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Ep 15: Under the Truck

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, takes us under a tractor-trailer to discuss everything that enforcement teams are looking for when they climb onto a creeper and wheel their way underneath the vehicle.

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Ep 16: Brake Adjustments

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Brake adjustment continues to be the leading defect identified during roadside inspections. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, discuss how inspectors mark and measure the brakes.

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Ep 17: Tractor Protection Valve

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Do you know why a tractor-trailer is equipped with a tractor protection valve? And do you know how enforcement teams will inspect it? Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, explore the related steps.

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Ep 18: In-Cab Inspection

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

A Level 1 inspection does not limit itself to components outside the truck. Enforcement teams will stop in the cab to review gauges, warning lights, steering wheels, seats and more. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, discuss the difference between the major and minor defects.

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Ep 19: Fifth Wheel

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Tractors and trailers connect at the fifth wheel, and the so-called tug test is used to ensure there is no excessive play in the connection. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, explore the steps taken to ensure a secure connection.

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Ep 20: A Clean Inspection

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, presents driver Brad Barton of JG Drapeau a clean bill of health for the equipment inspected during our video series. Today’s Trucking offers special thanks to Brad Barton, JG Drapeau, Sarasin, and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for sharing all the steps in a Level 1 inspection.

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Video series highlights each step in Level 1 inspection

June 6, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Today’s Trucking has rolled out a 20-part video series featuring each of the stops in a Level 1 roadside inspection conducted by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) enforcement teams.

John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and CVSA instructor, highlight the differences between major and minor defects, and offer an in-depth look at all the related components along the way.

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Free video series explains CVSA inspections

April 17, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Today’s Trucking magazine has launched a free online video series that offers new insights into roadside inspections, and already posted the first five installments at www.todaystrucking.com.

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Technician Shortage Blamed on Industry Complacency

March 2, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

NASHVILLE, TN – That diesel technician shortage? It’s the industry’s own fault.

At least that’s the consensus among trucking experts at the 60th Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) meeting, where the burgeoning shortage was the hot topic du jour.

Fault may be more precisely put as inaction. But it’s not just that – it’s industry’s changing image, one that’s allowed the mechanic occupation to seem an unappealing career choice for a parent to envision for their children; it’s the demise of the ma and pa gas station where kids got there hands dirty and their minds put into gear; it’s the lack of integration between industry and education, the latter of which appears to have gone astray, missing out on critical skillsets.

“Industry and education can’t be two separate words. They need to be a common phrase,” says veteran consultant George Arrants, of Texas, who is leading the way for a remedy to the shortage.

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OTA’s Next Generation Certificate Program Returning

December 22, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – A program designed as an intensive leadership development initiative for the trucking industry’s future leaders has been a big hit, according to organizers and is returning next year.

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Registration Opens for CITT Winter Logistics Courses

November 16, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – CITT has opened registration for its winter semester of logistics courses that start on Jan. 14 of next year.

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Allied Van Lines Creates Moving Industry Scholarships

October 21, 2015 by sehui

EDMONTON, AB — Allied Van Lines Canada plans to launch a 2015 scholarship to financially support and provide aid to those in the fields of logistics and similar majors related to careers in the moving services industry.

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National Seminar Series Looks at Best HR Trucking Practices

October 5, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA, ON (October 5, 2015) – Trucking HR Canada is launching a new national seminar series to highlight best practices in human resources that can be adopted by fleets of every size.

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CITT Goes Mobile, Introduces New Private Trucking Courses

July 27, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — CITT has made it that much easier for professionals to build their supply chain logistics abilities through specialized online courses towards the CITT-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) designation while it has just unveiled a set of courses aimed at those in private trucking.

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Work Truck Show beefs up educational program

December 12, 2014 by Allan Janssen

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – In addition to a 500,000-square-foot trade show floor, the annual Work Truck Show will feature a full slate of educational sessions.