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    New free trade deal for Canada, welcomed by CTA

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

    TORONTO, ON – Canada has unveiled a new free trade agreement that applies to products moved between provinces and territories — and it comes with a new regulatory body devoted to eliminating barriers such as differences in trucking rules.

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    OOIDA pushing against “bad” regs

    March 27, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is launching a campaign to push back against bad trucking-related regulations.

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    Canada’s emission goals take center stage

    March 16, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Canada’s is embracing an “ambitious” climate change objective that by 2030 would eliminate more Greenhouse Gases than come from every vehicle on the road today, according to Jody Proctor, Transport Canada’s director – clean air policy analysis.

    Almost ¼ of the nation’s Greenhouse Gas emissions come from transportation, and 80% of that comes from on-road vehicles, she said during a panel discussion at the annual Green Truck Summit. Trucks account for about 30% of that.

    “Transportation clearly needs to be part of our climate change solution,” she told the crowd, stressing that climate change will cost Canadians $21-43 billion per year by 2050.

  • Paid The M.E.L.T. Program

    November 24, 2016 10:23AM by Truck News

    Mandatory Entry Level Training for Tractor-Trailer Drivers   Starting July 1, 2017, potential Class A licence applicants in Ontario must complete an approved Mandatory Entry Level Training course prior to taking their Class A road tests. This new standard in

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    ELD mandate tops industry concerns in survey

    October 4, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LAS VEGAS, NV — A pending mandate for Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) is topping a list of the Top 10 critical issues facing North America’s trucking industry, as compiled by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

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    U.S. truck passengers must be belted by August

    June 6, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, DC – Passengers in truck cabs will be required to wear seatbelts when traveling U.S. highways, effective Aug. 8.

  • 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.

  • Ticket Rates Spike During Operation Safe Driver

    January 7, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    GREENBELT, MD – Commercial vehicle safety enforcement officers in Canada and the U.S. made far less contacts with drivers along with conducting fewer inspections during a week-long blitz late last year compared to 2014, according to newly released figures, but the percentage of citations and warnings handed out increased in three key areas.

    That’s according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and just released numbers it published regarding Operation Safe Driver, a seven-day enforcement and awareness campaign conducted on Oct. 18-24, 2015 aimed at truck and bus drivers along with four-wheelers.

    Law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers while 19,480 North American standard roadside inspections were conducted by CVSA-certified authorities on commercial drivers and vehicles.

  • 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.

  • Brantford Puts Brakes on Big Rigs Along Lorne Bridge

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

    BRANTFORD, ON — The City of Brantford, ON has approved a by-law limiting gross vehicle weights for five months out of the year along one span.

  • PMTC Seminar to Discuss CVOR Program, Cargo Security

    January 4, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    OAKVILLE, ON – As part of its continuing effort to offer more educational seminars the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) announced its next event will held on Jan. 13 in Toronto from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Cummins Gets U.S. Regulatory OK for Engine Lineup

    January 4, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    COLUMBUS, IN — Cummins Inc. on Monday announced that it received certification for its complete lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meeting both the current EPA regulations and the second step in greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel-efficiency standards which take effect in January 2017.

    Fuel efficiency is improved across the commercial vehicle engine lineup from 5.0 liters to 15 liters.

    “Cummins is committed to providing customer-focused innovation as soon as it is ready,” said Amy Boerger, vce president of sales and support. “For example, efficiency improvements implemented in the 2016 ISX15 400 hp to 475 hp ratings will provide customers with fuel economy gains over the 2013 ISX15, ranging from 2.5 percent on the base engine up to 7.5 percent with a SmartAdvantage Powertrain with ADEPT SmartCoast features.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.