"My name is Jay MacNab. I read your request for e-mails and am happy to oblige. I am a driver trainer for Mckevitt Trucking Ltd., out of Thunder Bay, Ont. My wife has enjoyed the 15 years I have spent...
“My name is Jay MacNab. I read your request for e-mails and am happy to oblige. I am a driver trainer for Mckevitt Trucking Ltd., out of Thunder Bay, Ont. My wife has enjoyed the 15 years I have spent in the trucking industry both as a driver and an instructor and works harder than I do raising three healthy, wonderful children. I like reading your publication, which is news/facts based, so I don’t expect to find poems or comic strips there. What I would like to see are articles that improve driving skills and awareness because it’s something the industry seems finally ready to do.
“For example, in your February issue there was a Caterpillar advertisement providing progressive shifting tips. When I started driving, veteran drivers went out of their way to teach me some of the skills, tips and tricks that reduce stress and promote safety. What I would like to see government, trucking companies and manufacturers do is promote this wealth of experience and share the lessons veteran drivers have learned. Always controversial, Master/Apprentice learning takes place one-on-one, but your publication could serve as a forum not to provide a conclusive approach to every situation but more important to offer a new generation of drivers choices they never knew they had.
“Pearls of Wisdom” you could call the section and I for one would be glad to contribute, perhaps others might as well.”
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