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FMCSA delays URS again

URS compliance deadline gets pushed back again as FMCSA needs more time to get ready. On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that the implementation date for the final stage of it’s Unified Registration System (URS) will be moved again. Originally slated to be September 30, 2016, and moved [...]

2016-12-13T19:49:06+00:00December 13th, 2016|Operating Authority, United States, US Regulations|

PSTC Partners with KeepTruckin

PSTC is Partnered with Motive (formerly KeepTruckin) Just as the trucking industry has advanced and changed, KeepTruckin has evolved to keep up with a fast changing environment. Now rebranded as Motive, PSTC is proud to partner with the new and improved Motive to offer you the best in ELD technology. ELD and GPS [...]

2022-06-06T21:33:38+00:00December 7th, 2016|Drivers, Fuel Taxes, Hours of Service, Uncategorized|

The ABC’s of ELDs

Here is a little information about Electronic Logging Devices for Canadians brought to you by the OTA.   Are you looking for an ELD device so you can be ready for the FMCSA's December 2017 deadline? Talk to us, we not only provide ELD solutions we are your compliance experts.   Click here to [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00November 11th, 2016|Canadian Regulations, US Regulations|

Court rules against OOIDA’s ELD challenge

You win some you lose some... On October 31st, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against the Owner Operators Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) and their recent court challenge against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and their Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate.  The ruling came, faster than expected, [...]

Speed Limiting Mandates Pass Regulatory Roadblocks in US

A potential new rule in the United States which would require heavy-duty trucks to use speed limiters while operating has passed the preliminary stages for policy-making. The new rule will be finalized likely within the next few weeks and will then soon be put into practice later in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety [...]

New study shows the perils of drowsy driving for trucks

A recent report from Governors Highway Safety Association published new findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which estimated that fatalities or injuries caused by drowsy or tired drivers in the United States have a combined ‘societal cost’ of approximately $109 billion. That estimated cost doesn’t even include property damage. This new information, as [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00September 1st, 2016|Drivers, Tid bits, trucking, United States|

Need a CVOR? Don’t Wait!

As of January 1st, 2017, the Ontario Government is enforcing new regulations on Ontario tow truck operators, which states that they are required to obtain a Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration (CVOR). These new regulations have been in the works since 2008 and are being introduced to strengthen consumer protection when using tow truck companies and [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00August 26th, 2016|CVOR, Licensing, Ontario|

Changes In Effect for Class D Drivers Commercially Operating in the US

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (ministry) has released information related to changes for Class D license holders who operate commercially in the United States (US). Effective April 1, 2017, ongoing proof of medical fitness will be required for all Class D drivers operating commercial vehicles with a Weight/Rating* of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more. This change [...]

2016-08-19T17:06:04+00:00August 19th, 2016|Licensing, United States, US Regulations|

New standards for MELT arriving in Ontario as soon as possible

The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario has just announced huge changes to the driver’s test for tractor trailers. This new testing plan aims to increase the standards of driver quality, and also hopefully begin to get rid of “licensing mills”. Starting on July 1, 2017, all drivers will be required to pass Class A mandatory [...]

2016-07-29T18:41:37+00:00July 26th, 2016|Licensing, Ontario|
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