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More Misleading Marketing in the Trucking Industry.   We at PSTC hate scammers, frauds, and underhanded business tactics. It gives a good industry with primarily good people and good businesses a shady side. This is why we are continuing our series of blog posts about misleading marketing in the trucking industry. This blog is [...]

2018-08-24T01:57:56+00:00August 25th, 2018|Misleading marketing, trucking scams|

ELD waiver extended for Livestock Haulers Until September 2019

Congress puts forth bill to extend the livestock ELD exemption The U.S. Senate has passed a bill allowing livestock and agricultural haulers to keep paper logs until the end of September 2019. However, this bill needs some work before becoming finalized. Over the next two months, the House will have to work out the [...]

2018-08-14T18:30:58+00:00August 15th, 2018|ELD, Hours of Service, US Regulations|

New Drug-Impaired Driving Laws in Effect

With the legalization of cannabis coming soon to Canada, drivers should know the laws and the consequences of breaking them. With the legalization of cannabis on the horizon, drivers should take the time to familiarize themselves with the cannabis laws and legislation on both a federal and provincial level. Much like alcohol, the provinces [...]

2019-01-25T02:14:18+00:00July 26th, 2018|Canada, Driving Laws|

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Adds a Change to MTO Schedule 1

New Change to MTO Schedule 1 for Spring Assembly Regulations The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released a change to Part 20: Suspension System in its Schedule 1. Cracked or Broken Springs in any Spring Assembly Now Considered Major Defect. The new regulations state, “cracked or broken main spring leaf or more than [...]

2018-06-12T03:14:19+00:00June 12th, 2018|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

New Guidance Regarding Personal Conveyance in the ELD Hours of Service Rule

 The FMSCA has provided further instruction on what counts as personal conveyance and what does not. The FMCSA has just released guidance and clarification in response to the widespread concern and comments submitted in response to the ELD mandate that came into effect December 17, 2017. Carriers, companies, and associations wanted further information in [...]

2018-06-04T22:00:35+00:00June 5th, 2018|Hours of Service, US Regulations|

2018 Roadcheck: Right around the corner June 5-7

 Make sure you and your team are ready for inspection. International Roadcheck is June 5-7 this year, so make sure you are tuned up and ready for an inspection.  A heads up that a major focus this year will be on hours of service, so make sure that you are compliant on your hours [...]

2018-06-05T03:35:22+00:00May 31st, 2018|Trucking Events|

New Requirements for Class D License as of July 1, 2018

New rules involve knowledge and medical tests. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released its new requirements for Class D license holders as of July 1, 2018. These new requirements will bring this level of licensing in line with other license class requirements in the province. The main changes that are occurring are: [...]

How to Ace your Roadcheck Inspection: What to Expect and Common Roadcheck Violations to Avoid

International Roadcheck 2018 is set for June 5-7. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says it will focus on hours of service this year. Attention has been on hours of service since the FMCSA implemented the ELD mandate this past December. The CVSA thought because of this, it would be the perfect year to [...]

2018-05-05T18:45:25+00:00May 7th, 2018|Tid bits, Trucking Events|

Misleading Marketing: Now Targeting Your DOT Biennial Update

Marketers are using Scare Tactics to Add You to Their Client List We no sooner hit the publish button on our blog about emails impersonating the FMCSA for gaining business, when we received an email using another alarming marketing tactic. This time the sender is using the U.S. DOT Biennial Update deadline as their [...]

2019-01-25T02:01:09+00:00April 16th, 2018|Misleading marketing, trucking scams|