Broker vs Dispatch vs Bona fide agents. What is the difference?

FMCSA to release guidance on what makes a broker vs dispatch There seems to be some confusion as to what makes a broker and what they can do compared to a dispatcher or bona fide agent.  At end of last year, the FMCSA released some clarification on what constitutes each service. These services are [...]

2024-02-12T16:50:38+00:00June 28th, 2023|Licensing|

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: [...]

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 [...]

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|

Changes In Effect for Class D Drivers Commercially Operating in the US

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (ministry) has released information related to changes for Class D license holders who operate commercially in the United States (US). Effective April 1, 2017, ongoing proof of medical fitness will be required for all Class D drivers operating commercial vehicles with a Weight/Rating* of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more. This change [...]

2016-08-19T17:06:04+00:00August 19th, 2016|Licensing, United States, US Regulations|

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|
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