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Tax Deduction Tips for Canadian Truck Drivers

Whether you are employed by a trucking company or an owner-operator, we have some tax deduction tips for Canadian truck drivers to make filing taxes easier this year. It’s that most wonderful time of the year again- Tax time! Ah yes, when everyone dreads what the taxman is going to tell them when it’s time [...]

2019-03-04T18:13:21+00:00March 12th, 2019|Canada, Drivers, Money saving ideas|

New regulations for CMV drivers with Type 1 Diabetes

FMCSA introduces new rules for commercial drivers with type 1 diabetes. The FMCSA recently updated its regulations for commercial drivers with type 1 diabetes. Drivers with type 1 diabetes are insulin dependent and need medical exemptions from the FMCSA. As of November 19, 2018, a driver with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) can be granted [...]

2019-01-23T23:22:14+00:00January 29th, 2019|Drivers, US Regulations|

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: [...]

Winter Driving Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road

  Winter brings about a whole new set of dynamics to those of us living in the north. While it gives us fun times on the ice rink, or the ski hill, it doesn’t bring as much fun to our drives. Not only do we need to be more careful on the road, greater [...]

2017-12-01T21:42:06+00:00December 1st, 2017|Canada, Drivers, trucking|

Ontario is Getting Serious about Distracted Driving Penalties

    The province of Ontario is looking to beef up their policies, and the penalties to match surrounding distracted driving and driving while under the influence. These tougher rules and penalties are to protect the most vulnerable population using the roadways: cyclists and pedestrians.  The province is looking to put these new rules and [...]

2017-10-23T14:37:38+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Drivers|

Special Compliance Laws Apply to More than You Might Think

Do you drive a vehicle over 10,000 lbs (4,500kg)? Or haul heavy loads with your pickup truck? If so, there are transportation laws you need to be aware of. Who Might be Affected? When people think about laws that apply to heavy vehicles they tend to think only of semi trucks and trailers. Rarely [...]

2019-03-10T16:12:21+00:00October 16th, 2017|Drivers, RVs, trucking|

What can I tow with this pickup truck

I am an avid RVer, and like many of you, I belong to many camping and RV forums. I am also a safety and compliance specialist for the trucking industry, so weights and measures, load security and legal mumbo jumbo are part of my daily life.  That is why this subject is near and [...]

2018-03-26T14:31:54+00:00June 29th, 2017|Drivers, RVs, Tid bits, Uncategorized|

PSTC Partners with KeepTruckin

ELD and GPS Solutions in One Box Your decision on how to manage your trucking fleet just got a lot easier.  Peter Suess Transportation Consultants are proud to announce their new partnership with KeepTruckin.  KeepTruckin is the leading provider of DOT and FMCSA-approved-and-compliant electronic logs for truck drivers, motor coach bus drivers and oil gas [...]

2016-12-08T16:56:38+00:00December 7th, 2016|Drivers, Fuel Taxes, Hours of Service, Uncategorized|

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|