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Starting Monday March 18th, 2019 Manitoba Spring Road Restrictions take effect. As always, we want our fleet to be in full compliance at all times. Fines are heavy and DOT will fine drivers who are overweight on restricted routes.

If any Len Dubois Trucking driver has any questions about routing please contact Ken or John for assistance.

Spring Road Restrictions

The purpose of the spring road restrictions is to protect the highways from break-up during the spring thaw. During the spring, when warmer temperatures cause the road surface to break up and generally deteriorate, the highways most affected are restricted to lower axle weights and speed restrictions. Signs indicating that a road is posted for lower weights are erected at the beginning of a posted road.

As spring starts in different states and provinces at different times, it is important for truck drivers to be aware of the different spring road restriction. Spring road restrictions can start as early as February and last into May. During these months it is important to check the restrictions for the areas you will be traveling.

Tips for Spring Road Restrictions
  • Even when empty, tractor trailers will be overweight if the road is restricted to 90%. Your steering axle will put you overweight. We really need to stay completely off any restricted road.
  • Phone your shipper/receiver and specifically ask if they are aware of a route to them which doesn’t put you on a restricted road. Busy shippers/receivers usually are aware of the restrictions and can help you get in.
  • Account for extra time. Sometimes we are detoured well out of the way in order to take a safe route.
  • If you are a part of the Len Dubois fleet, you should call John if you have any questions about the restrictions. We expect our drivers to remain in compliance at all times.
Spring Road Restrictions Information
  • Manitoba Spring Road Restrictions http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/srr/
  • Saskatchewan Spring Road Restrictions https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/transportation-and-road-construction/information-for-truckers-and-commercial-trucking-companies/regulations-and-road-restrictions/increased-weights-and-road-restrictions
  • Alberta Spring Road Restrictions http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/522.htm
  • North Dakota Spring Road Restrictions https://www.dot.nd.gov/roadreport/loadlimit/loadlimitinfo.htm#truckroutingmaps
  • South Dakota Spring Road Restrictions http://www.sddot.com/travelers/loadlimits/
  • Minnesota Spring Road Restrictions http://www.dot.state.mn.us/materials/pvmtdesign/sll/index.html
  • Montana Spring Road Restrictions http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/

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Take your Mac and Cheese to a whole new level with this quick and easy one pot Cheesy Salsa Mac recipe. It’s simple enough to make in the truck if you have an electric skillet or even a walk, or you can make it ahead of time at home and take it on the road with you!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground beef 2 cups fresh salsa
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounce Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. Return skillet to heat. Stir salsa, taco seasoning mix, and black pepper into the beef; simmer the mixture until hot, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir water, macaroni, and milk into the beef mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the skillet, and simmer the mixture until the pasta is tender about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir cheese food and Cheddar cheese into the pasta mixture; cook until the cheese melts completely, 5 to 7 minutes.

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It’s important to make room for some quality family time; especially if you are a truck driver. Make long lasting family memories at these amazing events in March!

Folk For Families

Date: March 9, 2019

Location: Millennium Library, Winnipeg

Children love folk music too! There’s no time like the present to get our wee folk in the festival spirit! Local family performers will have little ones singing, dancing, and learning, all while having fun at Folk for Families.

Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages

Date: March 10, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Location: Winnipeg, various locations

There are lots to see and do at Freeze Frame’s International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages! Festival Films. With workshops with Special Guests. Youth Video and Youth Jury Contests. Reel Jobz. Media Zone – an interactive digital playground for free.

Celebrate Snakes on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Date: March 16, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Location: Assiniboine Park & Zoo, Winnipeg

Join Assiniboine Park Zoo from 10:00 – 2:00 on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 for Snakes on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with special snake and shamrock face painting, and kid’s crafts! PLUS: two daily Zoo Chats at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. All activities will take place at the Kinsmen Discovery Centre.

Children’s Museum Spring Break Line-Up

Date: March 23, 2019 – March 31, 2019

Location: Children’s Museum, Winnipeg

Celebrate Spring Break at the Children’s Museum! Become an Exhibition Designer and start designing, creating, and building this spring break. Bring your creativity and join us daily from 11:00AM – 3:00PM for fun interactive exhibit designing activities, special guests, crafts, and more!

Spring Break at the Zoo

Date: March 23, 2019 – March 31, 2019

Location: Assiniboine Park & Zoo, Winnipeg

When school’s out, the Zoo is in with Spring Break at the Zoo! Have you ever wanted to know what a polar bear eats for breakfast? Or how high a snow leopard can jump? Or how many fingers a gibbon has? Learn this and so much more at Assiniboine Park & Zoo’s featured Zoo Chats lead by the animal care professionals that care for these species every day. Plus, participate in fun activities all week long!

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Awesome Trucker Breakfast

Make your own breakfast burrito kit for a fast and awesome breakfast in the morning. Cook the filling at home and freeze in individual servings. Thaw the night before you’re going to use it and then heat it in the morning and warm up a tortilla.

Start your day with a great breakfast!

Filling:

  • 1 lb(s) lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 lb(s) lb thin bacon
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 24 eggs
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • Several dashes hot sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups grated cheddar Jack

Instructions:

1. Cook the sausage in a large skillet, crumbling it fine. Drain on a paper towel. Fry the bacon in the same skillet until crisp. Drain on a paper towel, let cool and then crumble into tiny pieces. Saute the jalapenos, onions and bell peppers in the same skillet until golden brown – about 4 to 6 minutes.

2. While the vegetables are cooking, beat the eggs in a bowl with the half-and-half, seasoned salt, hot sauce, and black pepper.

