U.S. Removes Covid-19 vaccination restrictions for borders May 12

Travel no longer restricted for non-U.S. residents entering the United States The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just announced that all U.S. Covid-19 vaccination restrictions will be dropped at the United States land and ferry borders starting May 12. As per the release from the DHS “Beginning May 12, 2023, DHS will no [...]

2023-05-18T20:44:07+00:00May 5th, 2023|US Regulations|

FMCSA to change motor carrier dismissal process

Applications for authorities will no longer be able to be undismissed after 90-days Heads up! The FMCSA is cracking down on requests for operating authority’s that go beyond 90-days. If your application goes beyond the 90-day period and you miss any pertinent paperwork, your motor carrier operating authority request will be dismissed and you [...]

2023-03-21T19:18:08+00:00March 21st, 2023|US Regulations|

Federally regulated Canadian drivers to gain paid sick leave

Canadian federal drivers gain 10 additional days of sick leave. Some good news for Canadian driver’s who are employed by federally regulated fleets. Starting December 1, 2022, drivers can now accrue up to 10 days of sick leave curtesy of Bill C-3. These days will be in addition to the five the personal days [...]

2023-01-12T21:14:22+00:00January 12th, 2023|Canadian Regulations|

Connecticut to begin Highway Use Fees January 2023

Connecticut adds a monthly Highway Use Fee permits starting January 2023 And another state joins the Highway Use Fee group. Connecticut has just announced that they will be requiring applicable motor vehicles to apply for Highway Use Permit, and file monthly thereafter. This will be effective starting January 1, 2023. This will apply to [...]

2022-12-08T20:00:15+00:00December 8th, 2022|US Regulations|

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rules

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rules Updated March 2023 The FMCSA has had the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse up and operational since January 6, 2020. Three years later 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 [...]

2023-03-23T18:14:07+00:00December 7th, 2022|US Regulations|

The pitfalls of duty free fuel when IFTA comes due

This past quarter my company saw a dramatic increase in fuel purchases done on Indian Reserves and at Duty Free Shops. You might wonder why is this news worthy, well it directly ties in with every carrier’s IFTA tax liability at the end of the quarter. Generally speaking, higher then normal tax liability that can have my customer gasp when they receive their IFTA tax bill.

2022-12-08T20:33:40+00:00November 28th, 2022|Fuel Taxes, Money saving ideas, Taxes, trucking|

Canadian Border removes all COVID-19 measures

  ArriveCAN no longer needed for commercial drivers to enter Canada  Canada has just released the news that the Government of Canada will be removing all COVID-19 border measures. The announcement stated that as of October 1, 2022, visitors and residents returning to Canada will no longer need to submit their details through the [...]

2022-10-20T18:17:29+00:00September 29th, 2022|Border Crossing, Canadian Regulations, Uncategorized|

Canadian Government is cracking down on Driver Inc. fleets

Driver Inc. Model is finally being shut down. The Canadian Government is taking a closer look at trucking operations to see if they are using a Driver Inc. business model. The previous year saw officials focusing on education and awareness, but now officials have moved forward with passing out penalties for those using the [...]

2022-10-20T18:15:17+00:00August 24th, 2022|Canadian Regulations|

DriveON: New, Simpler Program for commercial vehicle safety and emissions testing

Ontario is updating its emissions testing process Ontario is introducing a new emissions and safety inspection program for commercial motor vehicles called DriveON. This is combining the current annual safety inspections with the Etests for heavy (as in over 4500kg) diesel vehicles. Nothing changes for light passenger vehicles. The new program will make the [...]

2022-05-13T14:35:37+00:00May 13th, 2022|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|
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