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 [...]

PSTC Partners with KeepTruckin

PSTC is Partnered with Motive (formerly KeepTruckin) Just as the trucking industry has advanced and changed, KeepTruckin has evolved to keep up with a fast changing environment. Now rebranded as Motive, PSTC is proud to partner with the new and improved Motive to offer you the best in ELD technology. ELD and GPS [...]

2022-06-06T21:33:38+00:00December 7th, 2016|Drivers, Fuel Taxes, Hours of Service, Uncategorized|

Court rules against OOIDA’s ELD challenge

You win some you lose some... On October 31st, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against the Owner Operators Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) and their recent court challenge against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and their Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate.  The ruling came, faster than expected, [...]

Nikola Motor Company Unveils Long-Range Electric Semi-Truck

Tesla Motors has been an inspiration for many automakers developing electric vehicles in recent years, laying the groundwork for other companies to follow with long-range EVs that can be a viable alternative to conventionally-powered vehicles. Now, with Tesla having sparked a tech revolution and paved the way for mass-market passenger vehicles, a new company has [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00July 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Can you tow more than one trailer?

If you browse my blog you will notice I have written a few articles focusing on RVing, some have asked why. Well, the answer is simple, not only do I work with commercial vehicles, I love traveling around in our RV. As such I am part of several RV specific forums and groups. Many [...]

2018-05-22T18:50:05+00:00June 2nd, 2016|RVs, Tid bits, Uncategorized|

Daimler Starts Testing Connected Truck Technology on European Highways

https://youtu.be/7bFc0rBoFY8 German automaker Daimler is one of the few companies working on autonomous driving technology for trucks. Last year, Daimler introduced a technology that gives trucks certain self-driving capabilities, called Highway Pilot, which the company said worked similarly to autopilot systems used in airplanes. Now, the automotive giant has introduced a new system that [...]

2016-05-02T20:55:59+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Rules for Refrigerated Carriers

New guidelines for refrigerated shipping into the United States will take effect on March 31. Enforcement of the rules will not begin until 2017, in order to give carriers time to adjust to the new rules focused not only on the operation of cooling equipment, but also the data collection and record-keeping of shipment temperatures. [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00April 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New ELD mandate provisions 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 [...]

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|
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