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  • 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

  • OOIDA lauds bill aiming to exempt small fleets from ELDs

    May 25, 2018 1:33PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – Another bill calling for exemptions to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the United States has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is lauding the two congressman

  • U.S. lawmakers call for flexibility to HOS rules

    May 24, 2018 10:45AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty United States Senators have penned a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging them to explore flexible alternative to the current hours of service (HoS) regulations in that country. Addressed to administrator Raymond

  • NAFTA deal won’t meet Ryan’s deadline

    May 17, 2018 2:05PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – NAFTA negotiators won’t be able to hammer out a deal by today to meet Paul Ryan’s deadline according to Canadian and Mexican sources. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives told reporters a deal on the

  • B.C. container truck drivers see boost in enforcement and rates

    May 5, 2018 10:55PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has committed to beef up enforcement and increase trip rates and hourly wages for container truck drivers. “Our government has heard clearly from the container truck industry that more needs to be done, urgently,

  • Lowering the CDL age in the U.S. a mistake: OOIDA

    May 2, 2018 5:01PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to block efforts to lower the age at which a commercial driver’s license can be obtained. The organization sent a letter to

  • ATA to Congress: eliminate ‘patchwork’ of break and rest periods in the U.S.

    May 1, 2018 6:26PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is calling a move to unify rest and break periods for transportation workers in the United States a good one. A regulatory amendment passed by the Congressional House of Representatives last week

  • No final decision on mandatory driver training in Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 12:01PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has put the brakes on reports alluding to a mandatory entry-level driver training program for 2019, saying its initial bulletin “led to confusion.” “We would like to clarify that no decision has been

  • Mandatory commercial driver training coming to Saskatchewan

    April 30, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – With the announcement of a mandatory entry-level driver training program to be in place by 2019, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the move. “The announcement today is about safety and definitely is the right direction

  • Manitoba looking at standardized commercial driver training

    April 26, 2018 11:09PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba government announced today that it is consulting on the implementation of a standardized system of training and certification for commercial drivers. “Our first priority is public safety on roadways and that is why we are

  • WCB changes could impact some carriers

    April 21, 2018 5:30PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Some key changes to the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) legislation slated to kick in Sept. 1 could have an impact on some carriers. Pieter Lambooy, vice-president of operations for WCB of Alberta, said the obligation to reinstate

  • New policy weeds out non-compliant carriers

    April 21, 2018 1:25AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation has been keeping itself busy trying to make life better for the trucking industry. Shaun Hammond, assistant deputy minister of Alberta Transportation, outlined the efforts his department has been working on, including the

  • Alberta government aims to improve road safety

    April 21, 2018 1:19AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In the wake of the tragic collision involving the Humboldt Broncos bus, Alberta Minister of Transportation Brian Mason says government must take a more robust approach to ensure road safety. Speaking during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s