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  • 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

  • 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