Canadian Regulations

What’s new or of concern in Canada

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

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+00:00January 11th, 2018|Canada, Canadian Regulations, Hours of Service|

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|

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|