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|

Oregon raises fines for snow chain violations

Pack up those snow chains! Winter is here. Oregon has just announced that they are raising the fine for failing to put on snow chains when required to $880. This increase went into effect September 25, 2021. When do commercial trucks need to put chains on? Commercial trucks are required to put on snow [...]

2021-10-15T18:00:58+00:00October 15th, 2021|Trucking Safety|

Fraudulent Marketing for KYU Annual Permits Circulating

Watch out for a false email advertising Annual Permits for Kentucky We have recently seen an email circulating to some of our clients marketing Kentucky Annual Permits. This email states that a KYU number is necessary for any vehicle that is 59,000lbs or heavier. Does Kentucky require an annual permit for commercial drivers?  This [...]

2021-09-29T16:17:00+00:00September 29th, 2021|Misleading marketing|

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|
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