semi-Trailer Alignment

Rough roads do a number on vehicles, increasing the cost of maintaining a commercial truck. Sometimes, the issues caused can be big and obvious, like when a trailer seems to drift back and forth in a lane. Semi-trailer alignment can be thrown off by potholes and result in safety and maintenance concerns. The wider tires used on trailers…

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How to Tarp a Trailer Safely and Other Commercial Tarping Tips

When working on the road, it’s important to get your load where it needs to go safely and securely. The easiest way to protect your cargo is with a tarp. But how do you correctly tarp a trailer? What do you need to know about truck safety to make sure your goods are protected and secure? This guide will…

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