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    Cannabis represents growing business for carriers willing to move it

    November 27, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Matthew Sly remembers the day when his boss came through his door with a challenge: “I need you to figure out how to ship weed.”

  • Marijuana is legal, but CTA wants comprehensive tests for truck drivers

    October 17, 2019 1:31PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is repeating its call for the federal government to implement a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing program for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The news comes on Canada’s one-year anniversary of legalized recreational

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    Fleet marijuana limits vary widely on anniversary of legalization

    September 27, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Positive drug tests are on the rise and fleets continue to debate the acceptable thresholds for truck drivers as Canada approaches the first anniversary of legalized recreational marijuana.

  • Devine defines Top 10 legal issues of 2019

    June 13, 2019 9:51AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Heather Devine, a lawyer with Isaacs and Co., is advising truck fleets to take a closer look at everything from employment contracts to telematics data as they look to prepare themselves for the year ahead. Here

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    Discrete marijuana consumption will present challenges for employers

    April 30, 2019 12:00AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – More discrete methods of consuming legal marijuana are coming soon, and the number of people using medical marijuana is likely to climb sharply. That will present new challenges for employers, a speaker says.

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    Trucking’s Newsmakers of 2018

    December 29, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – A new year is on the horizon. Given that, we thought it was a good time to choose the trucking industry’s Top 10 Newsmakers of 2018.

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    North American fleets head into the weed(s)

    October 29, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    AUSTIN, Texas – North America’s trucking industry finds itself in the midst of a growing drug problem. The same marijuana being legalized across Canada and select U.S. states is still banned by the federal government in the U.S. What remains is a legal quagmire, and carriers are still trying to determine what the details all mean.

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    Drivers face tougher tests with legal marijuana

    October 18, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MILTON, Ont. – Cross-border truck drivers who already face drug screening are not the only ones who face restrictions under Canada’s new framework for legalized recreational marijuana. Impaired driving rules have been refined at federal and provincial levels, said Alex Bugeya of Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions, during a presentation hosted by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC).

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    It’s not going to be 4:20 everywhere

    October 2, 2018 12:00AM by Heather Ness

    Weed, pot, Mary Jane, marijuana, cannabis, grass, herb, bud. Whatever you want to call it, it’s legal in Canada on Oct. 17.  And that’s sure to cause issues for motor carriers.

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    Online cannabis course launched

    August 7, 2018 10:44AM by John G Smith

    The Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA) has unveiled a new online course covering cannabis and workplace safety, as employers prepare for the legalization of recreational marijuana. The content covers issues including impairment, duty to accommodate, employer obligations, employee rights

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    Border, marijuana, employment law among 2018 challenges: Devine

    June 14, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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.

  • Failed drug tests high in legalizing states

    May 14, 2018 4:01PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is repeating its call for rules to guide random drug testing, following research that shows an increase in positive marijuana tests in U.S. jurisdictions that have legalized the drug. Canadian legislation to

  • 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

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    Legal marijuana can still present legal headaches

    April 20, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – On a day that has become known as 4/20, celebrating the use of marijuana, lawyers from Fernandes Hearn are explaining the many challenges of cannabis in the workplace. Medical marijuana is already approved under regulations in force

  • Government discussing a drug abuse program as legalized cannabis approaches

    March 13, 2018 5:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the Government of Canada is actively working on a policy to address marijuana impairment in the workplace. The minister sent a letter to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the Railway Association