31 Jul

U.S. to make Crash Preventability Determination Program permanent

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) wants to make the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program permanent. The pilot project was launched in 2017, and was originally intended to last just two years. On Wednesday, the agency proposed…

29 Jul

Carbon tax becoming a reality for Saskatchewan carriers

REGINA, Sask. – Having to pay any new tax is seldom a welcome expense for businesses and individuals, and Saskatchewan’s carbon tax is no exception. With carriers now needing to keep track and record the amount of tax they pay…

29 Jul

Third-party certification for ELDs a no-brainer, but comes with side-effects

So, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are finally coming to Canada in 2021. A little bit behind our neighbors to the south, but perhaps a blessing in disguise. It will be two years this December since the U.S. ELD mandate was…

25 Jul

ELDs as a time management tool

What if electronic logging devices (ELDs) were used as time management tools rather than enforcement devices? Sure, they would still limit the amount of time you are able to drive each day, but the primary intent of the device would…

22 Jul

What’s in a name?

How to effectively get your name out there

22 Jul

Asleep at the ELD switch

Trucking has its own language, and I’m not talking about CB chatter or the unique jargon every industry develops. It’s more about the way trucking uses certain words that have a completely different meaning in the minds of most non-trucking…

19 Jul

What does the ELD mandate mean to you?

On June 12, Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) posting in Canada Gazette Part 2 finally occurred. As far as the Private Motor Truck Council (PMTC) and its members are concerned, this announcement is a positive step forward for the…

16 Jul

U.S. imposes lifetime ban on commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has permanently banned drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The ruling was issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Tuesday. “This is an important…

16 Jul

Driving academy boss recalls futile India school bid

OTTAWA, Ont. — Ontario is said to be considering opening a training center for heavy-duty drivers in the northern Indian state of Punjab, home to thousands of truckers working in Canada. The province recently announced that the trucking industry will…

12 Jul

Premiers reaffirm commitment to MELT program

SASKATOON, Sask. – Canada’s premiers have reaffirmed their commitment to adopting a minimum national entry-level training standard for truck drivers by 2021. The announcement came at their meeting in Saskatoon this week, where trucking issues were a major topic of…