United States

Mexican Carriers Operating in the United States: What you need to know

When transporting goods between Mexico and the United States, there are a few things Mexican carriers need to know. In a recent conversation, a client asked us about transporting goods between Mexico and the United States. This conversation inspired us to put together this blog post full of information for Mexican carriers. So, if [...]

2019-01-11T17:06:08+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Border Crossing, United States, US Regulations|

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|

OOIDA Pushes for Small Business ELD Exemption

Small trucking businesses may be given a reprieve from the ELD mandate. Small businesses may be spared from the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.  The Owner Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) has requested that small trucking businesses be exempt, providing the business has a safety rating above “unsatisfactory”. If the proposal gets approved, [...]

Update on ELD Mandate: ELD Exemptions and Ease of Transition

*UPDATED* August 10, 2018 As the ELD mandate looms closer, it has left many drivers and carriers wondering where they stand. Various industry’s in the world of trucking are applying for waivers and exemptions from the mandate that will come into effect December 18, 2017. Many companies are concerned that this one size fits [...]

2018-08-10T20:14:45+00:00December 7th, 2017|Hours of Service, United States|

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|

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 [...]

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|