trucking

HOS Reform listening session

Hours of Service Reform Those that drive heavy commercial vehicles now have a chance to have their say on one of the most critical pieces of legislation in their daily lives. Hours of Service. The FMCSA is inviting the public to its second listening session on Hours of Service reform. They are seeking [...]

Canadian and U.S. Spring Thaw Weight Restrictions

Canadian and U.S. Spring Thaw Weight Restrictions Information All in One Place Ahhhh! Spring! It’s less than a month away from the first day of spring! That wonderful time of year, when the trees start to bud, the sun gets warmer, and the snow starts to melt. With spring around the corner, that means [...]

2018-03-19T04:02:32+00:00March 19th, 2018|Canada, trucking, United States|

UCR Fee Update: Rates Decided!

The trucking industry has been impatiently waiting for the UCR to decide and publish what the new 2018 UCR rates will be for the year ahead.  We have mentioned in previous posts, that the UCR has been meeting to decide what the new rates will be, due to over charging in past years. The [...]

2018-01-10T04:21:04+00:00January 5th, 2018|trucking, US Regulations|

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|

UCR Fee Deadline and Rates Still Undecided

Hold off on Paying your Fees Hold off on paying your UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) fees as a decision has still not been reached on what 2018 rates will be. The UCR has an excess of funds, more than the statutory maximum allows. This means that the UCR is looking to reduce 2018 fees, [...]

2017-11-08T16:33:46+00:00November 7th, 2017|trucking, Uncategorized|

FMCSA Issues New Advisory Regarding Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSP)

    The FMSCA has issued an advisory to help guide shippers and motor carriers in understanding when a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) is needed. This advisory also covers procedures for applying for, and renewing a HMSP, as well as for rescinding a permit when you no longer require it. When is an [...]

2017-10-31T15:30:11+00:00October 31st, 2017|trucking, United States|

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|

Cabotage Rules for the Canadian driver

One of the most popular questions we get asked is: can a Canadian driver do pickups and deliveries in the United States?  Most commercial drivers and carriers understand that inter-stating is typically not allowed, but there are unique situations they need clarification about.  For example, “Can I move empty trailers to a different point [...]

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 [...]