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  • 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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    More updates to HoS coming say ELD analysts

    June 18, 2018 12:00AM by newcom

    TORONTO, Ont. – Geotab trucking experts say more changes to Hours of Service (HoS) regulations in the United States are coming.

     “The only thing we can tell you with any certainty is that it will change and it is changing,” said Geotab associate VP, commercial vehicle solutions Scott Sutarik.

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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.

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    Test and Measure: Not all testing methods equal

    June 11, 2018 12:00AM by newcom

    TORONTO, Ont. — Whether testing for the presence of alcohol or drugs in a workplace, or at the side of a road, each tool comes with its own pros and cons.

    Now that Canada is preparing to legalize recreational marijuana, police forces across the country are being trained in oral fluids testing, also known as saliva testing, and the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST). And these are both options for a fleet looking to determine a driver’s fitness for duty.

    Both methods offer immediate results – unlike tests involving hair, urine, or blood. That’s good enough to determine fitness for duty and keep a potentially impaired driver off the highway. But courts typically rely on another layer of tests, which means the initial positive results might not be enough to terminate someone.

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    Walk the Line: Testing options go beyond oral fluids

    June 11, 2018 12:00AM by newcom

    Canada’s Senate has passed the bills needed to legalize cannabis and enforce related rules, but with four dozen proposed amendments it will be weeks or months before roadside enforcement teams know exactly what kinds of devices they can use for roadside tests.

  • 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

  • FMCSA issues regulatory clarification on agricultural hauling

    May 31, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is bringing clarity to the Hours of Service (HoS) exemptions for agricultural haulers. The FMCSA received 566 comments and questions during a public consultation period this winter on the

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    Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 14: Brake Components

    May 31, 2018 12:00AM by newcom

    We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck sceduled for June 5-7 2018.

    With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

    In this episode we look at brake components.

  • Pilot Flying J is helping drivers get ready for CVSA Roadcheck

    May 29, 2018 11:03AM by Truck News

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Roadcheck is coming and to help drivers through the inspections Pilot Flying J is offering free mid-trip inspections. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck event will run June 5-7 and will focus on Hours of

  • OOIDA lauds bill aiming to exempt small fleets from ELDs

    May 25, 2018 1:33PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – Another bill calling for exemptions to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the United States has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is lauding the two congressman

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    Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 11: Trailer Rear

    May 25, 2018 12:00AM by newcom

    We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck sceduled for June 5-7 2018.

    With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

    In this episode we look at the trailer rear.

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    Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 12: Right Saddle Tank

    May 25, 2018 12:00AM by newcom

    We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck scheduled for June 5-7 2018. With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin,

  • U.S. lawmakers call for flexibility to HOS rules

    May 24, 2018 10:45AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty United States Senators have penned a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging them to explore flexible alternative to the current hours of service (HoS) regulations in that country. Addressed to administrator Raymond

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    Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 10: Trailer Bogie

    May 23, 2018 12:00AM by newcom

    We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck sceduled for June 5-7 2018.

    With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

    In this episode we look at Trailer Bogie.

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    Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 7: The Fuel Tank

    May 18, 2018 12:00AM by newcom

    We’re less than a month away from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck sceduled for June 5-7 2018.

    With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.