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

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 operate in the United States. This comes after a [...]

2020-01-23T03:54:40+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|

Canadian ELD Mandate coming June 2021

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 looking to put forth its own ELD mandate. This all [...]

2019-12-11T05:33:40+00:00December 11th, 2019|Canadian Regulations, Hours of Service|

Changes to U.S. Customs Transponders

Introducing the Gen-2 Transponders for all CMV’s crossing the U.S. border This fall has seen a big change come down the pike regarding how US custom transponders will work going forward. As of October 2019, all Gen-1 transponders will be replaced with New Generation-2 (Gen-2) transponders. The goal is to have all commercial vehicles [...]

2020-01-23T06:14:25+00:00November 25th, 2019|Border Crossing|

Be prepared this winter. Brush up with some winter driving tips

Winter is coming. Are you prepared when you hit the road? 🎵 “It’s the most wonderful time of the year……” 🎵 Or something like that! As the snow starts to fly around the country, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone about tips for safe driving this winter. These winter [...]

2019-11-22T06:15:58+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Drivers, Trucking Safety|

AOBRD deadline coming soon!

Time to switch from your AOBRD to an ELD The AOBRD’s that had been grandfathered into the ELD mandate are soon to expire! The FMCSA had given fleets two years from December 16, 2017 when ELD’s became mandatory in the United States, to update the units in their vehicles from AOBRD’s to ELD’s. AOBRD [...]

2019-10-26T03:05:27+00:00October 25th, 2019|ELD, Hours of Service|

Keep Truckin introduces new app to save drivers waiting time

Drivers can avoid long waits at warehouses with Facility Insight app Keep Truckin has recently released a great new app as part of their electronic logging devices. Facility Insights is designed to show wait times at 60,000, and growing, different sites. Keep Truckin uses a huge database, (6.7 million unique visits for a six-month [...]

2019-10-06T02:35:58+00:00October 6th, 2019|ELD, Tid bits|

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|

FMCSA announces proposal to change hours of service rules

New proposal gives drivers more flexibility After much demand from the transportation industry the FMCSA has announced that they are putting forth a proposal to amend the existing hours of service rule. These new rules would allow for greater flexibility for drivers with rests and time in a sleeper berth. The 5 major changes [...]

2019-09-10T04:21:58+00:00September 10th, 2019|Hours of Service|