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Trucking and the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

As of April 1, 2019, the Government of Canada will begin collecting a fuel surcharge in the provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan.  On July 1, 2019 the territories of Nunavut and the Yukon will also be required to collect this surcharge.   This is part of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.   [...]

2019-03-14T20:46:59+00:00March 14th, 2019|Canada|

Tax Deduction Tips for Canadian Truck Drivers

Whether you are employed by a trucking company or an owner-operator, we have some tax deduction tips for Canadian truck drivers to make filing taxes easier this year. It’s that most wonderful time of the year again- Tax time! Ah yes, when everyone dreads what the taxman is going to tell them when it’s time [...]

2019-03-04T18:13:21+00:00March 12th, 2019|Canada, Drivers, Money saving ideas|

Alberta changes how to get a National Safety Code for Commercial Trucking

Transportation Alberta has changed how to apply for a National Safety Code. Attention Albertan Carriers! As of March 1, 2019, Alberta has changed its process for how commercial carriers apply for a National Safety Code number (NSC). New policy has come down resulting from conversations with key industry stakeholders, along with Albertans, to make [...]

The latest in Misleading Marketing: Biennial Update Certificates

What exactly is a Biennial Update Certificate? And do you need one? There is an email going around offering to give carriers a Biennial Update Certificate and optional ID cards as proof of compliance with the FMCSA’s rules on filing a biennial return. Here is a snapshot of the email: This email is a [...]

2019-03-04T15:21:55+00:00March 4th, 2019|Misleading marketing, trucking scams|

New regulations for CMV drivers with Type 1 Diabetes

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 FMCSA. As of November 19, 2018, a driver with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) can be granted [...]

2019-01-23T23:22:14+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|

ELD Mandate Enforcement in New York Ceases

The State of New York is Stopping ELD Enforcement in Wake of OOIDA Lawsuit The state of New York is ceasing to enforce the ELD mandate upon the filing of a lawsuit from the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association. OOIDA is basing its lawsuit on the fact that the state has failed to incorporate the [...]

2019-01-08T21:44:08+00:00January 8th, 2019|ELD, Hours of Service|

UCR 2019 Fee Deadline Delayed

*New*  UCR renewal is now open visit us here for more information Don’t pay your 2019 UCR registration just yet. Hold off on paying your 2019 UCR Registration fees for the time being. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) is still completing their rulemaking processes for 2019 fee levels. Once the processes are [...]

2019-01-22T19:27:25+00:00December 10th, 2018|Renewals|