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  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • OTA calls for more funding for driver training through ‘Second Career’

    February 14, 2018 5:50PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is calling on the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to increase funding for commercial truck driver training through its Second Career program. Second Career offers funding to qualified applicants who

  • Impact of ELD mandate yet to be determined: FTR

    February 8, 2018 1:06PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The full effect of the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on trucking capacity remains to be felt, according to an analysis by industry forecaster FTR. Enforcement across the country is not yet in full effect, and

  • Senate report says Canada “ill-prepared” for driverless vehicles

    February 1, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – A new report from the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has suggested Canada is “ill-prepared” for the arrival of driverless vehicles. The committee studied emerging driverless and connected vehicle technologies, along with the risks and rewards

  • CTA offers ideas to improve trucking harmonization

    January 30, 2018 2:15PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has made 11 suggestions for improving trucking harmonization in Canada, in a submission to the Council of Transport Ministers. The Council established a federal/provincial/territorial task force in September 2016 to identify areas

  • Saskatchewan reverses Alberta license plate ban

    January 24, 2018 2:19PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Government of Saskatchewan has backtracked on a December announcement banning vehicles with Alberta license plates from government construction sites in its province. The provincial government ended the policy Jan. 22, saying the move was in response

  • On the clock

    January 23, 2018 1:24PM by James Menzies

    Canada to require ELDs by 2020

  • CTA concerned about carbon pricing scheme

    January 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has expressed concerns about a national carbon pricing system, which could give U.S.-based carriers a competitive advantage over those from Canada. The draft legislative proposal was issued for public comment today. Public

  • Cummins Westport natural gas engine gets key emissions certifications

    January 4, 2018 5:28PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cummins Westport’s 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine has been certified by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). The ISX12N meets ARB’s optional low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction

  • Ontario won’t crack down on CBs…yet

    December 19, 2017 12:36PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will continue to allow the use of handheld CBs and two-way radios until 2021. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) said it’s thankful for the extension, and will continue working with the

  • ATA welcomes U.S. ELD mandate

    December 19, 2017 7:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed the long-awaited arrival of a law that requires truckers in the U.S. to record their hours-of-service electronically using an electronic logging device (ELD). The rule went into effect Dec. 18. “Electronic

  • Canada to require ELDs by 2020

    December 18, 2017 1:22PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – On the day the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau gathered with trucking industry leaders bearing a gift, in the form of a law that would by 2020 require

  • Words from the wise

    December 13, 2017 11:24AM by Sandy Johnson

    With age comes wisdom. At least that’s what I’d like to think. When I was younger, I’d leave things to the last minute knowing I had the energy to cram like crazy to meet a deadline. But as time went

  • Survey finds half of respondents not yet ready for ELD mandate

    December 11, 2017 10:36AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just one week before the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is set to kick in, nearly half of trucking professionals who responded to a recent survey said they’ve yet to select an ELD. The survey was

  • Are ELDs being implemented for the right reasons?

    December 8, 2017 10:07AM by Al Goodhall

    Implementing the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) may be the start of a perfect storm within the North American trucking industry. This law will force all drivers to work to rule. Authorities cite improving road safety as the primary