Operating Authority

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 [...]

Fraudulent and Misleading Marketing to New FMCSA Applicants

  Aggressive and misleading marketing, this is not the first time we have written about this subject and looks like it won't be our last.   For anyone who has applied for a DOT or MC, MX, or FF operating authority it is likely you have been bombarded with phone calls, faxes and emails from [...]

FMCSA delays URS again

URS compliance deadline gets pushed back again as FMCSA needs more time to get ready. On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that the implementation date for the final stage of it’s Unified Registration System (URS) will be moved again. Originally slated to be September 30, 2016, and moved [...]

2016-12-13T19:49:06+00:00December 13th, 2016|Operating Authority, United States, US Regulations|

Aggressive Marketing in the Trucking Industry

I have written about this subject before, scams and aggressive marketing in the trucking industry, it is rampant.  Clients tell me sometimes their heads spin with people calling and emailing all the time offering this service, that service and sometimes trying to make themselves out to be something they aren't in order to make a [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00June 21st, 2016|Operating Authority, Tid bits, trucking scams|

New ELD Mandate for Anti-Harassment

The United States Department of Transportation recently made some changes to the way motor carriers and truck operators interact, specifically concerning the usage of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). These changes are meant to help reinforce the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) previous rules from 2014 about anti-harassment from motor carriers towards truck operators using [...]

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. […]

How will changes to the definition of Road-Building Machines affect you?

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) recently announced it is reviewing its current definition of and exemptions to vehicles falling under the classification of Road-Building Machine or RBM. If passed, new legislation will potentially see changes to the definition of RBMs and regulation changes for operators as well as the machines themselves. What is an [...]

New Entrant Education and Evaluation Program for new truck and bus operators.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is implementing a new program for start-up truck and bus operators.  The New Entrant Education and Evaluation Program (NEEEP) was implemented to cut the number of collisions and high risk road safety violations by new CVOR holders.  Ontario claims research shows that new CVOR holders have the highest risk [...]

2013 Carrier Renewals Now Due!

Not renewing may leave your trucks waiting at the side of the road. Don't let that happen call us today! 877-796-7016 November is the month when carriers must start thinking about renewing many permits and licenses for the new year.  Here is a run down of some of the most common permits [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:57+00:00November 7th, 2012|Operating Authority, trucking|

BOC-3 and Process Agent What Are They

Anyone who has thought of opening up a For Hire Operating Authority in the United States may have heard the terms BOC-3 and process agent.   You may have wondered, what is a BOC-3 and process agent, also why does the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration want me to file one [...]