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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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Video highlights U-joint inspection, replacement

April 25, 2017 by John Smith

ELGIN, IL – SKF has released an online video showing how to inspect and replace a U-joint on a commercial vehicle, using the rear driveshaft U-joint on a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia for the demonstration.

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Driving Impressions of Cat’s CT680L

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

In this Focus On episode, Jim Park will Focus On his impressions of Caterpillar’s CT680L’s driving experience. Specifically, he highlights the various driver amenities and cab features that reduce cab noise and make the driving experience pleasant.

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Driving Impressions of Cat’s CT680L

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

In this Focus On episode, Jim Park will Focus On his impressions of Caterpillar’s CT680L’s driving experience. Specifically, he highlights the various driver amenities and cab features that reduce cab noise and make the driving experience pleasant.

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Driving Impressions of Cat’s CT680L

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

In this Focus On episode, Jim Park will Focus On his impressions of Caterpillar’s CT680L’s driving experience. Specifically, he highlights the various driver amenities and cab features that reduce cab noise and make the driving experience pleasant.

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Volvo’s Adaptive Loading

April 17, 2017 by Jim Park

Volvo Trucks offers a very unique 6×2 tractor platform, where the rear axle does the driving while the forward axle in the tandem group goes along for the ride. Sometimes called a “pusher” or “dead axle,” this axle is anything but dead.

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Volvo’s Adaptive Loading

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

Volvo Trucks offers a very unique 6×2 tractor platform, where the rear axle does the driving while the forward axle in the tandem group goes along for the ride. Sometimes called a “pusher” or “dead axle,” this axle is anything but dead.

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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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Portable trailer cam for backing

April 7, 2017 by John Smith

Backing into a dock or narrow street can be a challenge, but FLO Components is offering support with a new portable TrailerCam.

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Watch this short film on women in trucking

June 21, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

WOMEN IN TRUCKING: Are you a woman with drive? If you are, the trucking industry in Canada is full of opportunities, and the potential for career progression is excellent.