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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|

Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act: What you need to know

As part of a Green Initiative the federal government is imposing a charge on fuels How does this Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act affect Road Carriers? The Canadian Liberal government has put a big push on Canada becoming more environmentally friendly. Part of that initiative has been to introduce the Greenhouse Gas Pricing Act. [...]

2019-06-05T03:18:19+00:00June 6th, 2019|Canadian Regulations|

Roadcheck 2019 runs June 4-6

A new round of International Roadcheck is coming up! Roadcheck 2019 is just around the corner running June 4th to 6th. Every year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) chooses a different safety feature to focus on for Roadcheck. This year they have chosen to focus on steering and suspension systems. What is the [...]

2019-05-15T18:13:33+00:00May 15th, 2019|Trucking Events|

Manitoba introduces MELT for new commercial drivers starting Sept 1.

New Manitoba commercial drivers will have to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) before entering the industry. Manitoba has gotten on board with the country-wide trend of implementing higher training standards for new commercial drivers. Manitoba commercial drivers looking to get their Class 1 license will have to complete 121.5 hours of mandatory entry-level [...]

2019-04-25T16:11:10+00:00April 25th, 2019|Canadian Regulations, Drivers, Manitoba|

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.   [...]

2019-04-25T16:21:05+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|