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  • MELT coming to Alberta in January 2019

    July 10, 2018 8:05PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) is coming to the trucking industry in Alberta, with an expected implementation date in January 2019. Alberta’s minister of transportation, Brian Mason, made the announcement today at the Alberta Motor Transport Association

  • OOIDA ELD exemption request denied

    July 4, 2018 4:14PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Small-business truckers will continue to be subject to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. after an exemption request was denied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

  • Proposed program will allow young military vets to drive on interstate routes

    July 4, 2018 3:31PM by Truck News

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is launching a pilot program to allow younger drivers to operate trucks on interstate routes. The three-year pilot program to allow 18-20-year-old drivers who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a

  • FMCSA needs to do better on resolving medical conflicts: OOIDA

    June 29, 2018 5:03PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is criticizing the process for drivers seeking to resolve conflicts with their medical certifications. OOIDA submitted their concerns to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through public comments regarding

  • FMCSA says drivers will be required to carry medical certificates for two more years

    June 29, 2018 3:21PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drivers operating in the United States will have to continue carrying their medical certificates for two more years. The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended compliance dates for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final

  • ATA lauds proposed HoS changes in the U.S.

    June 22, 2018 7:40PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding two members of the U.S. Congress for introducing legislation that will provide more flexibility around Hours of Service (HoS) if passed. The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS Act,

  • Cannabis officially legal Oct. 17

    June 22, 2018 6:27PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Trudeau announced the long-awaited date this week after the Senate passed the final draft of bills regulating use and enforcement of the drug. The date

  • Saskatchewan expands wide-base tire pilot

    June 22, 2018 9:34AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s single wide-base tire pilot will continue for another year, allowing trucks to increase the weight and operate on all paved national highway systems in the province. The project launched last year and allowed trucks to increase

  • B.C. ups weight limit for super singles

    June 21, 2018 10:18AM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has increased weight limits for single wide-base tires, approving a single-axle weight of 8,500kgs. The government says the increase will help the trucking industry reduce fuel consumption, as well as lower greenhouse gas emissions.

  • New carrier connected to Humboldt incident being carefully monitored by Alberta Transportation

    June 14, 2018 12:43AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – One of the drivers and trucks from the carrier involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision is operating under a new numbered company, according to Alberta Transportation. Though the lone driver currently employed by the numbered company

  • Pilot programs aim to increase gateway efficiencies for truck drivers

    June 4, 2018 5:40PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – A pair of pilot programs will move forward to help productivity outcomes for the drayage sector and improve gateway efficiency. Following collaboration between the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Transport Canada, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure,

  • Back-pay for drivers upheld by B.C. court

    June 1, 2018 3:32PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled in favor of container truck drivers this week, dismissing the appeal of two trucking companies seeking to challenge the Container Trucking Act. The appeal sought to overturn a lower court’s interpretation

  • FMCSA issues regulatory clarification on agricultural hauling

    May 31, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is bringing clarity to the Hours of Service (HoS) exemptions for agricultural haulers. The FMCSA received 566 comments and questions during a public consultation period this winter on the

  • Canadian steel and aluminum exports to the U.S. will face tariffs

    May 31, 2018 10:53AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States is going ahead with tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, says Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The country announced it will not extend exemptions for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union that were granted

  • Pilot Flying J is helping drivers get ready for CVSA Roadcheck

    May 29, 2018 11:03AM by Truck News

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Roadcheck is coming and to help drivers through the inspections Pilot Flying J is offering free mid-trip inspections. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck event will run June 5-7 and will focus on Hours of