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Where Do You Need Tire Chains?

We have listed the rules and regulations of each state and province as to where and when you need to put tire chains on. It’s getting to be that time of year again folks, when the ice and snow start to fly (brrrr!). This means refreshing your knowledge on safe winter driving, and how [...]

Peace Bridge Closed to oversized and overweight loads

If you do oversized or overweight loads and use the Peace Bridge in New York, then you have to read this!   Due to construction, the Peace Bridge will be CLOSED to oversized and overweight loads from October 15, 2018, to May 15, 2019. The Peace Bridge is undergoing a major rehabilitation project, and it [...]

2018-09-13T14:42:28+00:00September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

HOS Reform listening session

Hours of Service Reform Those that drive heavy commercial vehicles now have a chance to have their say on one of the most critical pieces of legislation in their daily lives. Hours of Service. The FMCSA is inviting the public to its second listening session on Hours of Service reform. They are seeking [...]

 New York Highway Use Tax Renewals Starting Soon.

Get ready for October 1st, as NY HUT renewals will start. New York Highway Use Tax (HUT) will be part of your annual renewals this year if you drive commercially within that state on public highways. Toll-paid portions of the New York State Thruway are excluded from the Highway Use Tax. This will be the [...]

2018-08-25T16:37:17+00:00August 27th, 2018|US Regulations|

MisleadingPortal Access Requests for U.S. DOT FMCSA

More Misleading Marketing in the Trucking Industry.   We at PSTC hate scammers, frauds, and underhanded business tactics. It gives a good industry with primarily good people and good businesses a shady side. This is why we are continuing our series of blog posts about misleading marketing in the trucking industry. This blog is [...]

2018-08-24T01:57:56+00:00August 25th, 2018|Misleading marketing, trucking scams|

ELD waiver extended for Livestock Haulers Until September 2019

Congress puts forth bill to extend the livestock ELD exemption The U.S. Senate has passed a bill allowing livestock and agricultural haulers to keep paper logs until the end of September 2019. However, this bill needs some work before becoming finalized. Over the next two months, the House will have to work out the [...]

2018-08-14T18:30:58+00:00August 15th, 2018|ELD, Hours of Service, US Regulations|

New Drug-Impaired Driving Laws in Effect

With the legalization of cannabis coming soon to Canada, drivers should know the laws and the consequences of breaking them. With the legalization of cannabis on the horizon, drivers should take the time to familiarize themselves with the cannabis laws and legislation on both a federal and provincial level. Much like alcohol, the provinces [...]

2018-08-10T20:09:15+00:00July 26th, 2018|Canada, Driving Laws|

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Adds a Change to MTO Schedule 1

New Change to MTO Schedule 1 for Spring Assembly Regulations The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released a change to Part 20: Suspension System in its Schedule 1. Cracked or Broken Springs in any Spring Assembly Now Considered Major Defect. The new regulations state, “cracked or broken main spring leaf or more than [...]

2018-06-12T03:14:19+00:00June 12th, 2018|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

New Guidance Regarding Personal Conveyance in the ELD Hours of Service Rule

 The FMSCA has provided further instruction on what counts as personal conveyance and what does not. The FMCSA has just released guidance and clarification in response to the widespread concern and comments submitted in response to the ELD mandate that came into effect December 17, 2017. Carriers, companies, and associations wanted further information in [...]

2018-06-04T22:00:35+00:00June 5th, 2018|Hours of Service, US Regulations|