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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|

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|

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|

What is an Ontario CVOR

What is an Ontario CVOR? All provinces in Canada are required to issue a National Safety Code number to all commercial carriers in their governing jurisdiction.  Ontario calls this number a Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration or CVOR. […]

Ontario Tow Truck Operators need a CVOR

The Ministry of Transportation changed the CVOR registration system and now requires Ontario tow truck operators to obtain a CVOR.  This change is part of a set of regulations introduced by the Ontario Government meant to strengthen consumer protection  when using tow trucks and other vehicle storage services. Don't [...]

2020-01-27T03:41:02+00:00January 20th, 2016|Canadian Regulations, Ontario, trucking|

CBSA Reminds carriers final ACI eManifest compliance date looms

CBSA is reminding highway and rail carriers that the period of soft enforcement for ACI eManifest ends on January 10, 2016. Starting January 11, 2016 ACI eManifests  carriers who do not comply with ACI eManifest requirements may be issued monetary penalties. When applicable, the CBSA may issue penalties for: failing to provide advance information; failing [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:45+00:00January 8th, 2016|Canada, Canadian Regulations|

Ontario new rules at pedestrian crossovers and school crossings

Motorists in Ontario are reminded of new rules set to begin on January 1, 2016 concerning pedestrian  and school crossing.  Back in the summer Ontario passed the Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act  which among other things increased fines for distracted driving.  It also introduced new rules for pedestrian crossovers and school crossings. Starting January 1, [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:47+00:00December 21st, 2015|Ontario, Tid bits, Uncategorized|

Ontario has introduced class G medical fitness certificates for the FMCSA

Ontario carriers with a CVOR have started to receive letters from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) regarding a new requirement for class G drivers of commercial motor vehicles.  As of April 1, 2016, Ontario class G holders who operate a commercial motor vehicle in the United States will have to obtain a medical fitness [...]

2017-03-27T18:44:31+00:00November 6th, 2015|Canadian Regulations, Ontario, trucking, Uncategorized|
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