Canadian Regulations

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Federally regulated Canadian drivers to gain paid sick leave

Canadian federal drivers gain 10 additional days of sick leave. Some good news for Canadian driver’s who are employed by federally regulated fleets. Starting December 1, 2022, drivers can now accrue up to 10 days of sick leave curtesy of Bill C-3. These days will be in addition to the five the personal days [...]

2023-01-12T21:14:22+00:00January 12th, 2023|Canadian Regulations|

Canadian Border removes all COVID-19 measures

  ArriveCAN no longer needed for commercial drivers to enter Canada  Canada has just released the news that the Government of Canada will be removing all COVID-19 border measures. The announcement stated that as of October 1, 2022, visitors and residents returning to Canada will no longer need to submit their details through the [...]

2022-10-20T18:17:29+00:00September 29th, 2022|Border Crossing, Canadian Regulations, Uncategorized|

Canadian Government is cracking down on Driver Inc. fleets

Driver Inc. Model is finally being shut down. The Canadian Government is taking a closer look at trucking operations to see if they are using a Driver Inc. business model. The previous year saw officials focusing on education and awareness, but now officials have moved forward with passing out penalties for those using the [...]

2022-10-20T18:15:17+00:00August 24th, 2022|Canadian Regulations|

DriveON: New, Simpler Program for commercial vehicle safety and emissions testing

Ontario is updating its emissions testing process Ontario is introducing a new emissions and safety inspection program for commercial motor vehicles called DriveON. This is combining the current annual safety inspections with the Etests for heavy (as in over 4500kg) diesel vehicles. Nothing changes for light passenger vehicles. The new program will make the [...]

2022-05-13T14:35:37+00:00May 13th, 2022|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

Changes to Ontario Class A and Class AR licence Requirements

Ontario adds a Class A/AR Manual Transmission Restriction Ontario has changed its restrictions for Class A/AR licences. Starting July 1, 2022 you will want to be sure to take your Class A/AR road test with a vehicle that has the kind of transmission you plan to be driving with on the regular. The new [...]

2022-03-31T20:26:28+00:00March 30th, 2022|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

Canadian ELD enforcement delayed until January 1, 2023

Canadian ELD mandate moved back until beginning of 2023Once again, the Canadian ELD mandate has been pushed back and will not be enforced until January 1, 2023. Originally slated to come into effect this June, the mandate has been pushed back six months due to lack of certified equipment for fleets to purchase.The Canadian Council [...]

2022-06-06T20:46:42+00:00March 15th, 2022|Canadian Regulations|

Ontario does away with licence plate stickers for passenger vehicles

Commercial vehicles excluded from new plate requirements in Ontario Some good news for those in Ontario. The Ontario government announced that they are doing away with licence plate stickers for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, and mopeds. Sorry commercial drivers, the new plate sticker rules do not apply to you. Commercial vehicles will still need [...]

2022-02-28T13:12:05+00:00February 28th, 2022|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

Federally regulated truck workers to face vaccination mandate

Canada to mandate vaccines for federally regulated truck drivers Vaccine mandates continue to roll out to cover more sectors of the workforce. Federally regulated transportation workers will now need to provide proof of vaccination in early 2022. An official date has yet to be selected as the Canadian government says it is working with [...]

2022-01-11T06:12:43+00:00January 11th, 2022|Canadian Regulations|

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|
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