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AMTA offers U.S. hours of service, load securement conferences

CALGARY, Alta. -- The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is offering full-day seminars on the new U.S. hour...


CALGARY, Alta. — The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is offering full-day seminars on the new U.S. hours of service and load securement legislations.

Kris Phillips, division administrator with the U.S. Department of Transportation FMCSA, Montana Division will be on-hand to provide information about the new regulations and what they mean to Canadian carriers operating in the U.S.

The hours of service course outline includes: applicability and definitions; comparison of old and new rules; exceptions and exemptions; 11 hr rule; 14 hr rule; 60/70 hr rule explanation; out of service changes; return to duty after emergency declaration changes.

The load securement course will include: definitions; general cargo securement requirements; cargo securement device standards; edge protection; cargo placement and restraint; common securement methods; load monitoring requirements; commodity specific requirements including logs, dressed lumber, metal coils, paper rolls, concrete pipe, intermodal containers etc.

The seminars will be held: Dec. 1 at the Mayfield Inn Edmonton 16615 109 Avenue, Edmonton;
Dec. 3, 2003 Blackfoot Inn, Calgary 5940 Blackfoot Trail S.E., Calgary; Dec. 5, 2003 Lethbridge Lodge, Lethbridge 320 Scenic Road, Lethbridge.

Cost to attend is $20. For more information, visit www.amta.ca or call the office at 403-214-3438.


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