Ontario Ministry of Transportation Adds a Change to MTO Schedule 1

New Change to MTO Schedule 1 for Spring Assembly Regulations The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released a change to Part 20: Suspension System in its Schedule 1. Cracked or Broken Springs in any Spring Assembly Now Considered Major Defect. The new regulations state, “cracked or broken main spring leaf or more than [...]

2018-06-12T03:14:19+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

New Guidance Regarding Personal Conveyance in the ELD Hours of Service Rule

 The FMSCA has provided further instruction on what counts as personal conveyance and what does not. The FMCSA has just released guidance and clarification in response to the widespread concern and comments submitted in response to the ELD mandate that came into effect December 17, 2017. Carriers, companies, and associations wanted further information in [...]

2018-06-04T22:00:35+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Hours of Service, US Regulations|

2018 Roadcheck: Right around the corner June 5-7

 Make sure you and your team are ready for inspection. International Roadcheck is June 5-7 this year, so make sure you are tuned up and ready for an inspection.  A heads up that a major focus this year will be on hours of service, so make sure that you are compliant on your hours [...]

2018-06-05T03:35:22+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Trucking Events|

New Requirements for Class D License as of July 1, 2018

New rules involve knowledge and medical tests. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released its new requirements for Class D license holders as of July 1, 2018. These new requirements will bring this level of licensing in line with other license class requirements in the province. The main changes that are occurring are: [...]

2018-05-24T17:43:51+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Canadian Regulations, Drivers, Licensing, Ontario|

How to Ace your Roadcheck Inspection: What to Expect and Common Roadcheck Violations to Avoid

International Roadcheck 2018 is set for June 5-7. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says it will focus on hours of service this year. Attention has been on hours of service since the FMCSA implemented the ELD mandate this past December. The CVSA thought because of this, it would be the perfect year to [...]

2018-05-05T18:45:25+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Tid bits, Trucking Events|

Misleading Marketing: Now Targeting Your DOT Biennial Update

Marketers are using Scare Tactics to Add You to Their Client List We no sooner hit the publish button on our blog about emails impersonating the FMCSA for gaining business, when we received an email using another alarming marketing tactic. This time the sender is using the U.S. DOT Biennial Update deadline as their [...]

2018-04-12T19:42:10+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Misleading marketing, trucking scams|

Watch out for Fraudulent Marketing Ploys Targeting Carriers

Misleading and Fraudulent Marketers are Targeting Carriers to Try and Gain Their Business. One method is by impersonating the FMCSA. Unfortunately, we are living in a time where too many dishonest people are using misleading techniques to scare honest people into giving them their business. While this is not the first example we have [...]

2018-03-29T20:15:14+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|trucking scams, Uncategorized|

Canadian and U.S. Spring Thaw Weight Restrictions

Canadian and U.S. Spring Thaw Weight Restrictions Information All in One Place Ahhhh! Spring! It’s less than a month away from the first day of spring! That wonderful time of year, when the trees start to bud, the sun gets warmer, and the snow starts to melt. With spring around the corner, that means [...]

2018-03-19T04:02:32+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Canada, trucking, United States|

OOIDA Pushes for Small Business ELD Exemption

Small trucking businesses may be given a reprieve from the ELD mandate. Small businesses may be spared from the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.  The Owner Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) has requested that small trucking businesses be exempt, providing the business has a safety rating above “unsatisfactory”. If the proposal gets approved, [...]

2018-03-02T03:48:05+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Hours of Service, United States, US Regulations|

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 [...]

2018-03-25T20:10:18+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Border Crossing|