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  • What proposed HOS changes in U.S. mean to Canadian drivers

    January 2, 2020 8:42AM by Heather Ness

    Proposed changes to the U.S. hours of service rules have been touted as more flexible for drivers and carriers — but what about the benefits and the flexibility for cross-border drivers and carriers? Will the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed HOS provide the same benefits for cross-border drivers, or just make the hours-related differences between Canada and the United States even more confusing? Here’s what I came up with as to how FMCSA’s proposed changes might affect cross-border carriers.

  • Lisa Kelly to address Trucking HR summit

    December 12, 2019 10:44AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Celebrity trucker Lisa Kelly will be among speakers addressing the sixth annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit early next year, Trucking HR Canada announced Thursday. The conference will be held in Toronto, Ont., on March 12. “This

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    Regulatory burden cited as key factor in trucking industry views

    April 22, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Most surveyed members of Canada’s trucking industry feel supported by their coworkers and are relatively happy with their jobs. Their feelings about regulatory burdens are another story. In the latest monthly Pulse survey of Today’s Trucking readers,

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    ‘ELDs are here to stay’

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

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are now the law in the U.S., and Canada is approaching ever closer to a mandate of its own.
    Major device suppliers are meeting in Toronto this week to explore a uniquely Canadian approach to certifying the equipment.

  • FMCSA seeking comment on proposed HOS changes in the U.S.

    August 22, 2018 11:28AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Hours of service (HOS) rules might be changing to add more flexibility says Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) administrator Ray Martinez. The FMCSA put out an advanced notice of proposed rule making and opened a 30-day comment

  • Glider cap will remain at 300 for U.S. manufacturers

    July 30, 2018 11:06AM by elizabeth

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reversed a previous decision not to enforce a cap on glider vehicles. A court challenge has stopped an early-July decision by then agency administrator Scott Pruitt to delay the

  • CTA lauds premiers calling for consistent ELD regulations

    July 25, 2018 1:44PM by elizabeth

    SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding Canada’s premiers on their efforts to reduce trade barriers and tackle issues important to trucking. The country’s first ministers discussed changing or standardizing provincial and territorial regulations in the

  • First Ministers’ meeting discusses standardizing super singles and weight regulations

    July 23, 2018 1:00PM by Truck News

    SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. – Canada’s First Ministers say they are committed to standardizing some transportation regulations across the country. In a New Brunswick meeting last week the premiers of all ten provinces agreed to take action on reducing trade barriers

  • ATA sues Rhode Island over ‘Rhodeworks’ toll program

    July 11, 2018 1:03PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and three motor carriers are suing the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation in a U.S. Federal Court. The suit, filed in U.S. district court in Rhode Island July 10,

  • OOIDA ELD exemption request denied

    July 4, 2018 4:14PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Small-business truckers will continue to be subject to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the U.S. after an exemption request was denied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

  • FMCSA says drivers will be required to carry medical certificates for two more years

    June 29, 2018 3:21PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drivers operating in the United States will have to continue carrying their medical certificates for two more years. The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended compliance dates for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final

  • ATA lauds proposed HoS changes in the U.S.

    June 22, 2018 7:40PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding two members of the U.S. Congress for introducing legislation that will provide more flexibility around Hours of Service (HoS) if passed. The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS Act,

  • Hours of Service violations down since ELD rollout: FMCSA

    June 22, 2018 5:02PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hours of Service (HoS) violations are down in the United States since the introduction of electronic logging devices (ELDs) says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA numbers show a marked decrease in violations on inspected

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    Smoke Screen: Testing remains in a legal vacuum

    June 11, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    July 1 has secured an unusual place in the story of marijuana. The national holiday was once reported as the deadline to legalize recreational weed. That didn’t happen, of course, but Canada Day is still left as the deadline for Ontario’s Cannabis Act, which established related rules for drivers and sellers alike. Canada’s cross-border drivers even began facing their mandated drug tests on July 1, 1996.

  • Back-pay for drivers upheld by B.C. court

    June 1, 2018 3:32PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled in favor of container truck drivers this week, dismissing the appeal of two trucking companies seeking to challenge the Container Trucking Act. The appeal sought to overturn a lower court’s interpretation