Crossing the Border? What you need to know about ACE and ACI eManifests

Are you new to the trucking industry? Or looking to expand your company to include international deliveries? If so, this blog is for you.  When crossing the Canada and U.S. border, it doesn’t matter whether you are heading south or north, an eManifest is required by both countries. Canada’s eManifest requirement is the ACI (Advanced [...]

2018-01-30T21:40:41+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Border Crossing|

Canadian ELD Mandate: What you need to know

Will ELD's become mandatory in Canada too? With ELD’s now mandatory in the United States, Transport Canada is putting together a draft bill on making ELD’s mandatory in Canada as well. The provinces have yet to sign off on a finalized bill, but it is in the works to come into effect in 2019. [...]

2018-01-11T18:16:49+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Canada, Canadian Regulations, Hours of Service|

UCR Fee Update: Rates Decided!

The trucking industry has been impatiently waiting for the UCR to decide and publish what the new 2018 UCR rates will be for the year ahead.  We have mentioned in previous posts, that the UCR has been meeting to decide what the new rates will be, due to over charging in past years. The [...]

2018-01-10T04:21:04+00:00 January 5th, 2018|trucking, US Regulations|

Update on ELD Mandate: ELD Exemptions and Ease of Transition

As the ELD mandate looms closer, it has left many drivers and carriers wondering where they stand. Various industry’s in the world of trucking are applying for waivers and exemptions from the mandate that will come into effect December 18, 2017. Many companies are concerned that this one size fits all mandate regarding hours [...]

2017-12-07T14:29:53+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Hours of Service, United States|

Winter Driving Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road

  Winter brings about a whole new set of dynamics to those of us living in the north. While it gives us fun times on the ice rink, or the ski hill, it doesn’t bring as much fun to our drives. Not only do we need to be more careful on the road, greater [...]

2017-12-01T21:42:06+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Canada, Drivers, trucking|

UCR Fee Deadline and Rates Still Undecided

Hold off on Paying your Fees Hold off on paying your UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) fees as a decision has still not been reached on what 2018 rates will be. The UCR has an excess of funds, more than the statutory maximum allows. This means that the UCR is looking to reduce 2018 fees, [...]

2017-11-08T16:33:46+00:00 November 7th, 2017|trucking, Uncategorized|

FMCSA Issues New Advisory Regarding Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSP)

    The FMSCA has issued an advisory to help guide shippers and motor carriers in understanding when a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) is needed. This advisory also covers procedures for applying for, and renewing a HMSP, as well as for rescinding a permit when you no longer require it. When is an [...]

2017-10-31T15:30:11+00:00 October 31st, 2017|trucking, United States|

Ontario is Getting Serious about Distracted Driving Penalties

    The province of Ontario is looking to beef up their policies, and the penalties to match surrounding distracted driving and driving while under the influence. These tougher rules and penalties are to protect the most vulnerable population using the roadways: cyclists and pedestrians.  The province is looking to put these new rules and [...]

2017-10-23T14:37:38+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Drivers|

Special Compliance Laws Apply to More than You Might Think

Do you drive a vehicle over 10,000 lbs (4,500kg)? Or haul heavy loads with your pickup truck? If so, there are transportation laws you need to be aware of. Who Might be Affected? When people think about laws that apply to heavy vehicles they tend to think only of semi trucks and trailers. Rarely [...]

2017-10-16T21:27:00+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Drivers, RVs, trucking|

What can I tow with this pickup truck

  I am an avid RVer, and like many of you, I belong to many camping and RV forums. I am also a safety and compliance specialist for the trucking industry, so weights and measures, load security and legal mumbo jumbo are part of my daily life.  That is why this subject is near [...]

2017-07-25T21:03:15+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Drivers, RVs, Tid bits, Uncategorized|