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|

Changes to Ontario Class A and Class AR licence Requirements

Ontario adds a Class A/AR Manual Transmission Restriction Ontario has changed its restrictions for Class A/AR licences. Starting July 1, 2022 you will want to be sure to take your Class A/AR road test with a vehicle that has the kind of transmission you plan to be driving with on the regular. The new [...]

2022-03-31T20:26:28+00:00March 30th, 2022|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

Canadian ELD enforcement delayed until January 1, 2023

Canadian ELD mandate moved back until beginning of 2023Once again, the Canadian ELD mandate has been pushed back and will not be enforced until January 1, 2023. Originally slated to come into effect this June, the mandate has been pushed back six months due to lack of certified equipment for fleets to purchase.The Canadian Council [...]

2022-06-06T20:46:42+00:00March 15th, 2022|Canadian Regulations|

Ontario does away with licence plate stickers for passenger vehicles

Commercial vehicles excluded from new plate requirements in Ontario Some good news for those in Ontario. The Ontario government announced that they are doing away with licence plate stickers for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, and mopeds. Sorry commercial drivers, the new plate sticker rules do not apply to you. Commercial vehicles will still need [...]

2022-02-28T13:12:05+00:00February 28th, 2022|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

Federally regulated truck workers to face vaccination mandate

Canada to mandate vaccines for federally regulated truck drivers Vaccine mandates continue to roll out to cover more sectors of the workforce. Federally regulated transportation workers will now need to provide proof of vaccination in early 2022. An official date has yet to be selected as the Canadian government says it is working with [...]

2022-01-11T06:12:43+00:00January 11th, 2022|Canadian Regulations|

FMCSA grants exemption for Canadian Carriers providing relief services in British Columbia

Canadian Carriers get a helping hand from FMCSA after B.C.’s historic flooding The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has provided an exemption for Canadian carriers providing relief to British Columbia which is still being affected by severe flooding and road closures. Many areas of BC are still cut off as road crews [...]

2021-12-09T16:54:31+00:00December 9th, 2021|Border Crossing|

Updates to NY Highway Use Tax Filing Requirements

New York filing requirements for Highway Use Tax have updated The State of New York’s Department of Taxation and Finance has recently released a new bulletin regarding NY Highway Use Tax filing requirements. If you have been issued a Highway Use Tax (HUT) or an automotive fuel carrier certificate of registration (C of R) [...]

2021-12-09T16:42:15+00:00December 9th, 2021|US Regulations|

U.S. Solo Drivers exempt from vaccine mandate

Solo drivers exempt from vaccine mandate applying to large companies. The United States has stated that solo drivers will be exempt from the vaccine mandate that currently applies to businesses with more than 100 employees. It is important to note that this does not apply to the cross-border driver vaccine mandate. The new exemption [...]

2021-12-09T16:30:07+00:00December 9th, 2021|US Regulations|

U.S. FAST centers set to reopen, Canada’s remain closed.

U.S. reopening FAST applications November 29th Those looking to get their FAST or NEXUS passes are in for some good news. Free and Secure Trade centers will reopen in the United States on November 29th. So far, Canada's remain closed with no update on a future opening date. As per the U.S. Customs and [...]

2021-12-09T16:27:24+00:00December 7th, 2021|Border Crossing|
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