3. Turn the skillet heat to low and pour in the egg mixture. Add the sausage and crumbled bacon. Slowly cook the eggs, using a wooden spatula to push them around the pan until they’re totally cooked through. Stir in the cheese until melted.

In the morning, warm the tortillas using your favorite method, and add some of the fillings to each. Top with salsa and grated cheese, then roll it up.

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Enjoy this delicious microwavable breakfast to kick off your busy day in the perfect way.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp fully-cooked Italian or spicy breakfast sausage crumbles
  • 1 flatbread (6-inch diameter)
  • 2 tbsp shredded Italian cheese blend

DIRECTIONS

  1. Coat 2-cup microwave-safe cereal bowl with cooking spray. Add egg and milk; Beat until blended. Add sausage.
  2. Microwave on high for 30 seconds; push cooked edges toward the centre. Microwave until egg is almost set, about 15 to 45 seconds longer.
  3. Cut egg into 4 or 5 pieces; arrange on flatbread. Top with cheese. Microwave for an additional 10 to 15 seconds to melt cheese.

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What’s New in Trucking?

Another day another dollar. The trucking world goes round and it’s never boring. Check out these articles from around the web that you’ll find interesting.

The advent of ELDs is influencing how carriers and shippers work together to control costs, deploy capacity, design networks, offer and charge for services, make capital investments, recruit and assign drivers and leverage new technology.
Being well-rested and alert are essential for safe driving in the trucking industry. See how naps can improve your circumstances while OTR on Truckers News.
Air system maintenance on trucks is critical in the winter; less than a teaspoon of water could disable a truck in a winter deep freeze. Here’s why, and what you can do about it.
Meteorologists are warning residents of New York that the incoming cold weather is potentially life threatening. See how to keep yourself safe on Truckers News.
Some helpful tips for truck drivers for communicating and handling their dispatcher for the best outcome for a successful truck driving career.

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Staying on top of industry news makes the job easier Here on some articles we think you should read:

Air system maintenance on trucks is critical in the winter; less than a teaspoon of water could disable a truck in a winter deep freeze. Here’s why, and what you can do about it.
The advent of ELDs is influencing how carriers and shippers work together to control costs, deploy capacity, design networks, offer and charge for services, make capital investments, recruit and assign drivers and leverage new technology.
Every year we read about drivers who perish in their trucks during extended road closures where the driver goes off the road or runs into impassable conditions. Would you or your drivers be able to stay warm and safe if you were caught in such a situation?
Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota and Kansas DOTs each announced earlier this month they have launched their versions of the truck parking space counting system, joining Michigan, Ohio and Wiscons?
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) are teaching driver’s education students about truck safety through interactive demonstrations at 25 high schools in Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware.

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Tired of the same old oatmeal? Then try out this Zucchini Oatmeal recipe to spice up your breakfast. This is a great make-at-home recipe to bring with you on the road.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small pot, add milk/water, cinnamon and oats. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat, stirring a few times (about 3 minutes).
  2. Add in the chia seeds and grated zucchini. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until desired texture is reached (about 4 minutes).
  3. When cooked, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and brown sugar.

Additional tips

Slice 1 banana, top with walnuts and drizzle your favourite syrup to add extra goodness!

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We’ve all been taught about safe following distances and yet tailgating is still among the top five causes of roadway accidents. Despite what you may believe, driving within feet of the vehicle in front of you is not going to get you to your destination any quicker.

Tailgating is an aggressive act that intimidates others on the roadway; it is a ticketable offence, and more importantly, it is dangerous to both the driver who does the tailgating and the car that is being tailgated. Many accidents and deaths can be avoided simply by following and maintaining safe following distance.

Give Yourself as Much Room as Possible

Even if you think you aren’t tailgating, you may still be too close. The rule of thumb is to give yourself a minimum of 7 seconds; adding additional following distance as your speed increases or road and weather conditions change. With safety as the main priority, always leave as much space in front of the vehicle as you possibly can.

When you Need More Room

Increased speed: Travelling at higher speeds means that you need more time to slow down. Remember, the whole purpose of a safe following distance is to give yourself enough time to brake safely when traffic around you slows or stops.

Poor Weather Conditions: Chain reaction accidents, A.K.A. pileups, are completely avoidable and occur when a combination of poor road conditions, too much speed and improper following distances collide. When the weather is bad, it is time to be the best driver out on the roads by reducing your speed accordingly and leaving plenty of space between you and the vehicles ahead.

Traffic Flow: It is relatively easy to maintain a proper following while travelling down the open highway. Choose to avoid the convoys or packs of four wheelers that seem to run together. The real problem arises when travelling through heavy congested traffic, near major urban centers. Drivers need to be cautious of surrounding vehicles who think your buffer zone is their spot or way to jump four lanes quickly so they don’t miss their exit. Maintain your lane and speed for as long as possible and let other drivers maneuver around you. When you are prepared for the behaviour of the motorists around you, you will be able to react to it quicker.

Truckers Aren’t the Only Ones Tailgating

With a combination of people who just don’t know any better and the so-called Drifters, hitting the roads behind you, there isn’t a day that goes by without the potential for disaster. Keep a close watch of the traffic around you and be aware of vehicles that have slipped out of your view – chances are, they’re tailgating you.

If you are being tailgated, there are a few safe driving practices you can follow to regain control of the space you need to drive safely down the road:

  • Assuming there are multiple lanes, move over to another lane and let the driver pass.
  • If you are on a single lane roadway, slow down slightly and let the tailgater go around you.
  • It doesn’t hurt to tap the brakes to let the vehicle behind you know that they are too close.
  • Do not slam on the brakes. If you’re being tailgated the driver behind you is probably too close to react in time to your significantly reduced speed.

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