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Importance Of Safety Training For Truck Drivers

Trucking has become a highly competitive industry. Companies are forced to cut corners to ensure they maintain the bottom lines. Most of the times trucking companies tend to ignore the safety issues, which is a major cause of concern.

A majority of the present generation of drivers fail to get extensive training in safety. Added to this, the fact that the wages of drivers have fallen drastically, the quality of drivers trucking in Guelph, Cambridge, Hamilton and other cities across Canada has become mediocre. The average wages of truck drivers have reduced drastically and so there is a reduction in the quality of workers opting for the trucking job.

Another reason for reducing safety standards is the tendency of trucking companies to put off repairs in order to cut expenses. They do not pay heed to the advice of the truckers about problems in the vehicles. Some drivers do not report safety problems due to the fear of losing their jobs. They are forced to drive unsafe vehicles and take back roads to stay away from inspection stations. Trucking has become a scary and risky industry.

In order to make trucking safe, experts suggest that it is important to make government –approved safety training mandatory for all truckers. The program should train the drivers about truck safety and must be taught in trucking schools.

Trucking companies should also take the matter of safety seriously. They should be ready to invest in training the truck drivers to ensure high standards of safety. They should follow strict screening procedures while inducting new drivers into their team and should also provide time-to-time training. They should also get their trucks, trailers and other vehicles in their fleet regularly inspected and repair or replace the ones which are out-of-service. Trucking companies should also ensure that their drivers are physically and mentally fit and get proper rest in between their schedules.

Truck drivers should also make it a point to make themselves knowledgeable about different aspects of safety. They should check the trucks before starting a journey and report any issues to the company.

Combined efforts from the government, trucking companies, trucker’s associations and drivers will help to make trucking in Guelph and other parts of Canada safe once again.

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7 Irresistible Tips On Professional Attire For Women

The old adage that says “first impressions last” still holds true especially when trying to land your dream job. If you are going to a job interview or an important meeting with clients, it is best to wear professional attire for women in order to get that positive impression and more importantly, an outcome favorable to you. To get what you want in a bag, here are some irresistible tips for women to wear during professional engagements.

  • Choose an outfit that is considered socially acceptable for the event. Some of these clothing pieces include skirt or slacks or a tailored dress that is conservatively cut.
  • If you prefer wearing a skirt for that important interview or meeting, the skirt should be knee-length. It can be slightly shorter or it can also longer; both are acceptable. Avoid wearing micro-mini skirt or a skirt that extends to your ankle as they are not fashionable as of the moment.
  • Another set of professional attire for women are blouses paired with the mentioned acceptable skirt or slacks. The blouse or sweater should not be transparent. You should also avoid wearing blouses with low necklines to an interview or those that are tight fitting. Avoid revealing waistlines or clothes that attract attention. Ideally, the arms should be covered to the biceps or up to the wrist.
  • If you need to wear hose, choose those that are non-patterned or plain-style. Pick a neutral color or one that complements with your skin tone. There are industries that require your hose to complement with your skirt. To be safe, take an extra hose with you, just in case it runs.
  • For makeup, the toned down it is the better. Choose natural-looking makeup and wear clear nail polish instead of glaring colors. Strong colors may distract the interviewer and may even send out a negative impression from your prospects.
  • Wear the type of shoes that do not attract attention such as stilettos or super high heels. Closed shoes are more suitable professional attire for women since open-toed shoes are commonly associated with social events. Make sure that your shoes are clean and well-polished and the type that allows you to walk fast.

 

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The Growing Demand For Automotive Suspension Systems

It is typical for passionate car owners to search the aftermarket for auto parts and accessories that will enhance the performance and comfort of their vehicles. The comfortable ride that passengers enjoy can be attributed to the suspension system. The suspension system in general plays a major role to ensure the optimum performance of a vehicle.

The job of the suspension system is to minimize any shocks to the body of the vehicle while it is moving on a surface. The suspension system makes sure that the tires are constantly in contact with a surface notwithstanding the contours. The basic suspension system includes springs, shock absorbers, struts, control arm and ball joints.

The key component of an automotive suspension system is the springs. Most light vehicles make use of light coil springs while light commercial vehicles frequently use coil and leaf springs in the suspension system. Leaf springs or air suspension is typically found in heavy commercial vehicles.

The global automotive suspension market is growing because of the increase in demand for cars. In most developing countries, there is a rise in disposable income that further increased the demand for cars and passenger vehicles. Increased global commercialization has fuelled the demand for more commercial vehicles. As a consequence, the demand for automotive suspension system increased exponentially.

In 2013, the market for automotive suspension systems was dominated by Asia Pacific followed by Europe, China, Japan, South Korea and India. In Europe, sales were dominated by Germany, France and the UK. Major companies in automotive suspension systems are investing in technology to offer better ride quality and superior control.

The electrical generator system is a product of technological advancement so that suspension systems can perform their usual purpose and at the same time act as a source of power for some of the vehicle’s energy needs. The technology is still on the nascent phase but expected to grow during the forecast period.

The largest selection of auto parts, exterior and interior accessories including lighting, audio and electronics are available in Canada. Everything you need for your vehicle is available at the most favorable prices. Customers are not charged with custom duties or brokerage fees.

