What’s new or of concern in Canada

BC introduces Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Class 1 licences

BC will require MELT training for Class 1 driver’s licenses British Columbia has released its Mandatory Entry-Level Training requirements for new drivers to obtain their Class 1 driver’s license. As of October 18, 2021 any new driver’s looking to get their Class 1 will have to complete the 140-hours of training, air brake training, and [...]

2021-04-25T02:35:58+00:00April 19th, 2021|Canadian Regulations|

Ontario bringing COVID-19 testing to commercial drivers

Ontario is teaming up with DriverCheck to support Ontario drivers. Trucking during a pandemic is not for the faint of heart, especially those travelling across the border to the United States. While Canada has seen success in containing the novel coronavirus, the United States has seen a totally different story with case counts still [...]

2020-07-16T04:46:28+00:00July 16th, 2020|Ontario|

Ontario extends due dates to renew drivers and carrier products

POST UPDATED April 12, 2021 Ontario's extension for licenses and carrier products will be valid until June 30, 2021 Here is some good news for Ontario based drivers and carriers. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has extended the validity of any driver and carrier products that expired after March 1, 2020. This [...]

2021-04-13T05:33:09+00:00June 10th, 2020|Ontario|

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act: What you need to know

As part of a Green Initiative the federal government is imposing a charge on fuels How does this Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act affect Road Carriers? The Canadian Liberal government has put a big push on Canada becoming more environmentally friendly. Part of that initiative has been to introduce the Greenhouse Gas Pricing Act. [...]

2019-06-05T03:18:19+00:00June 6th, 2019|Canadian Regulations|

Manitoba introduces MELT for new commercial drivers starting Sept 1.

New Manitoba commercial drivers will have to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) before entering the industry. Manitoba has gotten on board with the country-wide trend of implementing higher training standards for new commercial drivers. Manitoba commercial drivers looking to get their Class 1 license will have to complete 121.5 hours of mandatory entry-level [...]

2019-04-25T16:11:10+00:00April 25th, 2019|Canadian Regulations, Drivers, Manitoba|

Alberta changes how to get a National Safety Code for Commercial Trucking

Transportation Alberta has changed how to apply for a National Safety Code. Attention Albertan Carriers! As of March 1, 2019, Alberta has changed its process for how commercial carriers apply for a National Safety Code number (NSC). New policy has come down resulting from conversations with key industry stakeholders, along with Albertans, to make [...]

Where Do You Need Tire Chains?

We have listed the rules and regulations of each state and province as to where and when you need to put tire chains on. It’s getting to be that time of year again folks, when the ice and snow start to fly (brrrr!). This means refreshing your knowledge on safe winter driving, and how [...]

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+00:00June 12th, 2018|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

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: [...]

Canadian ELD Mandate: What you need to know

Updated: ELD's will become mandatory in Canada June 2021. Read More>> 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, [...]

2020-01-22T06:47:46+00:00January 11th, 2018|Canada, Canadian Regulations, Hours of Service|
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