Dehydration: Test the water

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Traveling down the road in the hot summer, you may notice dry, brown patches of grass in the median – spots that haven’t had enough rain. Just like the earth, your body can dry up if it doesn’t get the… Source: Trucking News

Dangers of lead poisoning

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Lead is a naturally occurring heavy metal that can be found in many common household items such as batteries and paint. Lead poisoning or toxicity is a serious medical condition that is due to the build-up of lead in the… Source: Trucking News

Mandatory entry-level training is here

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On June 28, Ontario transport minister, Steven Del Duca, announced that all new drivers wishing to take the province’s tractor-trailer (Class A) road test will first be required to successfully complete a mandatory entry-level training (MELT) course through an approved… Source: Trucking News

PMTC conference sets record numbers

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The 2016 annual conference of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) took place in June, and once again proved itself to be the single best educational and networking forum for the private trucking community. This year also saw… Source: Trucking News

Technology can’t give a pat on the back

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Technology is a wonderful thing. We can’t get by without it in today’s world. But those of us who find ourselves “managed” by that technology would like to try. The problem with truck driving and using technology to measure the… Source: Trucking News

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van to be ‘Made in the USA’

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Mercedes-Benz Vans USA broke the ground of its new Sprinter plant in North Charleston, S.C. July 27, marking the beginning of the company’s efforts to construct its popular van model on American soil. An extension of its… Source: Trucking News

In conversation with Daimler leader Wolfgang Bernhard

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STUTTGART, Germany — North America has proved a disappointing truck market so far this year with the most recent Class 8 intake standing at a multi-year low. Wolfgang Bernhard, member of the Board of Management and responsible for Daimler AG’s… Source: Trucking News