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  • What proposed HOS changes in U.S. mean to Canadian drivers

    January 2, 2020 8:42AM by Heather Ness

    Proposed changes to the U.S. hours of service rules have been touted as more flexible for drivers and carriers — but what about the benefits and the flexibility for cross-border drivers and carriers? Will the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed HOS provide the same benefits for cross-border drivers, or just make the hours-related differences between Canada and the United States even more confusing? Here’s what I came up with as to how FMCSA’s proposed changes might affect cross-border carriers.

  • Delay expected in U.S. driver training standard

    December 3, 2019 2:40PM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may be preparing to delay the planned Feb. 7, 2020 rollout of national minimum entry-level training standards for commercial licences. While there is no official news of a delay,

  • Annual blitz targets speeding this week

    July 15, 2019 8:30AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Law enforcement teams are placing a particular focus on speeding this week as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes Operation Safe Driver Week from July 14-20. The blitz is meant to highlight behaviors of every sort,

  • Brake Safety Week to focus on brake hoses, tubing

    June 18, 2019 11:39AM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is scheduling its annual Brake Safety Week for Sept. 15-22, and will place a particular focus on brake hoses and tubing. Brake hoses and tubing needs to be properly attached, undamaged,

  • Speeding to be focus of Safe Driver Week

    April 30, 2019 12:00PM by John G Smith

    GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams will turn their focus to speeding during Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, scheduled July 14-20. “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in nearly 1/3 of all motor vehicle

  • Border checks shouldn’t change post-pot: CTA

    April 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stressing that there’s no need to increase scrutiny around commercial vehicles and drivers at the border once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Appearing before the Committee on National Security and Defence

  • U.S. extends agricultural ELD waiver

    March 13, 2018 4:31PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agricultural haulers south of the border have been given another 90-day waiver from requirements for electronic logging devices (ELDs), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced. During the waiver period, the administration

  • ATA says hours of service restart rule will become law

    June 17, 2014 12:23PM by Carolyn Gruske

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Association (ATA) is convinced it is just a matter of time before the hours of service (HoS) restart rule becomes law. As reported recently, the US Senate Appropriations Committee voted (in a count of

  • US restart rules one step closer to being postponed

    June 5, 2014 3:11PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the US government’s Senate Appropriations Committee has been amending—officially referred to as “marking up”—a US$54.4 billion Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill, and in the process approving changes to the hours of service (HoS)