28 Jun

Ontario unveils staggered commercial plate-price rises

TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial plate prices in Ontario will go up by 2% from July 2020 and will continue to rise by 2% until 2023. Meanwhile certain fees, such as oversize single trip and blanket permits will increase by 2%…

25 Jun

Protect your record against ‘non-preventable’ accidents

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program in August 2017. It allows motor carriers or drivers involved in certain crash types to submit Requests for Data Review through FMCSA’s DataQs system. Originally intended to…

21 Jun

Enhanced weigh scale opens in Delta, B.C.

DELTA, B.C. – Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) officers have a newly-enhanced facility at their disposal on Nordel Way in Delta, B.C. Providing a dry, well-lit area to help CVSE officers when doing inspections, the facility is large enough…

20 Jun

Challenger opens own driver training academy

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – A major Ontario transportation company is addressing the problem of an acute driver shortage in a unique way – it has opened its own driver training school in the presence of leaders from the trucking industry. Challenger…

14 Jun

A look back at the PMTC annual conference

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s annual conference concluded in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Friday. Here’s look back at some of the events. Tom Moore, senior vice-president at the U.S. National Private Truck Council, announces…

10 Jun

Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal…

02 Jun

B.C. government highlights initiatives aimed at improving conditions for trucking industry

KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update on a slew of initiatives across the province recently, including the Weight2GoBC bypass program. Issuing over 1.2 million ‘green lights’ for carriers to bypass weigh stations thus far,…

01 Jun

CTA highlights efforts on Driver Inc. during BCTA conference

KELOWNA, B.C. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has taken several strides in its attempt to reign in Driver Inc. in an attempt to help level the playing field for carriers across the country. CTA president Stephen Laskowski brought B.C.…

31 May

MELT required for Saskatchewan farm workers by 2020

REGINA, Sask. – The Province of Saskatchewan will require drivers in agriculture to complete mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) starting next year. Like those looking to acquire a Class 1 licence to drive a commercial truck, farm workers will need…

29 Nov

Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and…