Proof of Vaccination for Canadian Cross-Border Truckers Coming

Canadian cross-border commercial drivers will need to provide proof of vaccination. Early January will see Canadian cross-border commercial drivers needing to prove their vaccination status for COVID-19. This mandate will be imposed on all essential travellers. Currently, (as of October 2021) the Canadian border is open to vaccinated non-essential travellers, while the U.S. plans [...]

2021-11-04T00:48:45+00:00November 4th, 2021|US Regulations|

No Exemptions for Commercial Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

Despite COVID-19, Drug and Alcohol Testing Continues with Added Precautions COVID-19 has certainly thrown numerous curveballs, and we as humans have shown our selves to be incredibly adaptable and the trucking industry has been no exception. Government agencies on both the Canadian and American sides of the border have been accommodating on many facets [...]

2021-06-25T19:22:59+00:00June 25th, 2021|US Regulations|

FMCSA grace period for extended medical certificates ends June 1, 2021.

FMCSA Medical Certificate extensions set to expire June 1 If you have put off getting your medical fitness certificate examinations for your commercial drivers license due to COVID-19, your time is about to end. The FMCSA medical certificate extension runs out June 1, 2021. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a [...]

2021-05-20T05:18:57+00:00May 20th, 2021|US Regulations|

FMCSA revises Hour of Service Rule to provide more flexibility

FMCSA updates HOS rules as per comments from trucking community There is some good news on the horizon for anyone trucking in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has just announced that they have revised the hours of service rules to give commercial drivers more flexibility [...]

Canadian CMV drivers with diabetes can now operate in the United States

Post Updated! FMCSA Medical Reciprocity Changes Letter added Canadian truck drivers with diabetes can now apply to have Code W removed from their licence Some good news has come down from the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA). Canadian commercial drivers with insulin-treated diabetes are now cleared to cross the border and [...]

2020-03-11T19:44:31+00:00January 23rd, 2020|US Regulations|

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule start January 6, 2020

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse begins The FMCSA has the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse up and operational as of January 6, 2020. What does that mean for those with a CDL or employ CDL drivers? First, what is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse? As per the FMCSA Clearinghouse site: “The Clearinghouse is a secure [...]

2020-01-09T03:42:09+00:00January 9th, 2020|US Regulations|

Oregon is no longer issuing weight receipts to carriers.

Even though the receipts are gone, carriers will still need to report and pay their Oregon Weight-Mile Tax as per usual. Oregon has recently released notice that as of September 26, 2019, they will no longer be issuing weight receipts to motor carriers operating in Oregon. Just because the paper receipt is going the [...]

2019-09-17T03:33:22+00:00September 19th, 2019|US Regulations|

2020 UCR fees delayed

Hold off paying your 2020 UCR fees until the FMCSA proposal is finalized. The fees for the 2020 UCR season have been delayed as the FMCSA put forth a proposal for approval to decrease the fees again for the coming year. Last year saw fees reduced as revenues had exceeded the maximum allowed to [...]

2019-09-17T03:22:26+00:00September 17th, 2019|Renewals, US Regulations|

New regulations for CMV drivers with Type 1 Diabetes

Updated! READ MORE: CANADIAN CMV DRIVERS WITH DIABETES CAN NOW OPEARATE IN THE UNITED STATES FMCSA introduces new rules for commercial drivers with type 1 diabetes. The FMCSA recently updated its regulations for commercial drivers with type 1 diabetes. Drivers with type 1 diabetes are insulin dependent and need medical exemptions from the [...]

2020-01-23T04:19:31+00:00January 29th, 2019|Drivers, US Regulations|

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|
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