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The overall revenue for Canada's trucking industry is, by some estimates, more than $25 billion. All the same, to maximize income, competition and savings potential, commercial truckers must protect themselves with adequate insurance. Indeed, in most cases, commercial truckers in Saskatchewan must provide proof of coverage, by law. READ MORE >>

Before you tow a trailer for the first time, check with the dealer to determine the towing capacity of the towing vehicle, and what extra towing equipment you may need — such as heavy duty shocks and springs or a transmission cooler. Registration fees and premiums are based on the class and type of trailer and should be determined prior to towing. READ MORE >>

Saskatchewan is a large province. Weather patterns can vary based on location. For truckers, that means planning for the different conditions one may encounter on the road. Now that September is here, you should start planning for winter. It can strike early in this part of the world. READ MORE >>

Canadian winters are often long, and driving during these periods can prove hazardous. If you are a trucker, then you likely know the special precautions that you must take on the road. Winter should double your commitment to safe driving. Trucking means exposing not just your truck, but also your cargo to dangers. READ MORE >>

As a trucker, you have an obligation to deliver your cargo to its destination on time, without damage. Doing so helps your long-haul trucking company retain its reputability. It also reduces the insurance risks that the trucking company poses to itself and its clients. READ MORE >>

Your trucking company has a goal of delivering a client's goods to different locations. That's why your business is highly dependent on its reputation for safe transportation. You need to deliver cargo and orders safely and efficiently. Your clients want to know that you will get their goods to their destinations safely. READ MORE >>

As a professional truck driver, you come into contact with thousands of other drivers each day. It is your responsibility to ensure that you drive safely in order to protect your company's interests. It's important to note that your health — including your diet — affects your ability to drive. READ MORE >>

Truck drivers must deal with many risks, which can multiply during bouts of winter weather. Fortunately, there are plenty of techniques that can be employed to enhance road safety, even when it comes to driving over black ice. We've compiled a list of trucking safety tips to help keep you safe while driving through the snow and ice. READ MORE >>

Truck drivers face a plethora of risks while driving on Canadian roadways. They could hit a guard rail and roll their vehicle, or they could collide with one of the thousands of other vehicles they share the road with during a route. READ MORE >>

Your business' fleet of trucks was — and continues to be — a big investment, one that must be protected. While federal and state laws dictate that every vehicle on the road must be insured with minimum liability requirements (which vary by state), this coverage only protects others who may suffer injury or property damage when your drivers are at fault. READ MORE >>

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