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  • FMCSA needs to do better on resolving medical conflicts: OOIDA

    June 29, 2018 5:03PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is criticizing the process for drivers seeking to resolve conflicts with their medical certifications. OOIDA submitted their concerns to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through public comments regarding

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    New transload site planned in Manitoba

    May 10, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LETELLIER, MB – Mid Canada Transload Services has announced plans to build a new inland port and rail siding at the Canada-U.S. border, about 1.5 kilometers south of Letellier, Manitoba.

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    Top 10 legal issues for 2016: Devine

    June 20, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    KING CITY, ON – Evolving technology and changing regulations alike are contributing to legal challenges for Canadian carriers. And Heather Devine of Isaacs and Co. Barristers and Solicitors has even identified a Top 10 list that will make its presence known in the coming year.

    From MELT to marijuana, to ELDs and cross-border databases, click below to check out what you need to know.

  • CBSA eManifest Deadline Quickly Approaching

    May 6, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LANGLEY, BC – Beginning Jan. 10, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will begin issuing Administrative Monetary Penalty System fines to carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements, ending the six-month educational enforcement period and its zero-rated AMPS penalties, according to the British Columbia Trucking Association. Empty and in-transit conveyances continue to be exceptions.

    Advance Commercial Information (ACI) eMainfest requires motor carriers to transmit manifest information electronically at least one hour prior to a truck’s arrival at the first port of entry into Canada.
    Carriers can send information identifying the truck, trailer, shipment(s) and driver to CBSA through its free, web-based ACI portal, a direct connection to CBSA or a service provider.

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    November Freight Volumes Down from Oct, Up from 2013

    April 26, 2016 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    TORONTO- November 2014 freight volumes dropped 11 percent from October 2014, but truckers still hauled 19 percent more freight in November 2014 compared to November 2013.

  • U.S.-Canada Freight Flows Fall Below U.S.-Mexico Level

    January 11, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A measure of freight moving between the U.S. and its neighbors to the north and south shows for the first time the total value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows exceeded those between the U.S. and Canada.

  • U.S. to Study Flexible Sleeper Berth Rules for Truckers

    January 6, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to spend US$2.5 million to study a flexible hours-of-service safety provision that will allow long-haul truck drivers to split their required sleeper berth time into shorter periods.

  • New Intermodal Service from U.S. to Canada Launched

    January 5, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ATLANTA, GA — Infinity Transportation Logistics LLC (ITL) recently added to its service offerings, providing expedited temperature-controlled domestic intermodal service to Toronto and Miami, FL from Washington State and Oregon.

  • Gordie Howe Bridge Costs Skyrocket

    January 5, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WINDSOR, ON – It’s going to cost more…correction…it’s going to cost a whole lot more to build a new bridge connecting Canada and the U.S.

  • U.S. Truck Safety Regulators Abandon Earlier Proposals

    December 30, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has withdrawn a notice of proposed rulemaking that would have required a commercial motor vehicle to display a label attesting that it was compliant with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) when it was manufactured while the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has withdrawn a plan that would have amended haz-mat regulations on the transportation of flammable liquid material in unprotected external product piping, known commonly as wetlines, on tanker trucks.

  • ATA: U.S. Truck Tonnage Mixed, Previews 2016

    December 23, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ARLINGTON, VA – A measure of trucking freight activity fell last month in the U.S., but remains not far from a record high level hit early this year, accordign to one fleet group, who also offered a preview into conditions for the New Year.
    The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9 percent in November to 134.3 from the month before, following an increase of 1.8 percent during October, which was revised downward from a first reported 1.9 percent gain.

    This latest index reading is just 1.1 percent below the all-time high of 135.8 reached in January 2015.

  • U.S. Carrier Safety Fitness Regulations Expected Soon

    December 21, 2015 12:00AM by Heavy Duty Trucking|Today's Trucking partner

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Notice of a proposed rule that would increase the use of inspection data in making Safety Fitness Determinations for motor carriers operating south of the border is expected to be published by Dec. 29, according to the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

  • ‘Tis the Season for Cargo Thefts, How You Can Prevent Them

    December 21, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    AUSTIN, TX and JERSEY CITY, NJ — Don’t let stolen freight ruin your holiday. This year, both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day occur on a Friday, creating two separate three-day weekends, leaving more opportunity for shipments to be left unattended or parked in unsecured locations for extended periods of time.

  • U.S. Launches New Trucking Registration System

    December 18, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) launched a new online registration process that truck and bus companies, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers, and cargo tank manufacturing, inspection and repair facilities use as new applicants for USSDOT registration.

  • CTA, OTA Advising of Important Approaching Border Deadlines

    December 18, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) are reminding truckers to keep in mind there are some important dates regarding upcoming border and customs compliance deadlines.