Truck News


  • Class D renewal requirements change in Ontario July 1

    March 14, 2018 10:49AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Class D license holders in Ontario will have new medical and road test requirements beginning July 1, 2018. The Ministry of Transportation released its new guidelines for medical reports and testing for Class D license holders, bringing

  • OOIDA calls for change to U.S. hours of service

    February 15, 2018 10:37PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is petitioning the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to amend the existing federal Hours of Service (HoS) regulations south of the border. Acting President and CEO Tom

  • OOIDA appealing court ruling on sleep apnea suit

    February 14, 2018 4:34PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the United States Court of Appeals dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bypassed the rulemaking process when regulating sleep apnea. The U.S.

  • CTA offers ideas to improve trucking harmonization

    January 30, 2018 2:15PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has made 11 suggestions for improving trucking harmonization in Canada, in a submission to the Council of Transport Ministers. The Council established a federal/provincial/territorial task force in September 2016 to identify areas

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • New spill response regulations in B.C. to impact carriers

    October 19, 2017 2:48PM by Truck West

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) is notifying its members that they will have one year to prepare and comply with the province’s new land-based spill response regulations. The B.C. government announced Oct. 13 that commencing Oct.

  • Stronger economy, “logical” NAFTA outcome in store: STS

    October 11, 2017 10:54AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The economy should continue to grow in Canada, the U.S., and globally, and logic should prevail during the renegotiation of NAFTA. Those were some of the key messages from leading economists, analysts, and a motor carrier executive

  • OOIDA supports Trump’s call for fewer regs

    October 6, 2017 8:20AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) says it supports the Donald Trump administration’s push to reduce regulations. “We agree with the White House’s statement that burdensome regulations have an immense impact on small businesses,” said Todd

  • How will the ELD mandate impact pricing?

    August 15, 2017 11:46AM by James Menzies

    Spot market prices could surge 20% as ELD rule takes full effect: FTR

  • Transport Canada posts final rule requiring stability control

    June 14, 2017 4:32PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transport Canada has issued its final rule requiring electronic stability control (ESC) on heavy trucks. The rule, published in the Canada Gazette II and available to read here, was applauded by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA). ESC

  • CTA gives feedback on federal environmental initiatives

    June 8, 2017 10:25AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has some ideas on how the feds can reduce greenhouse gases from transportation, and also some warnings for lawmakers. CTA president Stephen Laskowski presented to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and

  • Full plate for incoming CTA president Laskowski

    May 1, 2017 6:50PM by Derek Clouthier

    BANFF, Alta. – Stephen Laskowski says the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) can only be as successful as its members will allow it to be. “CTA will only be able to look as far as you’ll be able to let us,”