Border, marijuana, employment law among 2018 challenges: Devine
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- You know the trucking industry faces a challenging landscape when a lawyer presents a business update against a framework of lessons learned through Sun Tzu’s Art of War. “It’s not really a friendly environment for us this year,” said Heather Devine of Isaacs and Co., as she stood at the podium to open the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s annual meeting. She offered the potential demise of NAFTA and the thickening of the border as proof of the challenges to come.
FAST crossings come to Fort Erie, upgrade in BC
FORT ERIE, ON - Border crossings in Fort Erie, Ontario could become a little faster for selected carriers. The Canada Border Services Agency has installed a dedicated lane and inspection booth at the international Peace Bridge for those that participate in the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program. That builds on similar lanes in Windsor and Sarnia, Ontario, as well as the Pacific Highway crossing in British Columbia. Trucks can use FAST lanes when the driver is a member of FAST or Commercial Driver Registration programs; the carrier and importer are approved under Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) and Partners in Protection (PIP); and all cargo includes CSA-eligible goods from the U.S. or Mexico.