Could ELD data help solve shipper delays?
TORONTO, Ont. -- Canada’s long-awaited ELD rules finally in place and a June 2021 implementation deadline on the horizon, many believe that the data carriers will collect can improve the carrier-shipper relationship, especially when it comes to the loading and unloading times known as demurrage.
Canadian fleets face new accessibility rules
MONTREAL, Que. -- The Accessible Canada Act came into force on July 11 and applies to all federally regulated businesses, which is the case of the vast majority of Canadian fleets that do business outside their province. And the new law stipulates that their facilities now need to be accessible to people with disabilities.
Logbooks fading away as Canada prepares to mandate ELDs
TORONTO, Ont. -- Transport Canada announced this month that it will mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) as of June 2021 – more than three years after the U.S. first required the time-tracking equipment in the place of paper logbooks. And that's despite the fact that Canada had a head start on developing the underlying technical standards.
Ontario tractor-trailer apprenticeship program, tax credits in question
TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario’s decision to dissolve the province’s College of Trades has placed a voluntary apprenticeship program for tractor-trailer drivers in limbo, with some fleets now wondering about the future of tax benefits for apprentices they helped to train.
National truck driver training standard is in the works, but will it be mandatory?
MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s federal government is committing to introduce a national truck driver training standard by January 2020, but it will still be up to individual provinces and territories to decide whether that training is mandatory.