Truck News


  • 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

  • Vancouver port lowers charges for small trucking companies

    December 7, 2017 4:52PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – To address charges that were being called disproportionate, smaller trucking companies authorized to operate within the Vancouver Fraser Port will see rates drop Jan. 1, 2018. Small trucking companies and government provided feedback to the port indicated

  • Saskatchewan’s new Alberta license plate rule ruffling some feathers

    December 7, 2017 12:32PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA) says Saskatchewan’s new license plate rule change for Alberta vehicles will be problematic for industry. The Government of Saskatchewan recently announced that all Alberta contractors working on government highway

  • Wheels coming off the logic wagon with Clean Energy Canada

    December 7, 2017 9:44AM by Roger McKnight

      I often wonder if in the days before the webernet, and even before Prime Minister Trudeau’s, “Say, hey! What you say, don’t you love my sunny ways?’ decriminalization of marijuana, what the difference was between real and surreal. Shortly

  • Bring on Canadian ELD mandate, carrier urges

    November 27, 2017 1:13PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Canadian regulation mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) can’t come “soon enough,” according to David Carruth, CEO at One For Freight. He was speaking on the subject of ELDs and trucking technologies during a

  • MTA working with new government on issues facing industry

    November 8, 2017 1:20PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) says it has the ear of its new government, however, challenges remain while the provincial Progressive Conservative Party settles into its leadership role. In office since April of 2016 after ending the

  • UCR delayed until FMCSA establishes 2018 fees

    November 1, 2017 12:23PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) for 2018 has been delayed while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes the rulemaking process for next year’s fees. The UCR applies to carriers operating a tractor, truck, or bus

  • OOIDA continues to push for delay to ELD mandate

    November 1, 2017 7:35AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – A growing list of organizations requesting exemptions and delays to the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is proof the impending regulation is flawed, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). It says 12 organizations

  • Carriers in Regina met with safety blitz

    October 30, 2017 1:25PM by Derek Clouthier

    STA support safety effort, creates new membership category for vocational members

  • CTA president says industry needs zero-tolerance approach to marijuana

    October 27, 2017 1:13PM by Derek Clouthier

    REGINA, Sask. – Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) president Stephen Laskowski’s position on marijuana in the workplace is clear – zero tolerance, no exceptions. Speaking during the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) 80th anniversary AGM Oct. 21, Laskowski voiced concern over the