Watch out! Motor carrier identity fraud on the rise

How to protect your business from fraud, and what to do if it happens There has been an unfortunate upward trend in fraud against driver motor carrier (MC) number over the last few months. The best defence is often a good offence. This means being aware of incidences and making sure that you are [...]

2023-10-25T20:30:16+00:00October 30th, 2023|trucking scams|

New York fuel tax exemptions may have hidden consequences

Tax exempt fuel from New York may cost carriers in the long run. Drivers who purchased fuel from the state of New York may be in for a nasty surprise. The fuel tax suspension ran for seven months last year from June 1- December 31, 2022 was lifted January 2023. Basically distributers were required [...]

2023-10-25T20:16:45+00:00October 25th, 2023|Taxes|

Virginia Changes to Oversize Permits for Oversize loads

July 1 sees changes to flagging requirements for Virginia oversize loads  Virginia is changing how oversize loads need to be marked for transport as of July 1, 2023. There are two changes: Non-commercial vehicle: When the load on any vehicle exceeds four feet or more beyond the rear of the bed or body of [...]

2023-06-28T19:12:17+00:00June 22nd, 2023|US Regulations|

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|
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