Hours of Service exemption for carriers, drivers providing relief to Nova Scotia wildfires
Transport Canada has issued an Hours of Service exemption for extra-provincial carriers and drivers engaged in the transport of essential supplies and equipment directly assisting the emergency relief efforts in…
Penske opens new 12,000 sq.-ft. facility
DARTMOUTH, NS - Penske Truck Leasing has moved to new, larger digs in Nova Scotia. The truck leasing company announced the opening of their new 12,000 sq.-ft. facility in Nova Scotia's largest industrial park, situated near five 100-series highways, the Halifax airport, and port.
Nova Scotia-Maine Ferry Operator Asks for More Time
HALIFAX, NS -- The company that provides ferry service between Yarmouth, NS and Portland, ME, including commercial vehicle transport, says it needs three more years of taxpayer assistance before it can survive on its own but the provincial government may not be willing to wait that long.
APTA Cautious About Increased Tolling in Nova Scotia
Dieppe, NB - One trucking group is open to a plan by the Nova Scotia government to speed up construction along what it said are some of the province's "most dangerous sections of highway" but it's not wild about seeing increased highway tolls.The sentiment from the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) follows the government asking for proposals to conduct a feasibility study for the twinning and tolling at eight specific sections of four major highways, with the belief the additional funding could speed up the pace of roadway expansions. The association said the government's commitment to undertake a study on how to twin sections of parts of 100 series highways more quickly is a good approach, provided the government goes into the study with an open mind about its current revenues from fuel taxes and how they should be spent.
Nova Scotia Considering Tolls For 100 Series Highways
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia could one day have a lot more toll roads than it does now following their appearance nearly 20 years ago. The government is asking for proposals to conduct a feasibility study for the twinning and tolling at eight specific sections of four major highways.