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|

BC introduces Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Class 1 licences

BC will require MELT training for Class 1 driver’s licenses British Columbia has released its Mandatory Entry-Level Training requirements for new drivers to obtain their Class 1 driver’s license. As of October 18, 2021 any new driver’s looking to get their Class 1 will have to complete the 140-hours of training, air brake training, and [...]

2021-04-25T02:35:58+00:00April 19th, 2021|Canadian Regulations|

Get your fleet ready for the ELD Mandate Canada

Canada has been watching and learning from the ELD mandate that the United States put into place December 16, 2017. After observing the implementation and effects of it on our southern neighbours, Canada is now ready to put forth its own ELD mandate. In fact, the Canadian Trucking Alliance feels that the Canadian ELD rule will [...]

2021-03-17T04:06:39+00:00March 17th, 2021|ELD|

What is the Arkansas Annual Carrier Report?

The breakdown on who needs to file an Arkansas Annual Carrier Report and how to do it. If Arkansas has not been an area your commercial travels have taken you before, you may not have heard of the Arkansas Annual Carrier Report. But, if you plan to start conducting business that takes you either [...]

2021-02-25T03:44:18+00:00February 25th, 2021|Operating Authority|

In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Why Truckers?

Toll free number to report human trafficking: US: 1.888.373.7888 Canada: 1-833-900-1010 In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Why Truckers? Guest post: Truckers Against Trafficking When working on a strategy to fight human trafficking, one of the first steps is determining which groups of people have the greatest opportunity to spot human trafficking as [...]

2021-02-01T05:14:00+00:00January 28th, 2021|trucking|

How to become an Owner-Operator

Steps to starting your own Owner-Operator business You’re tired of your regular work grind and you’re looking for something new. You’re tired of answering to a boss who just doesn’t get you. Your life needs more flexibility so you can manage your work life balance more successfully. If any of the above sounds like [...]

2021-01-25T21:51:20+00:00January 25th, 2021|trucking|

Year end renewal tips for trucking companies

What do Trucking Companies need to renew at the end of each year? The last quarter of the year means its time to start looking at getting your renewals scheduled. It’s a busy time of year what with holidays and many people scheduling time off to celebrate, so it can be easy to miss [...]

2020-10-24T02:45:00+00:00October 24th, 2020|Renewals|

Ontario bringing COVID-19 testing to commercial drivers

Ontario is teaming up with DriverCheck to support Ontario drivers. Trucking during a pandemic is not for the faint of heart, especially those travelling across the border to the United States. While Canada has seen success in containing the novel coronavirus, the United States has seen a totally different story with case counts still [...]

2020-07-16T04:46:28+00:00July 16th, 2020|Ontario|
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