 

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The Financial And Emotional Impact Of Theft On Businesses

In a theft case, the accused faces the risks of incarceration, loss of certain rights or substantial fines. Representing yourself is one of the biggest mistakes you can do in your life. There is a private theft lawyer that can provide legal representation to make sure that you get the justice you deserve.

Marlee Veness, a 27-year old woman plead guilty of stealing almost half a million dollars during her 2 and half years of employment with Alice Springs Helicopters. She stole a total $486,000 between 2014 and 2017.

According to Prosecutor Stephen Robson, the money was taken by Veness from direct money transfers on over 147 transactions. Many of the transactions were concealed by using legitimate business account names and invoice numbers. Veness used a systematic approach in the theft which was described as an offense that is “at or above mid-range.”

Veness started working with Alice Springs Helicopters in 2014. She was responsible for general bookkeeping, invoice payments, depositing cash in banks and other duties. Warwick Curr, managing director of Alice Springs Helicopters noticed money was missing when Veness left the company in 2017.

The company reported the theft to the police on October 2017 and the authorities started with their investigations. It was found out that Veness spent the money on personal lifestyle goods that included horse equipment.

Although Veness paid back less than half of the money she has stolen, Prosecutor Robson said that the financial, emotional and psychological effects of the crime on the business directors were quite significant.

Alice Springs Helicopters was established in 1992 and begun operating in Alice Springs, Glen Helen Lodge in the West Mac Donnell Ranges and Ross River Resort in East Mac Donnell Ranges. Because of the theft, the company almost went under and they were forced to lay off some of their staff.

If you are in a situation where you are accused of theft, your best option is to hire a theft lawyer who will familiarize himself with the facts and circumstances of your case, the nature of the offense and the courts where the case will be heard. All defenses will be made available so that a satisfactory resolution can be obtained.

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Ford’s Announced Recalls Affecting More Than Half Million Vehicles

There are car owners that put a premium on the aesthetics of their car’s interiors. Luckily, there are car seat covers available that matches perfectly with the car’s brand and model. For example, there are seat covers for Toyota automobiles from the popular RAV4 SUV to the 1982 Camry sedan. Honda seat cover protects the OEM upholstery and keeps the interior pristine.

Meanwhile, Ford has issued 4 new recalls that will cover 10 nameplates across the United States and Canada. One of the three recalls will affect 576,595 vehicles in the United Sates while the 4th will only affect Canadian cars.

The first recall is about the absence of seat restraints which will affect 483,325 vehicles in the US and 58,712 vehicles in Canada. According to Ford’s announcement, the vehicles that will be affected include 2018-2020 F-150, 2019-2020 F-Series Super Duty, 2018-2019 Explorer and 2019-2020 Expedition. These models with manual driver or front passenger seatback recliner mechanism have the defect. The new 2020 Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are part of the recall but only those with rear outboard seats with manual recliners.

Why is there is a recall? The vehicles mentioned may not have a 3rd pawl that will produce the required amount of seatback strength. During a crash, the weak seatback may not be able to restrain a passenger properly and increases the risks for injury. Most of the affected models were produced as early as September 2018 and as late as August 2 this year. Owners of these vehicles can bring their vehicles to the dealership for inspection of seat back assemblies. The dealer can install a new seat structure to meet the guidelines for strength and integrity for free.

Ford’s second recall will cover vehicles in Canada with high corrosion conditions due to snow and plenty of road salt. Corrosion can affect the steering gear motor’s bolts and may result to loss of power steering and increase the risks of a crash.

Many car owners upgrade their engines and machinery to increase the lifespan of their vehicles. However, these upgrades cannot protect the interior of the vehicle from wear and tear. Quality seat covers ensures that the car’s seats live up to the demands of daily driving.

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Ipsos Life In Australia Survey Reveals Most Livable Areas In The Country

Travelling to the AU via plane, then boarding a Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle has its appeal, and the recent Life In Australia survey conducted by Ipsos explained why the Queensland city is a common stop.

The survey, conducted by the market research firm, asked 10,000 Aussies on what they believe makes a place good to live in, then asked how the areas they lived in actually compared to those criteria.

According to the data from the survey, the city of Cairns is the 9th most livable city in all of the AU, with a livability index of 62.1, acquired thanks to ranking above average in the vast majority of criteria, like education, health services, social cohesion, as well as leisure, dining and shopping.

The city did notably well for its sense of community, as well as the ease of access to natural environs, with services like Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle allowing for convenient travel. Notably, Cairns scored above average when It came to the efficiency and reliability of public transport, but failed to actually get a passing grade on the last attribute, with an score of 4.6 on a ten-point scale.

What really brought down Cairns’ index were its below average scores for the feeling of safety, as well as ability to see and take part in sports and recreation.

This is the first time that Ipsos included regional cities in its survey, and, notably, in spite of the top 10 being dominated by metropolitan areas, including East Sydney’s affluent suburbs, the no. 1 spot was taken by a small Victorian country town; Warrnambool.

Located along the Great Ocean Road, this Southwest Victorian town managed to beat out inner-Perth and Adelaide, the latter having been saddled with a job opportunity issue, as the most livable area in all of Australia. It scored high across all categories, and is notable for its prime location in Victoria’s southwestern coastline, with housing prices at $340,000 on average, a mere fraction to what others in the list demand.

In spite of that, however, Warrnambool Mayor Tony Herbert admits that they’re in need of people to fill job openings, with a lot of vacancies in the industries in the town.

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